One of my best friends moved to Texas after our dietetic internship and it was finally my turn to go visit her! Jon and I caught a flight out of Philly Friday morning and landed in Dallas that afternoon. We had a weekend planned full of fun events including a couple other friends from college. Texas has turned into somewhere I would love to explore more!
Friday afternoon. When we landed in Dallas we were starving and went straight to Unleavened Kitchen. I was desperately craving a salad and fresh fruit knowing that the weekend would be filled with overindulging. There were so many delicious options! After settling in we made our way to the Texas State Fair. Everything really is bigger in Texas! We tried fried avocado, fried queso, corndogs and even wine flights. Yes, flights of wine cocktails. There were animals and cars and music and games. Oh my!
Friday night. Once we recuperated from the fair we walked over to Urban Taco. Multiple tacos, quesadillas and margaritas later we were ready to go out. We met up with a few other friends and stopped at The Rustic which was a great venue for a few drinks. Then we changed up the atmosphere at 6th Street. Dancing is always in style.
Saturday afternoon. We were slow moving on Saturday morning, but we got ourselves together and decided to checkout the Dallas Farmers Market. I picked up some whipped honey (amazing), a new candle, hibiscus sangria (!!!) kombucha and had a cookie cup filled with vanilla-coconut-nutella-almond ice cream. Yasss.
Saturday night. I was finally ready for an all out Texas experience. My boots (re: Nashville) came out and we went to the Stockyards in Fort Worth. This is a national historic district that definitely took you back a couple decades. A big group of us grabbed a bite to eat and walked over to Billy Bob’s for the Billy Currington concert. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a cooler concert venue! The show was so much fun and it made me love country music even more.
Sunday. One of my favorite parts of my trip was relaxing on Sunday at the Katy Trail Ice House. The Katy Trail is very similar to the Schuylkill River Trail minus the river. We relaxed in the hot weather while watching football, drinking a few beers and puppy watching! Allison and I had planned to get up early Monday for a workout so we headed home early. Monday morning we made it to Camp Gladiator. So jealous we don’t have this in Philadelphia. I will absolutely be going back to Texas!
Have you ever been to Dallas? Tell me below!