Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekend Festivities, Part A

The ice finally all melted away and we are back to our normal life. Well, it's not really normal right now as we're both done with our classes for the semester (yay!) and we're leaving soon to celebrate Christmas with our families, but at least the sun is shining and the roads are clear! Before we leave, I've been trying to motivate myself to do some outside-class research and comps prep, but once 2 o'clock rolls around, it gets harder and harder! So in lieu of doing that boring stuff, I'm writing a blog post :)

As I mentioned, last week Matt & me both finished our last obligations of the Fall 2013 semester so this weekend we decided to not do anything productive and explore the DFW area. On Saturday we took advantage of couple of Groupons we purchased and planned on visiting both the Dallas Museum of Biblical Art and the Dallas Arboretum

First we worked out and grabbed lunch at a new-to-us burger place, Hopdoddy Burger Bar. He got a burger and I got a salad (with a burger patty on it) and they were both delicious! We didn't order one, but the milkshakes we saw others enjoying certainly looked tasty. 

Yes Mom, I did steal some of his fries. They were delicious
Following lunch, we went to the Museum of Biblical Art. Photography wasn't allowed but even for non-art people like us, it was pretty interesting. Don't ask why we bought a Groupon for an art museum if we don't like art galleries, but it was a good price and we figured why not. Anyway, one of our favorite exhibits was one titled Temptation. It was drawings of various food temptations such as donuts, candy bars, and muffins. If you know my husband, you would know why he liked it so much. We may have missed the point but we enjoyed it!

Next we decided to be crazy and head to the Arboretum. We don't go into downtown Dallas that often so since we were there, we decided to brave the cold, cold winds (felt like it was in the lower 30s). Besides being quite chilly, we really enjoyed it and will definitely be going back when the weather heats up! They decorated an old mansion, the DeGolyer House, with all sorts of Christmas decorations and we had fun walking through it. 
A real reindeer! 
Outside the DeGolyer House

We may have been a bit unprepared for the wind chill...

We decided we would take this study. It's just
missing my sliding ladder...

The DeGolyers were famous socialites and had received
an invite to go to the reception after
JFK's motorcade.

Looked right out over White Rock Lake. We can't wait
to go again and explore some more!
After that, we headed home and got ready for Matt's informal work Christmas party. No pictures as I was tired of bringing my camera with me but we had a lot of fun chatting with his coworkers.

And that was our busy Saturday! Next- our Sunday activities...
What did you do this weekend?

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