We had a great weekend, I’m sad it’s already over.
I haven’t updated about Justin’s recovery in a little while but I’m happy to report that he is doing very well. He’s back at work and he was even able to take a weekend trip recently. We saw him on Friday for a little bit and it’s nice to see him doing so well!
Saturday Chris and I hung out at home during the day, although I did leave for a little bit to run some errands. That night I cooked a steak dinner and it was delicious! If I do say so myself.
After dinner our friends Micah and Megan came over. We caught up on life and played Blackjack. It was so much fun! We always have a blast hanging out with them.
Sunday was a lazy day. I wish I could say Daylight Savings benefited me and I slept in, but that’s not the case. I was wide awake at 5:30am and I was not happy about it. The only good thing about getting up that early is crossing things off the to-do list. I made myself a nice breakfast and then got to work meal prepping and knocked that out in about an hour. So that was productive! Later in the day Chris and I took the dogs for a walk and they loved it. We relaxed the rest of the evening and I’m not complaining one bit.
Overall, we had a great weekend! It was so nice to hang out with friends this weekend and brainstorm some of the things we want to do together when Chris can get out and about. Life has been on hold since Chris was re-diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy last October. While he went through chemotherapy, we stayed home a lot because he wasn’t feeling well and as his kidney function declined Chris did not have the energy to do much. It was really hard to not be able to enjoy life the way we wanted to.
During that time I made a dry erase board that we hung up in our kitchen and I started keeping a Dallas Bucket List.
Walking by it every day reminded me that there would be better days ahead where we could explore Dallas and all of the fun things the city has to offer. So I figured today I would share our “Dallas Bucket List” of the things in the area we are looking forward to checking out in the near future!
Dallas Bucket List
I have been chomping at the bit to go to the Dallas Arboretum ever since we moved into our house last summer. It’s a beautiful botanic garden and all of the pictures look amazing. Chris and I actually have tickets and I’m hoping we will be able to use them for the 12 Days of Christmas event that is going on over the holidays. Fingers crossed!
Klyde Warren Park is a park in downtown Dallas that’s built over the highway. There are food trucks, games, various outdoor activities, and all kinds of events. It seems to be a place that you can go, hang out, and explore. I can’t wait to check it out!
Ok so this is technically in McKinney, but I’m still including it in our Dallas Bucket List. Local Yocal is a local farm-owned market that also offers a cool class called Steak 101. Chris and I were gifted tickets to the class earlier in the year but we weren’t able to use them until now. We are scheduled for our class next month and we are super excited!
If you’ve seen a picture of downtown Dallas, you’ve more than likely noticed the “ball” in the sky that lights up at night. Well, that is Reunion Tower. It is an observation deck that has 360 degree views of the city. It also has 2 restaurants and a gift shop. I’m really hoping Chris and I can go to the restaurant someday, but I’ll settle for just the observation deck in the meantime!
This is a museum dedicated to the life of President John F Kennedy. It’s on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration building, which is where Lee Harvey Oswald was when he shot the President. I’ve heard from friends that the museum is really cool and I think it’s something Chris and I will enjoy going to.
It’s an aquarium, need I say more? Who doesn’t love going to the aquarium? Even if I am an almost thirty-something year old adult, I’m a child at heart and I can’t wait to check out the aquarium. This one is definitely on our must-see list.
This one is pretty self explanatory. I love animals and the Dallas Zoo has great reviews, so I had to add it to our bucket list! Maybe Chris and I can take our niece Peyton with us when we go!
This is a history and science museum in Downtown Dallas. It has a really cool eye-catching exterior and I actually didn’t realize it was a museum the first time I saw it. Even though we don’t have kids yet, everyone says adults can enjoy the museum too, so I’m hoping we can check this one out soon.
This museum is on the SMU (Southern Methodist University) campus in Dallas and it houses the archives of George W Bush’s presidency. I’ve never been to SMU, so going to the museum is a good opportunity to check out the campus as well.
This is exactly what it sounds like – a giant farmers market. Every time I stumble across a farmers market I enjoy it, so I am really excited to check out the Dallas Farmers Market at some point. I hope we find some fun food items to take home with us!
This isn’t on the list because it’s something fun to do, but because I think it’s important to go to a museum dedicated to such a horrible time in human history. When I studied abroad in college, I went to the Dachau Concentration Camp outside Munich and I honestly don’t have the words to describe that experience. When I heard there was a Holocaust Museum in Dallas, I knew I wanted to go.
I’m realizing that I have a ton of museums on our bucket list, but there are lots of cool ones in Dallas. The Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum that is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher collection of modern sculptures. It looks really cool and I can’t wait to check it out.
This is the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys and it is supposed to be really cool. On one of the trips Chris and I took to Dallas a few years ago when we were living in California, we toured AT&T Stadium and we really enjoyed it. So we are excited to check out the new Cowboys facility in Frisco!
That concludes my Dallas Bucket list! So far at least. I’m sure I’ll be adding more to it as time goes on. Each time Chris and I visit a place on the list, I’ll post about it here on the blog. I’m so excited to get out and explore Dallas and cross some things off our list! We are looking forward to lots of fun times in our future.
(I also have an “Eats and Drinks” Bucket List, as well as a Travel Bucket List, which I will share in future posts. So stay tuned for those!)
What’s on your Dallas bucket list? Do you recommend anything I missed?