Archive: Out and About

2015 Park Cities Historic Home Tour

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
“A Century of Classics” The byline to this year’s Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society home tour summed up the tour.  One home was the oldest home in Highland Park, and another home was the oldest home in University Park.  You do not get much more historical than that.  Truly this tour could be called […]

JFK Trolley Tour – Dallas, Texas

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
For those of us old enough to remember – Where were you on November 22nd, 1963? The freshman girls from Dallas at Texas Tech were all listening to their radios.  They wanted to hear everything about President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, Texas.  Suddenly (as if in unison) the volume was blaring throughout the dorm.  The […]

Breakfast at Bubba’s

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
The year was 1981.  Mary Beth (Babe) and Paul (Bubba) Vineyard brought traditional southern comfort food to the Park Cities area of Dallas, Texas.  Bubba bought an old 1929 Texaco service station across from SMU on Hillcrest Avenue and converted it into an Art Deco-style diner.  Babe perfected the recipes, and the customers came – AND they are […]

St. Michael’s Farmers Market

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
To market To market To buy… No longer do you buy a fat pig But as you go home again Home again You will be dancing a jig. Spring is the perfect time of year to visit local farmers markets, and this week we traveled to University Park to shop at the St. Michael’s Farmers Market. […]

Smoke – Plano, Texas

Posted on: Apr 12, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
High on the “Want to Do” list was a visit to the new Smoke restaurant in Plano, Texas.  I have to admit that the fact that Plano, Texas has gotten so many “good” restaurants stings a little bit, but on the other hand, going to Plano is easier than traveling across the Margaret Hunt Hill […]

Truck Yard

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
Maybe food trucks can be traced back to Charles Goodnight and the fully outfitted chuck-wagons that forged across the prairies while herding cattle to markets in the east. Years later there were the more modern versions lovingly referred to as “roach coaches” that served construction workers sandwiches for reasonable prices. Oh, my!  How times have changed.  The […]

Bluebonnets

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
You don’t have to travel to Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country to see bluebonnets. You don’t have to travel to Ennis, Texas to see bluebonnets. Right here in Dallas, Texas there is a beautiful field of bluebonnets. We were leaving the Dr.’s office, and I probably had my attention focused on iPhone texting when […]

Texas Tulips

Posted on: Apr 5, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
Excellent Cook Nancy first sent me information about Texas Tulips – The First Blooming Tulip Field in Texas.  Then there was a segment on WFAA about the Texas Tulips.  That was it.  I wanted to visit Texas Tulips. This seemed like the perfect outing for Lanabird.  Plus it gave us a reason to have an outing […]

Speedy Grille

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
There was an email announcing the opening of Speedy Grille.  Mentioned was the fact that Fred Carriker of our church was the owner, and Gerald Ware (our Senior Adult Minister) thought we would like to know.  Now Fred Carriker does not know me from Adam, but I know him.  He has blessed me many times […]

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
It was birthday time for Number Two Son, and to my delight he choose a burger joint that was on my “Want to Visit List”.  He did not know that Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House was on my list, but he was searching the web for a recommended hamburger restaurant, and he discovered Goodfriend. […]