We loaded up Saturday, with Tom in tote, and headed to Dallas for a fun weekend with our friends Dave and Paula. Our first stop once we got there was lunch at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Ojedas. Afterwards, we headed to Downtown Dallas to visit the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. I thought the kids would enjoy seeing the dinosaurs and other fun things, but as it turns out, they were a little too young to enjoy many of the exhibits. We didn’t take a stroller so they had to walk and it was tough trying to keep up with everyone in a big crowd. Us adults all agreed the place was super cool and we would have loved to walk around, look at, and read about all the exhibits, but it wasn’t enjoyable with a 5 year old and FIVE 3 year olds. So we headed back to Paula’s to grill hamburgers and let the kids play in the swimming pools where they had a blast!
An interesting fact about this picture right here…the golf course in the background the the golf course where Steven proposed to me 11 years ago!
Sunday morning we loaded up and headed to the Ft. Worth Zoo. It was extremely hot and that made for another long day with the Six Sweet Seals. They enjoyed looking at the animals, and this time we took our big stroller so everyone was able to sit and we were able to keep up with everyone better, but the heat was killer. We lasted a couple of hours then headed back home. That night we grilled steaks and the kids played in the pool again. Playing in the pool was their favorite thing to do this whole trip!
Rayleigh cried 95% of the time we were at the zoo.
The monkeys were very entertaining and was everyone’s favorite animal.
Back home and playing in the water.
Monday we headed to DFW airport to watch the planes land and take off. There is a visitor area where you can listen to the control tower and watch the planes. There picnic tables with coverings so it was nice and the kids really enjoyed it. Afterwards we had lunch then headed to Paula’s for naps. That evening we headed to Addison for the Kaboom Town firework show. There was an estimated 500,000 people in attendance so we knew we had to get there early to get a decent seat. Thankfully the weather was mild and we found some shade to sit under and the kids did well. However, they did not enjoy the fireworks, at all! Afterwards, we sat in the parking garage for 2 hours waiting for the crowd to clear so traffic to move. It was a little frustrating sitting for so long but thankful all the kids went to sleep about 45 minutes into the long wait.
We enjoyed our picnic, watching the airplanes put on a show, and playing outside while we waited for the fireworks.
Tuesday we loaded up and headed back home. 🇺🇸
We had a wonderful time visiting with Paula and Dave. They are so good to us and treat us just like family when we stay with them. And the kids LOVE them. Even though our outings didn’t run as smoothly as we would have liked, we managed to have a fun time and I’m so glad we made this quick trip to Dallas.