Weekend Getaway to Dallas!

Weekend Getaway to Dallas!

walk to end lupus now

Talk about a FUN weekend getaway in Dallas! I think sometimes a quick trip somewhere for three days is the perfect amount of time to reset and get loose with friends or family. In my case it was hanging out with my great long time friends since high school (2002 to be exact!). It literally was a reunion for us. The last time I recall our wildly friendly trip was in Kansas City. It was time to reconnect and explore a diverse city. The main reason we got together was to support one of our friends in the 5K Walk to End Lupus Now fundraiser event. It was full of emotion to not only see the accomplishment of finishing the walk but to see us all support her for the cause. To learn more about this cruel autoimmune disease or how you can help please visit the non-profit site here.

So one thing I was completely proud of was my capability to pack light. I mean one backpack for the weekend. That takes skill for sure. It was my first time taking Spirit Airlines so that was interesting to try and fit in my carry on requirements.

how to pack light

 First pic of our trip with these guys.

dallas weekend getaway

Ok so what I love about my friends… we really don’t care what we do out in public. I had to get my 10,000 steps for the day while my friend Tim had to do his 75 daily push up challenge. We wanted to get it out of the way so why not just publicly showcase it at the airport terminal?

waiting at the airport

Upon arrival, it was time to indulge in some awesome southern drinks.

kazoos happy hour

Walk to End Lupus Now 5K Adventure

Starting out at 9AM we made the 5K trek. It was great to meet people and learn either about their experience with lupus or how long they have supported their friends and family.

walk to end lupus

5k lupus walk

Always with these guys, another pre-workout session of squats as a warm up.

squats

I didn’t wear as much purple but I did manage to create some glasses out of purple pipe cleaners and found myself this adorable pup. Don’t worry, the owner dyed it’s hair with all organic ingredients.

dying your dog

walk to end lupus now

walk to end lupus now

 Your friends should motivate and inspire you.Your circle should be well-rounded and supportive. Keep it tight quality over quantity, always.

Adventure in the City

Success for the walk and next to exploring the city and enjoying it with good company. Can’t go on vacation without partaking in some food exploration. We found this nifty burger joint on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives from the Food Network app. I was ready to take a bite in their green chili hash burger.

twisted root burgers

I could’t help but take this shot.

great burger places in dallas

 Then we were off to the downtown area where we walked around the JFK memorial and the park nearby. The views of all the neat architecture was amazing.

jfk park in dallasjfk park in dallas

I felt like a little kid on this trip. Always a Kodak moment with me.

posing in dallas

posing in dallas

fashion in dallas

Trying to get my posing on above. Also came across this artist who did a live spray painting of his work in front of the crowd. I thought it was pretty neat.

spray painting

I didn’t get to take a picture of our happy hour pit stop but I did manage to get this bathroom selfie!

friends in dallas

First NBA game!

While partaking in our aperitifs, we decided last minute to just go to an NBA game like the basketball fanatics we are. Another adventure with these guys as we hop into the back of a guy’s truck to take us to the American Airlines center. Well I guess our girlfriend knew the guy so it wasn’t AS sketch 🙂 Let’s say it was definitely a fun 5 min ride and the sky view of all the buildings were pretty cool.

riding in a truck

We made it safe and sound!

dallas big american airlines center in dallasDallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriorsdallasmavs nba gameSo after the game we decided to take an Uber back to the car and another adventure with us as we packed all 6 of us in a car for a few blocks of a ride. Too much hilarious fun. I didn’t get to take a pic of that as we were all crammed. I also didn’t get to take pics of our nightlife. Had to enjoy the moment of dancing on the rooftop bars with my pals!

friends for life

Great vacation this past weekend. So glad I could reunite with these guys. It definitely won’t be long as we reunite in August for our friend’s wedding in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Stay tuned for that story!

Cheers,

jenny ching lifestyle blog in kansas city

 

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