Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekend in Dallas

This week end was spent in Dallas with good friends, J & D.  You will recognize them from our trips to Utah.

When we arrived Friday night, J had pulled pork sandwich and chicken tortellini soup ready for us.  We finished the meal off with a variety of Blue Bell ice creams!

Saturday morning we had Crème Brule  French toast along with bacon and fresh fruit.2014-09-20 001

We then headed to Southern Methodist University and the George Bush Library.  D had pre-purchased parking tickets in a nearby garage and to the library.  We were able to park, go to the library and then to the football game without having to move the car.  Great idea!!2014-09-20 005

One of the most interesting things in the library was the exact replica of the Oval Office.  So, of course, we sat behind George’s desk!2014-09-20 006

This is the chair where George would always sit when he entertained dignitaries. 2014-09-20 009

A great statue out in the courtyard…2014-09-20 014

There was also a wonderful display of Oscar de la Renta dresses; many of them worn by Mrs. Bush as well as their daughters.

After we finished our time in the library, we went to Café 43 where D had also made reservations. The café is on the grounds of the library and is rightly named since George was president 43!  They had hamburgers and I chose the turkey panini.2014-09-20 017

Then we walked toward the football stadium.  They are the SMU Mustangs so the statue is appropriate.2014-09-20 019

We got to our seats…2014-09-20 021

The temperature was nearly unbearable but the game was exciting, especially if you were rooting for A&M!2014-09-20 030

As usual the A&M band won the half-time!2014-09-20 0372014-09-20 034

After the bands performed, we decided to go back to their house.  People were under the stands trying to cool off with fans, cool towels, etc.  The para medics were busy through out the stadium.  I think we made a very wise choice. We got to see the last part of the game in the cool air-conditioning!  A&M won the game 58-6. 

For supper J fixed steak, corn, rice and a kale salad.  Delicious!  Again we had ice cream but this time she added an apple turn-over to go with it.

This morning we joined them at their church, Lake Pointe.  Didn’t take in my phone so no picture.  A very good sermon about The Furnace-Life in the Fire.  We were not able to stay for their Life Group (small group, connect group, Sunday School)since we needed to get to the airport for an early afternoon flight back to Tennessee.

It was a great week end with good friends, a winning football game, seeing something new, and worshipping together.

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