Thursday, April 22, 2010

Welcome to Dallas...

I feel terrible that I am just getting around to posting about last weekend and our trip to Dallas. Since dating the BF I have been to TX several times and even before meeting the BF I had been to the DFW Airport but this was my first trip outside of the sliding doors. The BF always says that I seem to dawdle while in the airport (I seem to think that I move at my own pace) and this trip was no different. I was trailing behind at one point (checking and rechecking my carry-ons to ensure that I had not left anything behind) and when I looked up the BF had grabbed by suitcase off of the revolving baggage claim and was headed toward the exit. I was like WHOA, maybe I really do dwadle (but I would never admit to it, I just like to take in my surroundings) We arrived in Dallas on Friday mid afternoon and met up with the BF's parents (Mommy TX and Daddy TX). Never having ventured out of the DFW Airport I was all eyes in the backseat of the rental totally taking in the scenery.

I was totally expecting to see a sign that mimicked the above...just kidding

And I was totally prepared to see these girls everywhere too...

Granted I didn't spot any DCC Cheerleaders or any life-size cowboy hats I still had a wonderful time (funny I know....). Even though Dallas is WAY bigger than Lexington I felt that there were areas that reminded me of Lexington. Lexington is known for patio dining and everywhere we went there were people enjoying the afternoon at sweet little restaurants. I like the idea of a fast-paced, bigger city that allows for lots of entertainment. Not to mention I saw three different Nordstroms, 2 CPKs (California Pizza Kitchens) and a Container Store, I mean really what more could someone ask for. 

Aside from the great areas within the city that the BF were able to see we had a fantastic time spending time with his family. His sister and brother-in-law were great hostesses/tour-guides and it was nice to spend time with everyone. On Saturday, I experienced Sprinkles Cupcakes for the first time, and as much as I love GIGI's I think that Sprinkles may have them beat, (thats another post for another day...).

Outside of Sprinkles Cupcakes...yummy
{all photos courtesy of Mommy TX}

Matt, Courtney, MKH, and the BF at dinner on Saturday
{all photos courtesy of Mommy TX}

Family TX at Catina Laredo on Saturday (Mexican galore!!)
{all photos courtesy of Mommy TX}

The BF and I before dinner.
{all photos courtesy of Mommy TX}

It was a great first trip to Dallas and I am excited for future visits. I hope everyone had a great week back at work/school and has a nice weekend. It is supposed to rain for the next 10 days in Lexington and I am dreading the dreary weather. Happy Weekend!!!

Pray for sunshine:)