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.)
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:
- Joe T. Garcia’s
- The Rustic
- Mutt’s Cantina (because I can bring Murphy to play!)
- Cafe Momentum (read about their mission here)
- AirHogs game
- Rough Riders game
- Rangers game (there may be a theme working here)
- Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine
- Forest Park Miniature Railroad
- Cowtown Cattlepen Maze
- Coyote Drive-In
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:
- Top Golf
- Lee Harvey’s (Murphy can come here too! but it may take some convincing…)
- Picnic at Klyde Warren Park
Cultural? (I feel cheesy calling it that, but it seems pretty all-encompassing of my remaining destinations):
- Perot Museum
- Dallas Farmer’s Market
- Dallas Museum of Art – I’m notsomuch an art person, but it’s free!
- 42 Murals – there are only actually 23 now, but I’ll find ’em all!
- Nasher Sculpture Center – open til midnight for fun events the third Friday of every month
- Karmany Yoga class – fees are donations only – that’s my kind of pricing
- Standup Paddleboarding – this is a disaster waiting to happen, but I’m going to try it anyway
- Firestone and Robertson Distillery tour
What am I leaving out? What do I need to add? and who wants to come with me to this stuff?!