A Visit to the Big D-Quick Weekend

It was such a fun weekend trip!

First stop was the new Hazen Jewelry storefront! Wow. What a beautiful store!

Frances Phillips at Hazen Jewelry

We had a great chat with Frances Phillips! We also made a few purchases They had recently opened up a storefront in Dallas!

Then we drove out to Fin and Feather which is a neat fishing camp that was started in 1800s. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. It is private but reminded me of Mississippi lakes ..with very cool cottages built around one of the lakes.

Next we played tennis on a public court right in the middle of Highland Park/University Park. It was beautiful court surrounded by lush green trees and bushes!

Dinner was at Mr Messro which is now Doce Mesas! You can come as you are. They have The best guacamole and cerviche! It is apparently also a place to see Troy Aikman .

Saturday we walked the Katy Trail via the SMU campus. SMU was very well laid-out and lush! The Katy Trail a super cool 5 mile trail right in the middle of town. It was very well maintained and easy walking. We stopped at Mashburn and then walked to the Ice House.

We stopped off at

Beautiful flowers

Central market

Central market
Cool spices

Spices
Coffee beans
Blue Print
Ice House

IceHouse. Cool lights
Ice House

Katy Trail
Off Katy Trail
Mashburn
Mashburn

Blue Print and then Neimans on the way to dinner, we ate at Honor Bar. The tip there is to go early! It was delicious but always a line to get in. It’s in a cool shopping area called Highland Park Village .

Next was Central Market. This is similar to Whole Foods and also Trader Joe’s but way more! I could have stayed there hours! I bought some Hawaiian coffee with coconut plus a few other things!

Sunday was the highlight! We attended church and worshipped at The Men of Nehemiah service. It was a very spiritual! It is a very impressive program in Dallas.

I recommend going to Dallas ! It was such a beautiful place!

After long walk on Katy Trail,

Pic from my sons wedding from a month ago!

Yellowstone Adventures

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My first time to Yellowstone was an adventure! The fields and farms we passed en route to Yellowstone were the most amazing color of gold! We entered on the Western side.  It was a girls trip and we did the whole Western loop in 24 hours. We stayed in the Park at a very eco friendly hotel called Canyon Park. I stuck a picture of the cute bear soap from the room! It was new and nice. Alot is closed this time of the year. The whole park closes next week!

We stopped in Ashlan Idaho for a root beer float at Frostys drive-in on the way . We think it has been featured on Diners,Drive-in and Dives.

Then on toward the Park! We saw bison first! Then elk . It was a great grandfather and 5 ladies. No one was pulled over looking at them. I’ve never seen anything that big. The grandfather( I assume) hid so it was hard to see him or get a picture. I think his horns were the size of a small WV. We saw a lot more elk but nothing compared to that first group we saw! When we were leaving we did see a male elk bugling and chasing 2 female!

We came upon 8 or so cars pulled over next. and it was a mama and baby grizzly! They were amazing to watch. They were right next to the road!img_1901

We were on the way to see Old Faithful and had to get there on time. It erupts every 90 minutes. There are MANY geysers in the Park but this one is the most predictable.img_1902

I highly recommend going to Yellowstone. But go when the tour buses aren’t around. This was a great time! It is a wonderful National Park and makes me proud of America! 🇺🇸

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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Friendly tourist
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Grizzlies