over labor day weekend i was finally able to go back to dallas, the first time since moving from there over a year ago. shana flew in as well [as a surprise to valentina] and it was practically perfect in every way. i was greeted with a sign and we went straight to velvet taco for my very favorite paneer tacos to start off the weekend right. the rest of the day included steel city pops, ‘suits’, a very spicy burger at grub, the rustic, a qt run, and more ‘suits’.
sunday we went to church where i got to see a lot of familiar faces and catch up with old friends. then we got ourselves a couple pizzas at piggie pies and did some more ‘suits’ before picking up our tiff’s treats on our way to see ‘what if’. we ended the night with some more ‘suits’ before bed.
monday morning we woke up early and drove south for some horseback riding! this fulfilled my ‘ride a horse in texas just like augustus mcrae’ dream. check. then we went to my favorite breadwinners for one of my favorite breakfasts. afterward i looked around half price books for a couple hours while valentina and shana napped. i love that place so much and i did not leave empty handed… then we got ready and picked up our favorite tacos again to eat at klyde warren park. after that we went to the bishop’s arts district so i could get some of my very favorite pie at emporium pies. we each got something different and taste tested them, and i got a piece of apple ‘lord of the pies’ to go for my az roommates. afterward we got some qt and met up with shawn and ed for bowling! we finished the night with some more ‘suits’ before our six am flight tuesday morning.
honestly such a perfect trip, and obviously too short. i am sure an annual trip to dallas is a must. i still love my state of texas so much.