Happy Monday! This past weekend Rich and I went to Dallas for a quick weekend trip before he starts back to law school and before I have to get back to working full-time in the office. (The holidays spoil me...)
Once we got to Dallas and went to the hotel, we relaxed a bit. Over five hours in the car under stressful conditions with snow, re-routes, traffic and tiredness we just took a little time to relax. As soon as I realized how close we were to a Trader Joe's I got a BOLT of energy and couldn't get out of the hotel quickly enough. After buying two cases of wine, a ton of marinara sauce and some cookie butter I felt I had done enough damage. $200 worth of damage to be exact but who is counting...
After my Trader Joe's personal spending challenge event, we found this restaurant called, "Kenny's Italian Kitchen." It had great reviews, was close by, but I was skeptical because it was in a strip mall.
It. was. delicious.
And I'm sorry for judging a book by its strip mall cover because the inside of this restaurant was cozy, charming and I would go back in a heartbeat.
After dinner we went back to the hotel to relax so we could do a lot of things on Saturday and boy, did we...
We got up and headed downtown to eat brunch at a restaurant called, 'The Rustic.'
It was also ... delicious.
The Rustic in Dallas, TX, has a brunch menu called, "Jam and Toast" because you get all of this food and then there is a band playing.
Bloody Mary ... Bloody Mary ... BLOODY MARY.
Also, delicious bloody mary.
After brunch, we headed to Dealey Plaza where Kennedy was shot. Rich had never been there before so we parked and walked around the area. We didn't take the 6th Floor Tour, but I did make a Penny out of Kennedy's head with one of those machines you turn until it flattens and imprints it.
Next on the list was the Perrot Science Museum!
I had always wanted to go and Rich didn't complain even though I could tell it was not his thing. That's part of relationships, though ... give and take.
They had around 9-11 exhibits and my favorite was the one about gems and crystals because I like pretty things.
And the one about dinosaurs because I think they are strange.
After we did those two things it was on to the next ... Top Golf.
Here's what I will say about Top Golf:
- I did not suck... surprisingly.
- Rich did very well... not surprisingly because he's an actual golfer.
- It was a lot of fun.
- I would do it again.
- I am not going to become a golfer.
After a full day of fun, it was back to the hotel to change for dinner. Because we liked Kenny's Italian Kitchen we decided to try Kenny's Steakhouse. I'll give it to Kenny that he really knows what he is doing.
We slept in a bit on Sunday and ate at In-and-Out Burger before heading back to Little Rock.
How about I use my favorite word again to describe the weekend ... delicious!
What did you do this weekend?