Sunday, February 10, 2013

More Money Than Good Sense

An article in the Los Angeles Times Travel section caught my eye this morning. 

If you remember the on-going night-time soap called "Dallas" and followed it religiously, then heads up.  The South Fork Ranch is now open for tours.  They're ready, they say, for groups of 20 to 2,000 for reunions, weddings or corporate events.

See for yourself the gun that shot J.R.!  Lucy's Wedding Dress!  Jock's Lincoln Continental!  Tour the house and grounds -- adults $13.50, seniors $11.50. Groups of 20+ pay just $9 per person. 

There are not one, but two gift shops!  Ten different ballrooms!  And a package deal for $199/per person that includes two nights at the South Fork Hotel, Plano, two tour tickets and free breakfast.  Still hungry? Miss Ellie's Deli, at your service.

But:  all of the above is not what ran in the LA Times.  That would be the "romantic insider tours" of the mansion.  Slip into the limo provided to take you from the Dallas area to the ranch.  Sip a cocktail on J.R.'s balcony, sit down to a dinner of Texas steak, smoked baked potatoes and dessert of apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream.  What does this cost?    $1,500 per couple.

Yep, more money than good sense.  

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