Archive: Texas

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Artisan’s Collective

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
After our delicious and filling lunch at Hattie’s, we thought it would do our bodies good to stroll through a couple of shops in the Bishop Arts District.  Around the corner from Hattie’s, we noticed the most interesting art gallery called Artisan’s Collective. The gallery’s website says that it represents over 150 Dallas area artisans.  Visiting […]

Hattie’s

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments
Nestled in the Bishop Arts District is a popular restaurant called Hattie’s.  Several years ago I visited Hattie’s with friends, and it has been high on my “Want to Do List”.  Maybe I should say, “Want to Blog List.”  Several dear friends agreed to make the trek across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge into Oak […]

Tineo Peruvian Cafe and Bakery

Posted on: Feb 21, 2015        In: Out and About        With: No comments
Juanjui, Peru is a town of about 40,000 people.  Can you imagine a community that large without a school?  Well, that was the case in Juanjui, but in March of this year, the children of this community will enter a new school thanks to the efforts of Bridge Builders International and Alpha Delta Kappa. Bridge […]