Last weekend we decided to meet our wonderful (and only) friends within a thousand mile radius for a fun weekend in Dallas. Obviously we are talking about the Cox family. They had no idea they would be the subject of so many blogs but that’s what happens when you live so “close” to each other! Ryan was able to get us a great deal staying at the Westin Galleria. The best thing was that you didn’t even have to leave the hotel to walk into a huge mall with plenty of great shopping for Marianne and me. After arriving Friday night our adventure began Saturday morning with Joe and Ryan taking the kids to the aquarium so that me and Marianne could get down to business and shop. Later we met for lunch and then went to see where JFK was shot. Me and Madeline felt the need to stand on the “X” in the middle of the road that marks the spot where he died so that we could get our picture taken. Hey- you have to make the most of the moment! We then traveled to another mall for the highlight of the trip (at least for Hayden) which was to visit the Lego store. Unfortunately afterwards the Coxes had to leave, but Ryan and I stayed another night. The next morning we ventured to North Dallas to go to the IKEA store and explore some other furniture venues. After that we went to….another mall. I want to stop for a minute and state that I really do not even like shopping, and I have never gone to three malls in a 24 hour period in my life. But it actually was a lot of fun. That mall had an awesome candy store so we stocked up for the car ride home. Overall it was a great weekend in Dallas, and I’m sure we will be going back again soon.
The Long Haul
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