It’s been a very Texas kind of day.
My roommate Caitlyn and I went to a pool party her friend was throwing as both a house-warming and July 4th bash. That’s where I learned that first of all, people do have massive stuffed and mounted animals hanging in their house and second, that it’s common to have a “hunting fridge” where you store all your “hunting meat” here in Texas.You can’t exactly tell how big those heads were, but they were enormous. And kind of scary.Up next was a visit to Steak Kountry to meet up with Caitlyn’s parents for a quick chat. We saw a lemonade stand, talked to the little girl, and found out her entrepreneurial spirit resulted in a solid $18 today.
Caitlyn and I finished off the evening with a little bit of shopping, I needed new work shoes, and ended the night at a nearby taco place. Velvet Taco would fit right in anywhere in the Mission in San Francisco. Got the exact same laidback, rootsy type of vibe. (Is “rootsy” even an adjective? It is now.)I’ve loved seeing a bit more of Texas and meeting more Texans. Sure is different from San Francisco, but I kind of like all that difference.
Posted by Jennifer K. on June 30, 2012
I’ve been in Texas for almost a month, but it’s my first weekend actually spent here in town (the others I was traveling) and my roommate Caitlyn decided it was going to be a party night. No opposition from me…
Patios are a huge thing for Dallas bars and I feel like each establishment competes to see who has the best patio. Rightly so since at around 9 p.m., the heat mellows out and it’s just really warm and comfortable outside. The Katy Trail Icehouse had these giant fans blowing fine mist toward its patrons who were sitting outside to keep everyone cool. Loved it. And their “Beer-ritas” were pretty spectacular.Caitlyn and I met up with her friend Daniel who acted as our chaperone and driver. He was a great tour guide and gave me a talking tour of downtown Dallas, Uptown, and McKinney Street, where all the fun bars are and where people hang out.
After the Katy Trail House was Saint Ann’s, another restaurant/bar with a huge patio area, but more upscale and lounge-able than KTH. Less bugs.We hit up three more places after Saint Ann’s – yea, we really bar-hopped – but I’m not sure of the names except for the Lemon Bar. All I know is that we dance partied our night away.I”m glad that I’ve made a couple of friends here and that Dallas has been so welcoming. Last night was a lot of fun.
Shopping and a pool party are on the agenda today. Talk later!
Posted by Jennifer K. on June 29, 2012