I got off the Spur, looking for the Post Office from the wild goose chase Google Maps sent me on. I went into the Enchanted Forest and asked the owner, Mr. Walker, if he knew where my location was. I showed him my phone and across the street was the Gas Station Google insisted was where the federal building was supposed to be.
I headed downtown to catch the Number One to the actual place I needed to go. This grand building, opened in 1933 and composed of Cordova limestone, the three-story rectangular building was designed in the Beaux Arts style architecture.
It was like going back in time.
I decided to walk back to the Transfer Center and of course I don’t know north from south; ended up on Main and 8th near the Hilton.
I have lived in Texas since 1995 and Fort Worth since 2011 and I never knew we had a JFK monument.
Nestled safely between the Convention Center and some fine downtown restaurants was the bronze statue of our 35th President.
President Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963 in downtown Dallas in a Lincoln convertible. The rare occasion First Lady, Jackie Onassis, was by his side.
I sat on one of the benches, closed my eyes and I could feel the history of this monumental event.
I continued my journey to the station, purchased a vitamin water and my favorite BBQ baked Lays and thought to myself, not too shabby for a Thursday afternoon.
With Hugs and Hope