I have a lot of leftover photos of my trip to Dallas with Kim. Besides our big speech and the Hot Chocolate race, we managed to have some other fun adventures.
Settle in with some popcorn
We ate lots good food...for our last dinner in Dallas I had chicken and waffles. Now all I ever want to eat is chicken and waffles. It's breakfast and dinner all contained on one glorious plate smothered in gravy and syrup!
I also had some really good crab cakes at the hotel. If I could have added these to the chicken and waffle dish I may have never left the city.
I could drink the remoulade that was drizzled on these.
In true VIP style, we had a great city view from our hotel room:
You can't see it here, but the Omni Hotel put on an awesome light show - it looked like Las Vegas out our window!
When we were at Fair Park on Friday we ran right by the Cotton Bowl Stadium. I didn't know this, but the Cotton Bowl isn't even played here anymore! It's been played at Cowboy Stadium since 2010. There are still some college football games played here every year, and it was even used for some 1994 World Cup matches. (A soccer reference on this blog! I must not be feeling well.)
The rest of Fair Park was really beautiful as well. Kim and I enjoyed a short running tour through the grounds.
Funny story about this day - we had planned to run from our hotel to Fair Park for packet pick up since it was less than 3 miles away. We (thankfully!) asked the hotel guest services if it would be safe to do so and got a scarily resounding 'NO!' from all four people behind the desk. They showed us how to take the train there instead. Apparently there are parts of downtown Dallas that would eat up two little runner girls...
Lastly, on Saturday we did a little bit of sightseeing. I dragged Kim to a western shop. She obviously loved it.
I had to talk her out of spending all her money on the cowboy boot/gun/giant steer head bling, even though it's a completely versatile piece.
We also checked out the JFK memorial, which was just a couple short blocks from our hotel.
It was very simple and very peaceful.
You can read more about it here
Overall it was a fun trip! Dallas isn't necessarily a city I would want to go back to, but it was nice to visit and say I've been there. The people we met in Texas were surprisingly nice for the most part, which was a pleasant surprise since we both come from small, friendly Midwest towns.
Cons: I was sad there weren't any cowboys to hit on.
We also didn't hear any country music until we were in my car headed home from the airport. How????