A glorious day in Dallas!

Thursday was the day I had to explore all by myself and it was an absolute joy-filled day with all the things I stumbled upon…

I found this great little space called Thanks-giving Square and since I got there right at noon I got to experience the bells going off which was really fun to experience! I loved the mosaic and all the scripture and words that was all over the walls of the plaza.

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I then stumbled upon a huge church which looked to take up a whole block and found this incredible water fountain at the entrance. It took me a little bit to realize that the water was set to music. The whole thing was a bit overwhelming and yet beautiful all at the same time.

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I continued to walk on hoping that I was going in the right direction of the Dallas Museum of Art and found this sign…and then I was hoping I could find these little gems too!

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Instead, I stumbled upon the garden entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and strolled through the gardens checking out the random sculptures along the way before entering the museum.

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I loved every bit of it! I did some creating in the creative connections corner…

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I did some exploring and enjoyed some really fun interactive pieces…

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I loved all the bright colors…

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And then… I saw these through the window!!

Do you see all the food trucks?
Do you see all the food trucks through the window?

I practically skipped my way to the park and then discovered even more amazing fun!!

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There was an event happening for International Day of Happiness! Who knew!?

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I added my thoughts to what makes one happy to the wall of #happyacts and jumped in on the fun!

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I even made a new friend!

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I was beyond excited to have stumbled on this park and all the fun that was happening all in one place. Lunch from a food truck was a must and I determined that sushi would be the best choice – fresh sushi, from a truck, in the park, on a warm spring day (first day of spring too!)…yes, please!

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I continued to check out the park complete with reading materials and games you could rent out from these stands…

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There was even a fun water feature that was just inviting me to walk through barefoot…and of course, I happily accepted the invitation. Why not?

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I made my way back to the museum to continue to be inspired by all the amazing art and creativity happening under one roof… Bright colors…

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I felt like traveled the world and stepped back in time with all the pieces from all over the globe and various time periods…

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And there was even some really random pieces too…this one made me think of my little sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters since she likes pandas so much.

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After spending hours at the park and museum I found this little gem along the way and jumped on board for a little ride before heading back to the hotel.

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Once I got off the free trolley, I made my way back to meet up with Beth so we could explore Pioneer Plaza which was just right across from our hotel. How fun is this?

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We ended the day at a southern food restaurant and I tried some fried tomatoes and grits…a great meal to have with a southern friend.

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sara-beth

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