Here it is, the second installment of favourite places! This one is brought to you from our stop in Arlington (a stone’s throw away from Dallas), though I shall say right away, that some of our favourite places in this post were day/overnight trips to surrounding areas as well 😊
This post is not affiliated with any of the places or shows mentioned! We’re simply just lucky that our life allows us to see these things ❤
Our first overnight trip was to see sister Cirque show in Houston, Luzia. If you haven’t already seen the show, GO SEE IT. It’s really magical and celebrates all things Mexico. You enter the world of an imaginary Mexico where “light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul”*.
Seriously, the effects that they do with lights and water inside of a big top tent is crazy cool.
Less than a week later, we were on the road again, this time for a day trip to Austin to meet up with everyone from both Luzia and Corteo. As newbies it was fantastic to see the friendships between the three shows!
On our way there we made a pit stop at the famous Magnolia Market and Silos Baking Co., owned by HGTV Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna. The line was around the block when we got there, so we didn’t go in to get a cupcake, but others did and they looked AMAZING.
Thanks to some amazing friends, I got to have a spa afternoon at The Sanford House Spa & Salon. To be honest, I think the part I enjoyed the most about that afternoon was chatting to the ladies (you kind of forget how good it is to actually talk to people when you spend most of your time in a hotel room!). I also had my first ever facial (divine!) as well as a massage and spa pedicure.
Thank you lovely ladies at The Sanford House Spa & Salon!
In the week just been, we had a very rare couple of days off the show and spent those days running around Dallas doing as much sightseeing as possible. Our first stop was the AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys & the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The field was pulled up and full of dirt as they were just about to do their last of four “dirt” events for the year (they have Motor Cross, Monster Trucks, Bull Riding and a Rodeo in January). We took a 90 minute VIP Guided tour where we learned a lot about the stadium – a lot of it was football orientated, so I kinda zoned out or investigated the architectural elements of the stadium. I also caught Hubby taking photos of the tech haha – but it was an awesome experience!
The next stop on our crazy sightseeing tour was The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets – where JFK was *allegedly* assassinated. I didn’t get any photos inside the museum as I left my camera in the car and my phone battery was getting low, but I did get this shot later on in the evening in the Plaza
Following our somber exploration of The Sixth Floor Museum, we walked around to the Reunion Tower and went up to the GeO-Deck. This was one of my most favourite places. There was a floor where you could go outside – great to get photos – and a floor upstairs which very slowly rotated around: you could get a drink, sit and watch the world literally go by. It was strangely calming and relaxing.
Our last two stops were at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Perot Museum was VERY kid focused, and we saw MANY children absolutely loving the interactive exhibits. The staff at the George W. Bush Library were incredibly friendly, welcoming and obviously proud of what they do. Similar to The Sixth Floor Museum, it was really nice to get a look into American culture and see some artifacts in person that were related to topics that we both studied in History/Social Studies in School.
There we go! A round up of our favourite places visited during our time here in Dallas, Texas 💕
*quote from https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia