I’m finally home from my two weeks of solid travel! I went from a high of 60degrees in Seattle, flew home to a sunny 75 degree Southern California, and then straight to 90 degree Dallas! You could probably guess that my packing skills were terrible during these trips because I could not even process what the temperature changes would really feel like! Where is real fall?! I want changing leaves, cloud cover, and cold weather already!
I had the best time in Dallas. I got to see my childhood friend Andrea, one of my old roommates Tara, and my friend Jason and his wife Amanda! It was so fun getting to catch up and see my friends that I haven’t seen for months and even years!
I’ve been to every big city in Texas, but Dallas was the last one to check off my list. In my head, I always thought that Dallas was the city with tall buildings and a downtown, and that Fort Worth was a suburb just outside of Dallas. Boy was I wrong… I had no idea that Fort Worth and Dallas were so far apart (about 45 minutes), and that Fort Worth had it’s own downtown full of tall buildings and night life! I spent half of my time in each place, and fell in love with each!
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas.
Tony Tasset’s 30ft tall eyeball statue across from the Joule hotel in downtown Dallas. It’s at 1607 Main Street, Dallas if you are ever in the area!
Loved this little ice cream cone seating area outside of an ice cream parlor!
I spent some time exploring and walking around downtown Dallas and saw this adorable little mobile library. It’s called “Downtown’s (Un)parked Library” also called the “wheel-borrow” provided by Downtown Dallas, Inc. This little mobile library is filled with books that you can read while you’re relaxing in the park and return before you leave. I love this idea, it’s so charming and gave a sense of community to a big city.
Whenever I’m in big cities, I love to see the contrast of nature against architecture. In the middle of downtown Dallas, there was a huge area of local plants.
After exploring downtown I headed to Highland Park, which I am absolutely obsessed with. Their adorable Highland Park Village is filled with high end shops and restaurants that are to die for.
This old theater in the middle of Highland Park Village had so much character and charm.
I am obsessed with the tree lined streets in Highland Park!
My mom and I spent a few hours at the Stock Yards in Fort Worth. It’s the exact opposite of downtown Dallas! This is real Texas! The Texas that you think of in your head!
I loved all of the old historic buildings and their mixed mediums of pallets and brick.
Boots on boots on boots.
Ombre display of cowboy hats.
We were definitely in the right place at the right time, and as we were walking down the street there was a cattle drive, where they moved the longhorns from one end of the street to the other. My mom and I kept looking at each other in amazement that there were no fences or anything between these giant bulls and the public! This would never happen in LA!
This little guy wanted to walk at his own pace at the end of the line!
Seriously… only in Texas!
The stockyards had tons of things to see and do during the day, but I heard that the night life is great as well. There’s tons of bars, saloons, and a gigantic honky-tonk!
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.
A view of the gorgeous downtown Fort Worth at night.
My trip was so much fun, but I’m so happy to be home in my own bed (until my next trip to Nevada in Nov!). I’m cooking up some fun fall recipes for you guys and I can’t wait for you to see them!
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