After the farewell party in Lower Greenville, several of us went over to a co-worker’s apartment in uptown Dallas, yesterday. Since there is so much construction and new buildings in Dallas, it can be a little bit overwhelming. But we figured it out, and made it to the right elevator in the right building. LOL
Being up on top of the roof of Dallas was nice. But being on a balcony on the 24th floor was no fun, when I struggled with fear-of-height problems. It took me a couple of minutes to actually look out in the distance and enjoy the view. But it was rewarding. And every time I look at the skyline of Dallas, it always reminds me, why I moved here over 13 years ago. I love the big city flair. But I also love the quieter suburb of the DFW-Metroplex.
Sights like this one reminds me always, why Dallas is my home of choice aka. new home. I just love this town. And of course, I love Fort Worth, too. One couldn’t be without the other. 😉
Uptown Dallas from the 24th floor
Looking North East from Uptown Dallas
This afternoon, we had a farewell party for Kevin’s co-worker. Him, his wife and son are moving back to the UK. We celebrated at the Truck Yard in Lower Greenville of Dallas.
Arriving at the Truck Yard, I liked it from the first minute. The Truck Yard is fairly new, it opened in 2013. It has the flair of a beer garden, “junk yard”, great food, live music, and it is dog friendly. They even encourage to bring your pooch with you. Every day, different food trucks park in the yard to sale their signature dishes. While waiting for the food to be done, we got one of these light-up pagers. Some guests go to the bar, get a drink and find a table under the shading umbrellas and trees in the meantime. The Truck Yard has a truck schedule on its website. If there is food from a particular truck, and the truck parks in the yard f.e. on Wednesday, that might be a good day to visit. I had the “Rice Bowl” from the Ssahm BBQ truck. I was wondering, why my taste buds recognized a hint of far eastern flavors. Later I found out, they serve Korean-Mexican foods. That’s awesome! And it tasted great. Why did I never get the idea of mixing these two flavors? 😉
The Truck Yard uses the backside of licence plates as their menus.
The ambiente of the Truck Yard in Lower Greenville
John Tipton (left on guitar) with live band
Sara joint her sister at the “tree house”.
I love the beer garden/”junk yard” style of the Truck Yard. It has a very cozy flair.
Katelynn enjoyed the life music from the “tree house”.
Yep, this is a part of Texas. I love these charming windmills all over our Lone Star State.
Truck Yard artwork at the entrance
John Tipton played some tunes with his band on the stage truck, today. It was a great day in a good place to say good bye to a wonderful co-worker.
Goodbye, Fraser & Family! Have a safe trip home back to the UK!
NOTE: Since I didn’t capture the photo and it was done with Annette’s cell phone, I can’t take the credit for the last photo above.
Since we go to another game (Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles) at the ballpark today, I wanted to post a blog I wrote on a different page last year. I love ballgames. It is nice to relax, watching a good and game and hear the guy screaming: “Hotdogs!”, in the ballpark. 😉
August 28, 2016
Today, I celebrate another birthday. Since I enjoy watching local sport teams, Kevin (my husband) went with the girls and me to the Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians baseball game. This is our second game we visited of this season. The first game, we visited about four weeks earlier at the End of July.
The game of the Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians begins in the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
The Sun was high in the sky; the game went on; and all of a sudden Kevin was holding a baseball in his hands. 😀 Kevin lost some weight over the last months. His fingers got a little bit thinner. And the anniversary ring was flying, while catching the ball. But the ring was found by a lady two rows down, a little bit later. Oh, thank goodness! Because, this was a scary moment. Kevin handed the ball to Katelynn. And now she’s the owner of a baseball played by the Texas Rangers.
Katelynn is the proud owner of a baseball played by the Texas Rangers.
What a day to spend my birthday in the ballpark. 😉
Here is the video, which shows what happened in the ballgame, before Rougned Odor threw the ball in the stand, and Kevin caught it:
July 30, 2017
Texas Ranger Adrian Beltre Joins The 3000 Hits Club
Today, we witnessed a milestone: Adrian Beltre had his 3000th hit in his baseball career. He’s the 31st MLB player to reach this milestone.
The videos can be found here in an article of The Washington Post:
After Kevin mowed the lawn, the sun was almost ready to set. I captured a couple of photos, before I took care of the garden. Tonight’s sunset was beautiful. The sunsets never seem to disappoint in Texas. They are always gorgeous.
Sunset through the trees
Rays of tonight’s beautiful sunset
Rustic Texas Star Design
Tomorrow, I will reveal the “secret” behind the Rustic Texas Star.
June 21 – 23, 2017
Before we made it home to Texas, we relaxed in North Carolina. We visited Kevin’s parents for a full day. It gave us the opportunity to wash some clothes, sit on the couch, and tell the family about our adventures we had up north. Katelynn and Sara played with their cousin in the backyard. After sitting in the car for that long, it was great for them to run and get the wiggles out of their system.
The following morning, we packed, had a last breakfast with the in-laws in Morganton, and hit towards Texas. That day, we managed to make it all the way to Little Rock. We were done with the I-40 stretch, and had only the I-30 portion to Dallas left. The motel room looked fancy. And I really liked the firm mattress. Kevin and I looked for the tag, the next morning. I wrote down the brand and style. When it is time to retire our mattress, I have to shop and see if I find a mattress like the one in the motel. 😀
Tropical Storm “Cindy” pushed another system Low through Tennessee, which brought a lot of rain with it.
White Rosebay Rhododendron
It was Friday morning. Being in Benton, Arkansas, we had less than 300 miles left. It was a relief, we were that close. The road was easy to drive. Usually rush hour is seems to be all day on Friday. It might be only a DFW Metroplex thing. At about 1 p.m. Kevin drove the van in our driveway. Our house had us back. The pets were so happy to see us, again. And the garden had whole lot more sunflowers. The neighbor’s daughter took care of our pets and the garden, while we were out of town. She came over to bring the keys back, after work. 🙂
After technically exact 8 days, driving through 15 states, and 3752 more miles on the tachometer, it was a great feeling to be back home. The girls saw five more states; I saw four more states; and Kevin? He lost counting after traveling so much as a child. I’m sure he traveled a few more states than we did. 😉 Live is good! And we have a lot of more conversation material for the future. I’m planning already the next NYC-trip in my head. 😉
~ The End ~
While I was harvesting some beans, cherry tomatoes and a beef steak tomato, I watched this beautiful sunset. The weather is perfect for seeing the sun go down. It is warm enough (90+ºF) to avoid the mosquitoes at this time of the day. In another half an hour, it’s a different story.
Tonight’s sunset from my backyard