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Dallas trip misfire

We were invited to meet up with a friend in Dallas this weekend. Things didn't work out and we never did meet up. BUT we did manage to stop by Turning Point to get a few cans of recent releases.

Turning Point craft beer texas dallas bedford neipa ipa dipa 

aloft downtown dallas parade closure 

We found downtown Dallas to be filled with people and cars. We spent over half an hour trying to get to our hotel (Aloft). I finally got out and asked a policeman how can I get to Aloft. He informed me that I just could NOT get to it due to roads being closed. He advised we leave and come back after the parade. You'd think the hotel might warn people that had reservations that there was no access to the hotel, for hours. We had to leave downtown, and find a place to sit and wait. It was extremely frustrating as our evening plans were now delayed. It was ironic to find the sign above at the front desk... not very helpful when we can't even get to the hotel.

boulder and tree sidewalk uptown dallas alcove wine bar 

I found this singular, and very round boulder, snuggling to an oak tree in Uptown Dallas. There were no other boulders to be found... where did it come from? It seemed so lost and out of place.

dallas downtown aloft 

I love the way sunlight creeps in through a window, and makes new shapes and patterns on what had recently been a sleepy dark room. 

fall in the bishop arts district dallas small town feel 

We had breakfast in the Bishop Arts District. I hadn't been to this part of Dallas since the late 80's. It was a rough area and most of the businesses on this strip were boarded up back then. Now it's a thriving area with cute shops and many café and restaurants. It has such a small town feel that you won't find in other parts of Dallas where everything is shiny and new, moving at a fast pace. I'd like to go back and explore more of this area. That was the positive part of our twenty hours in Dallas. 

 

 

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