This past weekend, Tucker and I traveled to Dallas for a family member’s graduation. No matter how many times I go to Dallas, there’s always something new to do. The trip was quick, but it was nice to get away for a few days to break up the monotony of the work week, ya know?
I’m proud to say that Tuck did well on the plane as usual! He hadn’t been on one since last year so I was worried that he would forget his airplane manners and go crazy. But he proved me wrong! With my fear of flying, I’m actually much worse on the plane than he is. I also love flying Southwest because their staff is always super nice to Tuck and you don’t have to pay for a checked bag (because let’s face it, I’m a repeat overpacking offender). Never change, Southwest!
I love finding new places to eat and one of the great things about a larger city like Dallas is that there’s many more vegetarian/vegan options. It’s one of the things I’ve missed since I’ve moved from New York City. Below are the main places we had lunch or dinner along with what I ordered. Sidenote: I had been dying to go to True Food Kitchen for a couple of years and it did not disappoint!
- Terilli’s: Celebration Cocktail, Italchos with spinach and tomatoes, Bruschetta, Pasta Primavera
- Flower Child (my favorite!): Red Mango Iced Tea, Avocado Hummus, Chopped Vegetable Salad
- True Food Kitchen: Kale Guacamole, Edamame Dumplings, Ancient Grains Bowl, Roasted Artichoke Pizza
- Zatar: Moscato, Grape Leaves, Baba Ghannouj, Falafel Basket, Lots of Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouli (we basically had appetizers as dinner)
We didn’t have a bunch of time to go out and do things, but we spent a couple of hours one day at White Rock Lake with the dogs. If my trip had been longer, I would have definitely gone for a run on the trail.
The dog park was such a nice surprise, too! Tucker is so funny with dog parks. I’ll have to share on my Instagram Stories next time we go to one, but he gets a little freaked out. He’s so hot and cold with both dog and human strangers. If he’s near our house and meets someone new, he’ll bark like crazy and assert himself. But if he’s not near his territory, his little tail goes between his legs and he treads carefully. If larger dogs linger and sniff him for too long, he tries to start dashing away until they lose interest. He’ll then run toward any human that can pick him up. Is anyone else’s dog like that?? He’s usually so extroverted and rambunctious when he’s around me so it’s always interesting to see him slightly more quiet sometimes — Not that I don’t love how outgoing and communicative he is!
Yes, I overpacked. For some reason, I find that it alleviates some of my travel anxiety if I know I’ve packed several options just in case. Plus, checking a bag was free so I didn’t feel too bad about it. I can do a completely separate post on the clothes and shoes I brought, but I wanted to share a snippet of one of my current favorite outfits (pictured below).
For jewelry, I wore a rose gold Michael Kors watch and some new bracelets that I’ll talk about later this week. They have a special meaning to me so I wanted to share them with you guys in a separate post!
On the plane I wore some Lululemon sweatpants (similar here), a long-sleeved white tee and some nude sandals (similar here). I like to be completely covered when I’m on a plane because I’m a germaphobe and a Hazmat suit just isn’t the norm for airport attire.
I hope you guys have a good week! Let me know if there are any other places I should check out during my next trip out to Dallas!