As I mentioned in my last post, I have been in Dallas visiting my boyfriend’s family for the past couple of days and it’s been the best! I love how versatile this city is and how we always have something new and fun to go check out every time we come; definitely reminds me of Nashville in that way.
The original intention behind this trip, other than to see family, was that Curtis has about 25,000 friends getting married this summer (more like 5) and 2 of them were over this weekend….actually, on the same day! So that was kind of fun, I’ve never been to two weddings in a day so I can definitely check that off the bucket list now! (UPDATE: we didn’t go to wedding #2….so I guess I can’t check that off just yet!)
So, I thought it might be fun to kind of walk you through our fun & craziness of a long weekend in Dallas!
Day One (Travel Day): Our trip from Nashville to Texas began last Thursday, we got up bright and early and made the looooong 9+ hour trek, singing songs, playing games, chatting about the fact that the following day we were going to be celebrating 2 years together. So the trip was definitely fun! Just tiring and for me, tough to be stuck in a car for that long! I get a little restless when I can’t get up and around on a regular basis. It was so much fun, though, because Curtis surprised me by taking me back to the house that I was born in over 23 years ago, we couldn’t go inside, sadly…but it was so cool because I haven’t been back since we moved when I was maybe 1…1.5 years old. Such a sweet little side trip to make! Upon our arrival, finally, to Dallas, we visited with family for an hour or two and then I promptly went to sleep off our long day of travel.
Day Two: Friday morning, I got up and was not feeling very well so I ate a little breakfast (Curtis brought me a bouquet of sunflowers and breakfast in bed… ❤ ) and after exchanging some happy 2 year hugs with my boy, we set out to spend the day exploring a little bit. This was the only day that we really had the chance to go scope out the town, since every other day was either a day of travel or we had something else going on. We started the day doing nothing super special since I really wasn’t feeling up for much. We ended up just picking up wedding gifts for Saturday and then grabbing a cup of coffee and driving around the Duncanville area. We finished off the day by attending the Ranger’s vs. Mariner’s game with his sister and brother-in-law, which they invariably won so we all came home happy and very, very ready to go to sleep.
Day Three: Saturday was our day of all the marriages, so after getting up and doing our normal coffee/breakfast routine, we got ready and headed out to wedding #1 in Rockwall, just a few miles outside of Dallas. We had discussed going to the second wedding of the day in Abilene, TX, just a few (3..AH) short hours from Dallas. We decided that it was going to be a little too stressful and difficult to make it work so we ended up just staying in Dallas to spend a nice night with his family, including a cousin and aunt and uncle or two! I love that we got so much family time on this trip!
Day Four: Happy Father’s Day! Today we got up and went to church and spent the day celebrating all the dad’s out there. I sort of love that Mother’s and Father’s Day are both on Sunday’s because it’s really so fun to have something so easily break the ice with all the new people you meet at church! I guess most of the time, that thing would be Jesus, though, so I’m just not doing this whole socializing thing right, I don’t think. But anyways, this was such a fun day full of family and all sorts of celebratory activities (good food, good people and lots of pool time)! First, to celebrate his dad and also his family celebrated their foreign exchange students’ going away party this day as well and then Curtis and I did a nice 2 year anniversary dinner together after all the afternoon parties! Celebrations all around!
Day Five (Travel Day): This is always a sad day, having to get back into the car after such a fun long weekend, and drive another 9+ hours home. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Nashville and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else at this point in time but it also means driving home to work and all of those responsibilities…which is not exactly an enticing nor convincing reason for me to get excited about getting back into the car. The trip home is always a little less exciting because there isn’t really much to look forward to on the other side. That’s the case with any trip, not just this one. Once we made it home, I parted ways with Curtis and fell right to sleep, so I could be at work this morning and get this post up for all of you lovely humans 🙂
Here are a few fun snapshots of our long weekend:
Thanks for reading along! And I hope if you ever find yourself in Dallas, you go check out some of the (few) things that we got to do on this trip!
AND if y’all have been/live there, let me know of some more fun things that we can go check out next time we’re in town; I really want to go visit Ft. Worth, Waco, and Austin…but if you have any specifics for me, let me know!