Weekend in Dallas

Weekend in Dallas


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...)

Dallas is only 4-5 hours from Little Rock so it's a pretty quick weekend trip. It's also a really, really easy drive. So we had planned on leaving Friday at lunch, and we did. However, you make plans and God laughs? We woke up Friday morning to a backyard full of snow. Since it didn't stick to the roads we were safe to drive, and by we I mean Rich because it started snowing on us while driving and I have ZERO idea on how to drive in any condition besides sunny, happy weather.

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: 
  1. I did not suck... surprisingly. 
  2. Rich did very well... not surprisingly because he's an actual golfer. 
  3. It was a lot of fun. 
  4. I would do it again. 
  5. 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? 

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  1. I didn't realize Dallas was so close to Little Rock!! The Rustic is one of my fave spots in Dallas, you all definitely made a good call by going there! So crazy we all got some snow!


  2. Dallas seems so fun! It's always important to know of a good brunch spot to hit in every city!

    Casey // adolescentadulthood.co

  3. Looks like you had a great weekend! That brunch looks sooo good.

    Katie | http://katieisadora.com

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! All that food looked delish!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  5. This looks like so much fun! I love going to Dallas.

  6. Looks like you had a greta time, I love in and out its so yummy!

  7. I visited Dallas when I was very young and am dying to go back! Seems like such a fun city!

    xoxo A

  8. The Rustic is the bomb dot com! (Pretty sure I have not used that in forever...) but seriously I love going there when they have concerts. It's such a great place to hang out and catch up with friends!

    xoxo, Hannah

  9. Looks like an amazing weekend! What I would do for some in-and-out burger...

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  10. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love visiting Dallas it has so many things to do!

  11. uhh I'm craving in-and-out now!!!! ;)

  12. Looks like such a fun road trip, and the food looks delicious!

  13. What a fun road trip! I've always wanted to visit Dallas!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  14. all of this food looks incredible! loved reading about what you did while you were in dallas. it's such a cool city & you really made some great stops. x, nicole // www.nicoleeigh.com

  15. I love Dallas! When I wa younger we'd go to the Galleria and Grapevine for every birthday!

  16. Haha, that first snapchat is awesome! See your doggy in the back!


  17. This looks like such a fun trip! I love the name of the brunch menu...puns are a favorite of mine!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  18. I love Dallas. Always a good place to visit.


  19. That purple geode is beautiful! I've never been to Texas but I'm planning to visit soon because a few of my friends have jobs there!

    Hannah | the swirl blog


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