We decided to kick off our Spring Break with a bang and head down to Dallas to spend some quality time with Kelsey and Grant. What should have been a quick 6 hour drive, turned into 8 when we spent most of the drive between Oklahoma City and Dallas in one lane stop and go traffic. I cried. I was so frustrated. Not to mention that I ran over a semi truck tire and I was having some serious rib pains. We made it, in one piece, thankfully!
All Taylor really wanted out of our trip was to see a few college campuses and to get some real Texas barbeque. We went to the Feed Store (it's a resturant, not a real feed store) in SouthLake and had some authentic barbeque. I was excited because they had 50 cent ice cream cones! As we were leaving the owner asked us if we wanted to feed the cows. Afte we went out back to meet him, we looked and looked and didn't see one cow. When we thought it was a joke, he came out with a white bucket labeled "Cow Bucket" and gave a short whistle, and 6 cows came stampeding to the fence. Don't worry, they aren't for the restaurant, they are merely a "tax deduction" (we learned in Texas, almost anything is a "tax deduction"). We had to get a picture next to the pregnant cow (that nearly took Taylor's arm off in the fence!)
We also hit up the Dallas World Aquarium. It was fantastic. Well worth the $96 it cost us to get in! After nearly getting my face taken off by a free flying bird, we were definitely impressed by how many animals there were. We deemed it a Zoquarium because it had more land animals than aquatic animals. We even got to be in the shark tunnel during feeding time. That was exciting (and hot and claustrophobic!). After that we went to see where JFK got shot. Taylor and I watched the movie awhile ago, so it was cool to see it in real life.
Tay and I on the "Grassy Knoll" where JFK's car drove past as he got shot. It was cool because in the street they have x's where he was when he got hit each time. Sunday we went to church, had Tanner's friends Logan and Emily over for dinner, and invaded their house to play the new Wii Super Mario Brothers (for the second night in a row). It got way intense!
On Monday we went to Fort Worth so Tay could see TCU campus and then we went shopping at Grapevine Mills. We found some amazing deals on clothes for little Gavin. My sister made these two cute little onesies for "little dino". And we found the cutest mittens for 99 cents!
After much debate we ate at Saltwater Willy's for lunch. It was pretty good. Taylor wanted to eat at Golden Corral, but I quickly vetoed that one! That night we went to Red Robin where Grant ordered the A1 Burger and we were told after he recieved it that they were "out of A1 sauce. Our server said, "Don't look at me, I just found out." Needless to say the manager gave us a pretty good deal. We also had FHE, played some intense boardgames, and had to institute a "flatulance tax" during the game of LIFE.