Tuesday:) A Toasty Steamy Busy Dizzy Day In Dallas

29 Aug

“SSummertimess is always the best of what might be.”

― Charles Bowden

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This morning, my sister and I braved the blistering Texas heat to drive into Dallas to do a little sightseeing. We started a little after 9am, so morning rush hour was past, and the traffic wasn’t too unbearable. But, those of you who know me, well, you know that I’m directionally impaired, so driving to new places is a definite challenge.

My dear friend, Siri, on my cell phone got us to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We only had a couple little setbacks trying to find a parking spot, but we eventually found a very good spot.

The gardens were gorgeous, and so lush and green, considering the Texas heat and water shortage and lack of rain. I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

I sat on a bench and had a long conversation with a really “HOT” guy. Really! He was really hot and I burned my bottom when I sat on the metal bench. Worth a sonnet or two.

Also, I couldn’t help but snap a photo of a beautiful young lady during a photo shoot in the gardens.

After the Arboretum, we drove into downtown Dallas to visit Reunion Tower.

More pictures to tell the story.

The orangish building on the left is the 6th floor Book Depository and Museum. Always eerie just thinking about it.

It was a good day in Dallas. But, it’s good to be home in the air conditioning, under the ceiling fan, writing and sharing my day.

From 470 feet up you experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, a free digital photo and an indoor/outdoor observation deck that lets you see for miles in any direction.

5 Responses to “Tuesday:) A Toasty Steamy Busy Dizzy Day In Dallas”

  1. Biff Sock Pow August 29, 2018 at 1:17 am #

    Great pictures! I love going to the Dallas Arboretum, though I usually try to catch it in autumn or early spring. You are definitely brave going there in the dog days of summer!

    And I”m ashamed to say I’ve lived in Dallas for well over 30 years and I have never been up in Reunion tower (aka “The Ball”). How was it? Is it worth going up in?

    Thanks for sharing your day with us!

    • toniandrukaitis August 29, 2018 at 3:36 am #

      I will admit that it wasn’t spectacular, but worth walking around to see the skyline. I’m from Chicago, so 470 feet up can’t compare to Sears Tower (now Willis) but I think I took a few nice pictures. Kinda cool to walk outside on the deck. Not for the faint of heart with fear of heights,

      • Biff Sock Pow September 2, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

        Thanks, Toni! I will definitely have to try that next time I’m downtown. 🙂

  2. ccbarr August 29, 2018 at 3:30 am #

    Beautiful but would’ve been hard pressed not to dip my feet in the cool water.

  3. Francina August 29, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    Thank you for the tour, Toni, which I enjoyed.

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