Seriously, it was cool today. As in, the temperature hovered somewhere around 65 degrees for the entire day. Jen and I decided to take advantage of not melting by doing some outdoor exploring for most of the day and we had a day full of variety. After a lazy morning, Jen drove me to the Dallas Arboretum. It’s basically a huge outdoor garden with many paths for walking, grassy knolls for picnicking, and beautiful sites for photographing. We saw at least three or four engagement pictures shoots going on during our stroll and dozens of families trying to take adorable pictures of their adorable children.
Right now they have this giant pumpkin display going on which was seriously impressive. There must be thousands of pumpkins off all shapes, sizes, and colors displayed throughout the entire park.
A huge number of them are arranged in a “pumpkin village”. Five or six huts are covered in pumpkins with piles of pumpkins surrounding them. The huts are filled with lines from book and poems inside and the place was perfect for, and teeming with kids.
We walked around there for a while until our stomaches started to rumble so we left to get some lunch. Jen took me to the Bishop Arts District which is this funky little area in Dallas. It’s made up for just a few streets filled with restaurants and cool little shops and boutiques. We got some amazing lunch before walking around and exploring the shops for a little while.
On our way out we stopped at Emporium Pies for a little snack. It’s a quaint little shop that had a line out the door. All the serve are pies and a few select beverages. I got a slice of the Smooth Operator which is a chocolate silk pie with a pretzel crust. Jen got the Drop Dead Gourdgeous which is a spiced pumpkin pie. Both were delicious.
After pie, on the way back home, we stopped at a pet shop. Jen loves animals and this place had little rooms where you could hang out and play with the puppies. There were so many to look at and play with, but this little guy was my favorite.
After getting plenty of snuggles we stopped back at home to let Jen’s dog Roxy out to play for a little while before we hopped back in the car and headed to the The Alamo Draft House. The Alamo Draft House is this cool little movie theater where everyone has a little table in front of them and they serve a full menu. While we each enjoyed some dinner we also got to watch Gone Girl. Ooo…that movie is creepy. I read the book a while back and had sort of forgetting a lot of the details. As I watched, it started coming back to me and I have to say, this was a great adaptation.
Now it’s time for bed, because we’re getting up early to do some long runs. Gotta work off all the fried food and pie somehow.