Friday, June 6, 2008

Dallas or Bust

Big News! A few days after Nana and Papa leave, my parents are coming to love on their grandchildren while Rich and I go away BY OURSELVES for a few days.

Yahoo!

Our destination? Dallas!

Rich will be attending a conference and I will be tagging along to do...well anything I want to do. Doesn't that sound heavenly?

Now that is where you come in. I know several of you have Dallas connections. So, what should we do and where should we eat? That last one being the most important. Naturally. I plan do a good bit of just hanging out by the pool and sleeping in, but we'll want to get out a little as well.

Help? The conference will be at The University of Dallas in Irving if that helps.

24 comments:

Xandra said...

Ooh! Ooh! I know! Rent a car and drive 4 more hours south and see me!!!

Oh I kid! Well, not really since I would love to meet you in person, but that would be a ridiculous drive.

Hope you have a great time!

Xandra

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo!!! No Dallas connections here, but if you ever want to visit Korea or the East Coast (especially PA, MD, and DC)....I'm your girl!

Have a blast!

Kristen said...

Oh, sounds like so much fun! Enjoy! What a treat to have had Nana and Papa around to help and now to have a little get away. You are one spoiled girl :o)

Julie said...

I live in Oklahoma but have been to the Dallas area numerous of times. I would highly recommend eating at Pappadeux. It is cajun seafood. Or eat at Babe's Chicken. It is family style servings. Delicious!!! Have lots of fun. Some of the best times are relaxing by a pool, reading, and not going going going.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Hi! I have dropped in to visit a few times, and love your blog! I used to live in Dallas for a few years, and I second Julie's recommendation of Pappadeauxs...it's fabulous. Of course, you sort of have to like seafood to enjoy it. :) Awesome desserts too...if you go there you've gotta splurge on that.

http://www.pappadeaux.com/

There is also a little pizza place called Fireside Pies that's awesome.

http://firesidepies.com/home.asp

One more...! :) If you like your meat, they have a good Brazilian steakhouse called Texas de Brazil that's yummy...but be prepared to leave STUFFED.

http://www.texasdebrazil.com/

Of course there are some great upscale steakhouses like Ruth's Chris and Mortons...can't go wrong with those!

And if you get a chance, you should go shopping at the North Park Mall. Good stuff!

I'm sorry...didn't mean to leave such a long comment. Have a wonderful trip!

Leah in Iowa said...

I agree - it sounds heavenly! Enjoy your time away! =)

Teresa said...

YEah for you!! :) Hope you have fun...

Shelley said...

You TOTALLY deserve it!!! I am so excited for you! I love Dallas, but I'm not familiar enough to make a lot of suggestions. That would be my mom. Maybe you can ask her tonight! The one thing I did think of was...IKEA!!! That would be a great place to spend some time!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

HAVE FUN! I tagged along with hubby on a trip earlier this year, and it was wonderful!

Kara said...

Alana - I actually lived in Flower Mound - just North of Dallas about 30 miles and here's the sad part - I can't remember a whole lot of specific things to do. I am going to chalk it up to being newly married - no money - and it was about 10 years ago. I do remember, however, that the Grapevine Mills Mall there in Flower Mound is awesome. It's like a huge outlet mall and it is great. Have an amazing time!

Becoming Me said...

Oh fun! I hear there is GREAT shopping in Dallas

Heather C said...

I know nothing about Dallas... but I will say that I'm totally jealous! Wish I had a few days with just hubby! :) (Mine, of course!)

Love ya!

Heather

Janelle said...

Le Madeleine. YOU HAVE TO BRING ME BACK SOME JARS OF TOMATO BASIL SOUP. You have to!!

Oh, and please tell Janet "Hello!" from me. I am jealous about that meeting! Please tell her that I am not crazy.
:)

Kenna Sue said...

Enjoy the time to yourself and with Rich! How exciting! I get a trip to Gulf Shores in July sans kiddoes. Have fun on your trip!!!!

BethAnne said...

I hope you guys have an awesome time. I havent been to Dallas in a few years so I cant help on where to go, but I can say this: Stay up late,enjoy not having to cut anyone's meat when you go out to dinner, and you guys both do your best to be the person that each of you fell in love with. Oh yeah, and have fun!!!

Pam said...

How awesome!!! Have a great time!

Fran said...

You little stinker!! I don't know nothin about Dallas. Just have a blast!!

Hugs~

Jamie said...

Alana, I am excited for you. I hope you have a good time in Dallas. Sleep in for me.

Carissa said...

i have zero dallas advice...but i sure hope you have a DELIGHTFUL time! : )

Jennifer said...

I am no help to you here. Sorry.

You guys will have such a wonderful time!! I love to have ME TIME and you will get to enjoy some of that. Hanging out by the pool and sleeping in sounds HEAVENLY!!!

Earen said...

I used to live close to Dallas when I was little, but alas I don't remember anything. I hope you have a great time though!!

R said...

we're in dallas! so glad you'll be able to visit our great state!

Sam Moon in Dallas for inexpensive but super-cute/trendy jewelry, purses, accessories, etc!

shopping at Dallas Galleria

was your hubby a boy scout? the headquarters/museum is in irving

want a nice, splurgy steak dinner? tons of great places in dallas--three forks, nick & sam's, bob's steak & chop house...

i've heard that beth moore does live tapings for "life today" episodes occasionally in euless, i think? so you might check their schedule...

oh! how could i forget the stellar mexican food?! there's gloria's, joe t garcia's, luna de noche, mi concina...i could go on for days.

you might also check out our local entertainment/dining/arts guides:

www.guidelive.com (Dallas Morning News publication)

Or Fort Worth's newspaper's comparable publication:

http://www.star-telegram.com/weekend/

i could seriously list a million things, but i don't want to look like a geek. :0)

Colored With Memories said...

this may be too late, but being in the area, i second jackie's and j's comments...definitely check out guidelive.

Rochelle said...

Oh my... I have been out of blogville quite a bit and am just now catching up! And I just read you were in Dallas!! Yeeeehaw!! I'm a transplanted Texan and have been in the Dallas area for 2 1/2 years! I'm sure all went well!!