Oh hello strangers! I'm back from my Staycation *cough* unfortunately *cough*. This could be a lengthy post, so let's jump right in, shall we?
On Thursday afternoon, my mom flew in and we headed straight out for fun. Our first stop was an item on my bucket list, the Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Thursday night open house. For just $12 a person (when you buy your ticket online) you get to tour the brewery, enjoy three helpings of beer in a souvenir glass and listen to live music for a few hours! I'm not just saying this because this brewery is in my back yard, but Deep Ellum Brewing Co. beers are my favorite. Seriously, best I've ever had. I can't get enough of their IPA and the Dallas Blonde. Plus from a Graphic Design standpoint, they seriously nail every single detail.
And on the walk home I ran into my good buddy, Dirk....
On Friday we spent the day shopping for something that's a bit of a surprise, which I'll be talking more about on Monday (cliffhanger, dun dun dunnnn). Then we headed out to Arlington for the Ranger game! I of course brought my glove to batting practice and the little kids next to me were thrown baseballs but not me. This put me in a bad mood, but thanks to my friend beer, I recovered.
On Saturday and Sunday we did more shopping for that same secret thing, watched the Mavs play, hung out at the dog park and just relaxed in preparation for our trip to the casino on Monday. I tried to follow my own rules at the casino, and found myself up $400 within the first hour. No comment on how much I had when I left, but I will say it was more than when I came, so that's a win, right?
On Tuesday, we started knocking more items off the bucket list by having lunch at Katy Trail Ice House!
After lunch, with a forecast of 86 degrees and nothing but sunshine, we tied up our sneakers, grabbed Veenie (just the girls this trip, Gee Neyland got some solo man time) and went for a walk around downtown. We stopped at Thanks Giving Square first, how cool is this?
Then Veenie and I snapped some family photos in the square. She clearly had a difficult time locating the camera....
Then off to Klyde Warren Park we went! We stopped at the BIG sign for a photo where Veenie and I posed as the i #nailedit.
Followed by the dog park where I apparently had more fun than Veenie did...
Then that night we gussied up and headed out for a beautiful (and I do mean bea-u-ti-ful) dinner at Soda Bar at the NYLO Hotel. The icing on the cake was the Tuesday night special, half off all food!
On our very last day, we tried to cram as much in as humanly possible, including Top Golf, the dog park, poolside margs and catching the Mavs game!
*Insert six pack abs here*
Sorry if the 434 images in this post crashed your computer, and I'm sorry if my bathing suit post crashed your eyeballs!