Monday, July 27, 2015

travel bug: dallas

after reading through 36 hours (the complete series), i've been really interested in trying to explore nearby cities and states more often in mini 'scapes. granted, i've visited dallas several times so, it isn't a "new" city to me per se but, i wanted to see/do more than just make the usual rounds. 

cut to, a quick mini trip to dallas i took with my parents a couple weeks ago. in true 36 hour fashion, it was jam-packed with loads of sights, sounds, and tastes. and while it was exhausting (as all short 'scapes are), it left me with a new perspective of a city i'd visited so many times before. 

first up, lunch. after making our food truck decisions, we savored our lunches in the park. between the great people watching, funky landscaping and architecture, as well as local shops in attendance, i was in love. short of the intense texas heat, it was sublime. 

[rice bowls and basil lemonade]

[my dad's love affair with his pastrami sandwich]

[chocolate chip cookie + strawberry mojito ice cream sandwich]

next up, we checked out the art collection at dma. i always love seeing what museums curate from place to place. my personal favorites were frank bowling's map paintings, and design from 1960s to present. 



[love this piece]

[through an iphone x3]

post-museum, we powdered our noses, took a breather, and re-emerged for dinner where i had some of the best enchiladas and elotes. plus, what's a visit to texas without sampling some great mexican food?

[such a babe]

[the wild 'rita]

[paletas are always a good idea]

later, we ventured over to see pippin. and while, it may not have been my favorite storyline, the costumes, songs, cast, and acrobatic routines were phenomenal.

lastly, we hit up ikea for a few home goods...because, why not? dallas, you were such a treat. thanks for such a great time, as always.

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