My parents have moved quite a few times in my life, but their most recent move landed them in Dallas, Texas. John and I spent nearly 11 hours driving to spend Easter with my family in their new city. We arrived late Thursday night and tried to get some sleep before exploring Dallas.
Despite the bags under our eyes, we woke up Friday morning determined to explore the city before we picked my mom and sister up from the airport. We started the morning driving around downtown until we found a good parking spot. We then wandered around to look at sculptures, buildings, and bridges until we found ourselves at the Dallas Museum of Art.
After enjoying some marvelous art (and the cool air conditioning), we strolled into Klyde Warren Park where we sat and enjoyed the warm sunshine. The laughter of kids on the playground entertained us until we got hungry.
We knew we wanted Tex-Mex, so we walked down to El Fenix where we stuffed our bellies with all of the burritos and queso we could handle. Half-priced margaritas were especially delicious to wash everything down.
We had a bit more time to kill, so we hopped back in the car and drove to an area called Deep Elum. We stumbled upon The Deep Elum Arts Festival. It was hard to miss, as streets were blocked and filled with art vendors, food trucks, and three stages of bands.
After the festival, we went to the airport to pick up the rest of the family and headed to dinner at Pappadeaux Seafood. We caught up with one other and enjoyed a great family night.
We woke up early Saturday morning to check out the new Dallas Cowboys football stadium before claiming our spots in line at Six Flags over Texas! We spent the whole day riding roller coasters and acting like little kids with my parents and sister. It was the perfect way for us to spend a day after being apart for so long.
Sunday was Easter and little did my mom know that she was starting an Easter tradition that has been practiced for three years running! The massive buffet at Second Floor Dallas keeps us going back year after year.
After brunch, John and I loaded the car and said goodbye to my family. This would be the first of many great trips to Dallas!