Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring Break Part II

After I visited the Dallas World Aquarium, I wanted to go check out the Dallas Arboretum. The timing of the year could not have been more perfect. I went right when all the flowers were in full bloom!

Enough typing, just look.

The cherry blossom  trees were in full bloom! 
The arboretum is home to about 140 of them. 
They are gorgeous!


Tulips! Oh so many tulips in all colors! 

This is my favorite picture from the day. 

Red Japanese Maple Tree with the waterfall in the background

If you look to the right of the bush, you can see the cedar waxwings that were flying all around it to eat the berries!
I have never seen them before. I also got a motion picture of them. 
I forgot I turned the feature on and it was a pleasant surprise. 

This picture and the two pictures below are also my favorites from the day. 

It was a gray and overcast day, but it was great for pictures!

After I drove Joey to his work site one day, I decided to explore the town we were staying in, McKinney.
McKinney, Texas is north of Dallas. It has an adorable town center. 
Sadly, it was early and I did not get to visit the shops. 

This building was beautiful!

This the side of the building. Further down, past the spiral staircase(!!) was a magic shop and a book store. I'm pretty sure it was one of those awesome bookstores that has a cat. 
Galveston has one of those and I love the feel of it. 

One of the shops had this gorgeous tile work out front. 

This place looked like it was out of Stars Hallow (Gilmore Girls reference)

That concludes our time in Dallas! After we left Dallas, Joey was super awesome and fulfilled my want to visit Waco. I had never been to Waco, plus I wanted to visit Magnolia Market and the Dr. Pepper Museum. That was our next stop. 

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