Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dallas, Texas

We visited our son Eric at the University of Texas At Dallas (UTD) last weekend. Dallas is a cool city. From what we saw, it's clean. The buildings are newer, glistening, and architecturally interesting.

Even the concrete of the highways is aesthetically pleasing.

But they drive like maniacs.

Thank goodness, Dallas has a fantastic public transportation system called DART. Eric has it all figured out and can go pretty much anywhere in the city. Fare is free for students. We took the light rail (he calls it the Tram) from Richardson into town. First we visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This a a fabulous place. We spent hours there. Highly recommended.

We ate lunch at a Tex-Mex place across the street called El Fenix. Also highly recommended.

Then we went to the Nasher Sculpture Center. We lucked out -- free admission that day. The following photos were taken in their outdoor gallery.

Other random thoughts:

  • If you neglect to make hotel room reservations and just wing it, you might save yourself a lot of money. The first place we went to, a Courtyard Marriott, gave us a room on the spot for $60.00 a night.
  • I love Waffle House.
  • East Texas Arboretum in Athens is a treasure. And a great place to stretch your legs on the drive to Dallas.
  • If I had to describe Dallas women's fashion sense in one word, it would be BOOTS.
If you've been to Dallas, what is your favorite thing there?


Common Household Mom said...

Is that the Perot Museum, as in Ross Perot, one-time presidential candidate?

Cool photos, as always. The architecture is singular, and the sculpture is great. I love the flowers dressed in hula skirts.

Angie said...

Yes, I assume Ross Perot donated the funds for the museum. I guess he's from the Dallas area.

MacMajor said...

Dallas in 3 words: Big City Lights!