Droning America: Dallas, TX
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In this episode of Droning America, hostess Angie Avestruz heads to the Big D - Dallas, Texas. She teams up with local TV sports news personality Kaime Stroot to show us the sights and sounds of the great city in northern Texas - by drone. In addition to the Reunion Tower, the M Line Trolley, and the Deep Elum District (an important arts center), you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the most important spots in American history - Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963.
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Welcome to Droning America, a show where we take you across the country to see some of your favorite cities from a brand new perspective, the sky! On this episode host Angie Avestruz takes us to a state where everything is bigger, it's the known as the Big D; Dallas, Texas! We meet up with local FOX Sports Southwest Host and Personality Kaime Stroot to see a few places the locals say you just have to check out! First stop, the M-Line Trolley, which is fun and free way to get around the city! Angie finds out where the locals like to dine, relax and do some of their shopping while visiting the Crescent. Then, we see one of Dallas's most attractive fitness and hiking areas when we stop off on Katy Trail! Kaime shows us Deep Ellum where the locals like to enjoy good music, street art and delicious BBQ. Next, we take the drone over to the infamous Dealey Plaza and observe one of the most iconic buildings in the Dallas skyline, Reunion Tower. Finally, we head to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to see Dallas claims to have one of the best skyline in the country. Stick around to see some of the breathtaking views the Dallas area has to offer! Find out if we've been to your favorite city by visiting AirVuz.com/DroningAmerica. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Angie: Hello, and welcome to Droning America. I'm your host, Angie Avestruz. Today, we're in the Lone Star State, where everything's bigger, including the sports stadiums. It's the location of one of the most significant days in US history and it's known as the Big D. Welcome to Dallas, Texas. Right now, I'm in City Place meeting up with Kaime [00:00:30] O'Teter. She's a local Fox Sports Southwest host and personality and she's gonna show us everything her city has to offer. Hey, Kaime. Kaime: What's up, Ange? Hey, guys! So I'm born and raised here and I promise you, my city will not disappoint and it's a beautiful day to show you around Big D. Let's hop on the M-Line. Angie: Let's go. We just took the M-Line trolley here, which is sort of the fun and free way to get around town. Kaime: It sure is, and very historical as well. It kind of gives you that old history that Dallas [00:01:00] has to offer. It connect three different districts. We went from City Place right through [inaudible 00:01:04], through Uptown, that's where we are here. You definitely have to stop off at the Crescent and then it goes all around to the Arts District. So there's three different structures that are with the Crescent Hotel. It's 10 acres. You have an office building, you have an office building, and you also have the shops that have really nice things. A Stanley Korshak's inside. It's a great spot. Angie: And on the Trolley, we rode along McKinney Avenue, which is sort of a hot spot for locals to eat and go hang out? Kaime: It's definitely the place to go at night. It has a great [00:01:30] night life there. The bars are open until 2 in the morning. There's all sorts of ... from higher end to just kind of like diet bars. Some of the college kids come over. You've got the AC, so you're going to a Stars game, Mavs game, go there before, maybe watch the game or go there after to celebrate. Angie: Now we're off to another great spot in Dallas, a natural, scenic fitness destination that is 100% supported by the community. Kaime, we're on the famous Katy Trail, which is a popular place to come if you want to get a good workout in. Kaime: It sure is. It's a running/biking trail. You could even walk it, but it's 3.5 miles. [00:02:00] It's linear and it connects basically Mockingbird Station near SMU all the way down to American Airlines Center, where the Stars and Mavs play. Angie: Another unique feature is that it has a restaurant right on it. Kaime: It sure does. SO either way, whether you want to go workout, grab a beer. You want grab a beer. Maybe you want to work out. Either way, there's a lot of different restaurants along the trail, so it's a really nice [inaudible 00:02:17]. Angie: And this trail was built on top of a railroad track. I hear you guys have another park that was put on top of a highway? Kaime: It sure was. It's really nice. These are really new additions that Dallas has kind of brought in. It's a nice feature because you got the Downtown, the skyscrapers, and all of the concrete, but it's really nice [00:02:30] they've kind of put in places like Katy Trail and Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren Park actually is ... they're both one of my favorite places to hang out. But it's 5.2 acres. You can go play sports there. There's a kids' park. There's some reading areas, a really neat restaurant, and a lot of music's also played there. Angie: Walking a trail, we worked up quite an appetite. So next, we're checking out a new up-and-coming neighborhood in East Dallas, known for its art, music, and food. Well, we've made our way to the booming neighborhood of Deep Ellum. Right now, we're standing [00:03:00] under this huge sculpture. What's the deal with this guy? Kaime: You don't see this too often or every day. This is a really unique neighborhood. And there's a series of three sculptures. It's called the Traveling Man, but it kind of tells the community that you're in Deep Ellum. There is a "Standing Tall," which is this guy. You have "Awakening," and then, "Waiting on a Train." Angie: Well, walking around, everywhere you look, you see these awesome art murals. Is that something that makes this part of town so unique? Kaime: There's murals everywhere, which kind of talk about the art scene that's here. There's a huge music scene. This place is kind of growing. There's a lot of history [00:03:30] kind of going all the way back to 1888, when there was an industrial time period and kind of it's really reliving and booming again. Angie: Yeah, some of that great Texas barbecue is right here, is that right? Kaime: Absolutely. You definitely know you've made it to Deep Ellum when you see Pecan Lodge. Angie: Now we're heading to a National Historic Landmark in the West End District, a location that symbolizes the end of the Age of Innocence in America. All right, you can't come to Dallas without visiting the infamous Dealey Plaza. And right now, we're standing on the Grassy Knoll where JFK was assassinated right over there. Kaime: [00:04:00] It's very surreal feeling, being here where the tragedy struck. But it has brought so many people from all around the world to come here and pay respects to the President. Angie: This is definitely an iconic location here in Dallas, but also that ball behind there says something. When you see it, you know you're in Dallas. Kaime: Absolutely. Reunion Tower is one of the things in the Dallas Skyline that you know when you're looking at it that you are in Dallas. It stands 561 feet, the observation tower, it spins 360 degrees and also has 259 lights. At night, it lights up according to different things that are going on [00:04:30] around Dallas. Angie: Wow, that's awesome, and definitely iconic. But that wasn't always the case when you were driving into Dallas, right? Kaime: About 60 years ago, you would have seen something totally different, the Pegasus, which is a really big, red flying horse that actually was a top on one of the highest buildings. It was a Renaissance Revival magnolia building. It got brought down. It was kind of old, but got restored just a few years ago and now it stands proudly in front of the [inaudible 00:04:52] hotel. Angie: Kaime, thank you so much for showing us around your city all day. I've had so much fun and I've learned a lot. Kaime: Well, I hope that you got to experience a lot of what Dallas [00:05:00] has to offer and the Texas heat. But it has been absolutely my pleasure showing you around. Angie: Finally, we're on the hunt for the best view of one of the most identifiable skylines in the world. And to find it, we're heading to a part of the Trinity River Project. For our last stop, I'm checking out the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which has only been around for a few years, but has quickly become a staple in the beautiful Dallas Skyline. Thanks for hanging out with us and make sure to stay tuned for the next episode of Droning America. You never know which city we're gonna pop into next. Bye, y'all. [00:05:30] And this is now an iconic place in Dallas. But another iconic ... [00:06:00] I [00:06:30] don't know what to call that thing. Nailed it. Speaker 3: [inaudible 00:06:34] Angie: Killing it right now. Whoa, sorry. That's good. That's good. I'm going over. Come on. Speaker 3: [inaudible 00:06:34] that would have been good. Angie: I'm pretty sure it's like [inaudible 00:06:34] A real joy ... Oh, my God. I'm sweating down [inaudible 00:06:36]. Okay. Ready? Speaker 3: All right, and rolling, even when you said you were sweating down [00:07:00] your shirt. Angie: Great. Good one! That was it?