Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ten on the Tenth - Southfork Ranch (more photos)

Today I'm sharing ten more photos from our trip to Southfork Ranch last month as part of Shimelle's Ten Things. (You can see my first set of photos here.) As I mentioned last time, exterior scenes for the show Dallas (the original and the new series starting this week) were filmed here. The interior of the house was not used for filming, however it has been decorated to reflect the lifestyle and personalities of the Ewing family. The small house  in the last photo was used in the original series as a bunkhouse for ranch hands, and we learned on our visit that in the new series it was used as the house where the Ewing's cook and her daughter (John Ross's girlfriend) live.









We have our calendars set to watch the new two hour premier of Dallas this Wednesday evening. Anyone else planning to watch and see if it can compete with the original?

17 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

what a cool post~I bet that was so interesting and gorgeous!!!!

helena said...

What fun - brings back great memories of all the drama. No date announced yet for when it will be aired in UK - look forward to hearing how well they do with the new series

scrappyjacky said...

I remember watching the original.

JulieJ said...

I don't think it's going to be showing here yet. I remember the original and student games where you copied what was happening on screen in terms of jumping on the bed or having a drink. I recall people being quite drunk by the end of an episode.

Ellyn said...

you know what, I never watched Dallas when it was on originally (I was a Dynasty girl. I know. Shoot me now!). so I probably won't watch this time either. Great photos though!

Jane said...

wonderful photos, I must watch the new show

Alison said...

Great pictures...I haven'd when it will air on UK TV either, but I'll be interested to see how it compares!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I liked Dallas when it was on, but I probably won't watch this round. I've pretty much given up on TV series in general. I had no idea (until last month) that Southfork was a tourist destination!

Beverly said...

Oh such memories, I was a diehard fan until Dynasty stole me away. I won't watch the new series since I have just a few shows I watch these days. I haven't seen it advertised but then again I don't remember seeing any TV this week and if I did it was probably DVRed

Sian said...

These are a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to the new ahow reaching the UK. It used to be on Wednesday nights here all those years ago, and I can remember hurrying my homework so I would be ready to watch!

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, seeing that house brought back Dallas memories! I will probably check out the new show. We, well, I, used to be a faithful Dallas watcher!

Jennifer Grace said...

Great photos! Though I think I'd find those big portraits in the house a bit scary! x

Ginger said...

Wonderful memories brought back looking at those photos Melissa, I especially liked seeing the paintings of all the characters. I think we will watch the new series and see what it's like, but will probably PVR it. :)

Charis said...

I remember watching the original with my mum! I think the portraits don't really match the decor.. strange.

MonicaB said...

Wow that's quite a house. Love the photos of all the characters. My mom use to watch the show, it will be interest to see if they can recreate the magic of the original.

Nathalie said...

I had no clue about the new series but your photos sent me way, way back when I was watching it as a kid! :) Thanks for sharing photos of your visit!

Jimjams said...

Those photos bring back some VERY old memories of the original series! Looks like an interesting place to visit. I'm not that bothered by the new series though ... it'll probably be a while before it makes its way across the pond too.