Archive: travel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Start – Real Food Fast

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
There is no playground.  There is no Dollar Menu.  BUT – There is a drive-thru. Fast food that is handmade and wholesome is the goal of Start at 4814 Greenville Avenue in Dallas. (There is a new location at 4023 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas also.) I distinctly remember a conversation with Ever-Lovin’ when the kids […]

Off-Site Kitchen

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
Off-Site Kitchen (OFK) is on several “lists” (Eater Dallas, D Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Yelp, Crave dfw….) of burger joints to visit in Dallas.  OSK had been on my “Want to Do List” for a long time.  In fact, we tried to go there once and could not find a parking space so we had […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Texas State Vietnam Memorial

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
I didn’t know.  Evidently a lot of people do not know.  In Dallas, Texas at Fair Park is the Texas State Vietnam Memorial, and it has been there twenty-five years come this November.  Live and learn. While standing in line to buy coupons at the State Fair of Texas, I noticed these wreaths.  I left […]

Old Fort Erie – Ontario, Canada

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
It is strange to drive up to an historic park in Canada and see an American flag flying.  But that is what happen when we visited Old Fort Erie – one of the Forts in the Niagara Parks. In 1937 – 1939, Old Fort Erie was restored to the 1812-1814 period, and since The United States […]