Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Chris' first trip to Texas wouldn't have been completed without a stop at Whataburger...so that's where we began our trip.

We actually received an extra day of Texas fun thanks to the crazy weather in the northeast.  We originally planned to arrive in the wee hours of Saturday morning, but a cancelled flight had us in Dallas before noon on Friday.  Yeehaw for even more adventures in the Lone Star state.

Dinner at Gloria's, a Latin Tex Mex restaurant, with the McWhorter's was full of lots of laughs and some delicious tacos!  And we certainly didn't want to miss dessert - Flaming Honey Banana for two, please!

After resting up, we headed off to SouthFork Ranch for a tour of the famous Dallas TV show stomping grounds.  Neither of us watched the original Dallas series, but I loved the new series that recently...and abruptly...ended.  It was really cool to see the set of the scenes where JR died as well as check out Elena's cottage.  Chris and I had a lot of fun looking around!

Gazebo where the Ewing's wed in the new season...


We headed downtown after the tour for our main event of the weekend - the #sharpduet wedding!  Tarra was one of my bridesmaids in October so you know I couldn't have been more excited to celebrate with her and her new hubby, Evan!  The ceremony at Perkins Chapel on SMU's campus was perfect for the two of them with lots of personal touches.  And the reception was certainly a good time as well.

The next morning, we made our way over to Pecan Lodge for some BBQ goodness in Deep Ellum.  I loved this unique area of Dallas.  And even though we stood in line for a half hour and the order taker got our order wrong, we STILL loved the BBQ.  Good stuff for sure!


After stuffing our faces, we made our way to Dealey Plaza.  It was a gorgeous day to roam around the grassy knoll area before our tour began at The Sixth Floor Museum.  I had taken this tour before, but I was equally as fascinated with all the history and information that is provided.  We spent nearly three hours just taking it all in before making our way to the airport.

The X marks the spot where Kennedy was fatally shot.

We arrived at the airport in plenty of time to savor our Nothing Bundt Cakes goodies.  Big thanks to the McWhorter's for suggesting this amazing spot to us.  My sweet tooth was in heaven!!  We picked up the lemon and carrot cake flavors though the decision was incredibly tough.  Both were phenomenal, but lemon was THE best without a doubt!

We are headed back to Dallas for another of my bridesmaid's nuptials.  
Do you have any restaurant recommendations for our fall trip?

Andrea :)


  1. Looks like you had a fun trip! Those tacos look amazing!

  2. I've visited Dallas once, but didn't do as much as you did, so I hope we get to visit again!

    1. here's a recommendation: http://www.urbanrio.com/ for good fajitas, they're in Plano, tx don't know if they have more or too farr from where you'll be staying.

  3. You ate so much good food! I haven't heard of a lot of the places you mentioned. I don't make it into Dallas proper very often. My sister-in-law works at a Nothing Bundt Cakes! Aren't they sooooo delicious? My must-eat recommendation next time you're in Texas is a place called Babe's. They don't have a menu... they ONLY serve chicken and chicken fried steak. It is the BEST fried chicken seriously ever, and the rolls are to die for. So good! Look and see if they have one in the area where you will be, because if you like fried chicken, you have to go there. Yum!

  4. Hey! I don't know if you've seen this, but I wanted to share: http://www.heleneinbetween.com/2015/04/helenes-best-of-dallas.html
    Might help with your Dallas planning! ;)