Archive: Out and About

Richardson Mercantile

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments
Alert!  A new business called Richardson Mercantile has opened in Richardson.  Richardson Mercantile has various small shops in booths that sell a vast variety of items – antiques, crafts, clothes, decorator items, jewelry, paint, and collectibles.  Honestly you can find a little bit of this and that in this mall. Occasionally I have enjoyed shopping at the Frisco Mercantile, but […]

Lost Blog of 2014 – State Fair People

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Some blogs never got posted, and this is one of those blogs.  We attended the State Fair of Texas at the end of its run.  One of my favorite things to do at the fair is people watch.  This has resulted in my snapping photos of people.  I know it is late, but…. Taking pictures […]

There is Still Time – Christmas 2002 at the George W. Bush Presidential Library

Posted on: Dec 28, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
The George W. Bush Presidential Library was on my “Want to Do List” this Christmas.  I was afraid that I was going to miss the opportunity to see the current exhibit – All Creatures Great and Small – that displays the ornaments from the 2002 White House Christmas tree and paper mache animals from that year’s White […]

Christmas at the Richardson Women’s Club

Posted on: Dec 7, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
The decor at the Richardson Women’s Club is classic and beautiful.  Their brochure describes the home as “a country estate for meetings and celebrations”. The clubhouse was built in the 1930’s as a private country home.  It has been renovated and expanded several times.  In 1969, the City of Richardson obtained the property when they […]

Twelve Days of Christmas – Dallas Arboretum

Posted on: Nov 30, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
The highly anticipated (by me at least) Twelve Days of Christmas display is open at the Dallas Arboretum.  Order your tickets, and you too can enjoy the fun. As we entered the gardens, carolers in Victorian attire serenaded us.  What a delightful way to begin our nighttime excursion to see the twelve decorated gazebos throughout […]

Touring Buckner

Posted on: Nov 28, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
R.C. Buckner had a deep love for children – especially orphaned children.  In 1877 he organized a deacon conference with the intent of founding an orphans’ home.  The twenty-six deacons, and one pastor each donated one dollar, and that twenty-seven dollars was the beginning of Buckner Orphans’ Home.  In 1879 the first three orphans were […]

A Ranch Style Christmas

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
La Hacienda Ranch is decorated for Christmas.  I know it is a little early, but most retail establishments are ready to get this years holiday underway. (Thanksgiving is late this year – or so I hear.) As we entered La Hacienda Ranch, we could not help but notice Mr. Bear Claus. How dapper he looked […]


Posted on: Nov 15, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
MarshaChristmas asked if I had been to Lekka, a restaurant on Preston Road (just north of Summerside) in Dallas, Texas.  She thought Lanabird would enjoy this restaurant.  I had not even heard of Lekka, so I put Lekka on my “Want To Do” list, but…  time passed, and I did not go.  Recently MarshChristmas again asked me […]

Sababa Mediterranean Restaurant

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
At the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Spring Valley Road in Richardson is an area called Brick Row.  Nearby is the Dart Rail station.  For sometime, we had noticed Sababa and wondered about the new restaurant in the neighborhood.  Ever-Lovin’ and I had put Sababa on our “Want to Do” list.  Then, Miss Jane and […]

Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue – Tyler, Texas

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Southern traditions run deep in Tyler, Texas.  During the Texas Rose Festival, we had enjoyed socializing with the Rose Queen, the Duchess, and their entire court.  The elaborate costumes and decorations were amazing, but after the Queen’s Tea, we thought it might be a good change of pace to sample some of the best barbecue […]