We made a trip to Dallas, Texas early am July 5, as we tagged along for Jeff's annual work conference. The kids and I had never been to Texas before, and it was his first trip to Dallas.
The meeting did not start til the 6th, so the first day we hit the Science Center in downtown. It was a really neat place, highlighted by Daddy building a wood block tower taller than him. He was proud of his creation, especially when an employee said he had the record for tallest tower.
The Science Center, stop at the mall & a night in the suburb of Frisco, put the first day in the books.
We moved to the Gaylord Texan early the next morning with excitement about the pool waiting for us. The pool area was basically a water park, complete with four slides, a zip line pool, lazy river and water play structure. I already knew where we would be spending most of our time for the next four days.
It was even nicer than we imagined-and at times, the area was nearly empty. It was so neat to be in Dallas at the peak of hot summer days, with such a neat place to play and hang out.
One of the great joys of my life is watching these three precious kids play together and have fun. This trip provided me with many hours to do just that, and I was so thankful.
And they are at such a great age to be able to enjoy it all...
This was their first place to do a zipline...but it will not be the last.
It ended up being a historic, and horribly sad week in Dallas as on our third night five police officers lost their lives in downtown. It was such a sad day for our country, and especially for the town we were visiting.
It was best for us to hang tight and stay near the hotel.
There was quite a bit to enjoy at the Gaylord itself,
and a great mall a couple miles away complete with a Lego store & Build a Bear.
We made it out to treat the kids to their first time to eat at In & Out, and found some good Texas BBQ and a famous to Dallas chicken place.
After five days away, we flew home late Saturday. ...even later than expected after a lengthy delay...
We had a great trip-love this crew.
We are unbelievably blessed.