OK-so I kinda got busy and forgot I'd posted this. I'm leaning towards the State Fair as the "main event". How about the weekend of Sat. 10/19 and Sun 10/20? I'm thinking we do the State Fair on Saturday and then for those who want to stay overnight/live in the area we could meet again Sunday for Mass and then lunch and maybe another event before heading out separate ways. I don't think there are any "big" events like OU/TX football that weekend to impede our travels.
Here's a link to the State Fair for Saturday, 10/19. Christian band Casting Crowns will be performing on the Main Stage @ 8:30 p.m. that evening. (Kinda why I picked this weekend.)bigtex.ntelligentsystems.com
Sunday Ideas: (feel free to make suggestions folks)
-I suggest Mass @ 9 am @ The Cathedral de Guadalupe. (There's also a noon Mass in English but that cuts into time for doing other stuff.) www.cathedralguadalupe.org
-Dallas Arboretum dallasarboretum.org
-choose something from Dallas Arts District www.thedallasartsdistrict.org
(I personally suggest Trammell Crow or Dallas Museum of Art)
-The Dallas World Aquarium www.dwazoo.com
-Meyerson (The Firebird is the show @ 2:30 pm and there are some tickets left in the Choral Terrace @ $28 each.) www.dallassymphony.com
I will probably want to find a cheap hotel in the area for Saturday night at least. If anyone else is interested I'll find one early on and post it so we can stay at the same place. If enough people show interest early on I might be able to get a group rate established.
Okay folks-here are my ideas. I'll wait on some feedback at this point.