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How to Spend Summer in DFW

I cannot wait until summer.  I’m a teacher, so I’ve been counting down the days until summer since, oh, probably Thanksgiving.  I kid, I kid.  Or do I?  I made the official paper chain a few weeks ago and draped it around Dwayne’s neck for daily viewing.  (25 days after today.)

summer countdown

Aside from our annual family trip, I’m planning on spending most of my time in town.   Even though I grew up here, the only thing we ever really did in high school was go to Chilis and see movies at Tinseltown.  (Tinseltown is now officially known as Cinemark West Plano, but I can never call it that.)  My senior year of high school, I went to Deep Ellum on occasion for concerts with my friends.  I can only imagine how thrilled the adult concert-goers were to be sharing their nights out with some super cool seventeen year old high schoolers, but that’s about the extent of my metroplex exploration.  Ya’ll, there’s some pretty cool stuff to do here in Dallas (and Fort Worth, since it’s pretty cool too)!  This summer, I’m going to find it all.  Here’s the working list, but I am open to suggestions, too! I’ve broken down my list into categories, because I don’t know how to insert a spreadsheet into this here blog.

 

Restaurants – I’ve never been to any of these places, but I will eat at every one this summer:

 

Kid-Friendly:

 

Date Nights – we were gifted some pretty awesome dates as engagement/wedding gifts, and we haven’t had a chance to enjoy them all yet:

 

Cultural? (I feel cheesy calling it that, but it seems pretty all-encompassing of my remaining destinations):

 

What am I leaving out?  What do I need to add?  and who wants to come with me to this stuff?!