Greetings from Dallas, Texas! 8)
After two quick flights and a slight snafu with the girls arriving to pick me up at the wrong airport (there are two in Dallas!) my friends and I were reunited at last – whee!
The consensus was that we were all STARVING – so we headed right to lunch!
We drove past TONS of cute Mexican restaurants and taco joints, but settled on Mi Cocina in a little shopping district near my friends house.
Sitting out on the patio, we chattered away as girlfriends tend to do when it’s been months since they were last reunited!
It’s actually been a semi-cloudy afternoon, but the humidity…my God the humidity! Don’t ever let me complain about how humid Iowa summers get – it is sweltering down here!
We looked over the lunch menus and decided on combo #1.
creamy refried beans, and the most savory, cheesy enchiladas ever. So amazing. So authentic tasting, too!
We walked off our food babies by shopping in a little area known as the West Village in the Uptown area of Dallas.
Entertaining myself while the girls tried on clothes at Banana Republic! Oh, I decided to keep my hair short for now and got it chopped yesterday!
We made sure to make a stop at Starby’s so I could get my mandatory collectors mug from Dallas!
And an iced coffee to boot.
We drove around for the rest of the afternoon, gawking at the GORGEOUS homes in the area. Seriously, palatial. Oh! And we saw George & Laura Bush’s home!! I finally finished Laura’s memoirs on the plane here, and she spoke of their Dallas home in the final chapter. How fitting that we were right near it!
The house and street itself are gated to keep creepers like me and my friends away, I suppose, but it was still cool!
Then we went and saw the Texas school book depository building where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK. The experience of seeing the building and the street on which his motorcade drove on was surreal.
On a happier note – I’m signing off for the evening to go pop open THIS: