Gala Night Tomorrow

The Filipino American Association of North Texas, Inc. will be having it’s annual event honoring the Philippine Independence.  It will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 21, 2014.  One of the highlights of the event is the Ms. Independence pageant.  My girl friend was chosen to be one of the contestants.  My friends and I were very excited about this event.  Months before we already did some fund raising activities for our friend.  She was selling raffle tickets and Gala Night tickets.  The major prize for the raffle is an iPad.  Nice!  I wish I will win it!

The Gala Night is going to be at The Westin Hotel-Park Central in Dallas, TX.  It would be great if I will be able to attend this special event.  But I have a family occasion to go to tomorrow night.  I wish my friend the best of luck tomorrow.  I couldn’t wait to see lots of pictures.

Our First Trip To The Dallas Zoo

Last Sunday was our Dallas Zoo trip with brother-in-law and his wife.  It was a good time to visit the zoo because the weather was pleasant.  Dallas Zoo is located in downtown Dallas, Texas.  It was the very first time me and darling daughter had gone to the Dallas Zoo.  It is the oldest and the largest zoological park in Texas.

Welcome to Dallas Zoo!
Welcome to Dallas Zoo!

Cooler months of the year is the perfect time to visit the zoo.  You will actually feel comfortable walking around the place for sightseeing for hours.  So wearing tennis shoes or comfort shoes is recommendable.  One thing my DD asked me during our tour is food.  Good thing I brought her lunch bag full of snacks with drinks – juice and water.  We sat down on a bench somewhere and I let her eat.  Then we head on after.  It is also recommendable to bring some snacks that your kids like.  Though there is a restaurant in the zoo where you can buy full meals too, it is good to take something that you and your kids can munch on quickly.

Going to see the giants of the Savanna.  Dallas Zoo in Dallas, Texas.

DD’s favorite at the zoo is seeing the giraffes.  She didn’t care about the Kangaroos and monkeys.  She was looking for the giraffes so went to see them at the Giants Of The Savanna.  She was so amazed how tall they were in person.  There’s a monorail and Mary-go-’round.  My favorite was seeing the lions and tigers.  They’re so beautiful.

His majestic portrait.
His majestic portrait.
The beautiful female lion.
So tall and big.
The giants of the Savanna.

According to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, the Dallas Zoo looked different now.  They haven’t been there for years so it has changed.  Some of the areas have been renovated and remodeled.  The park is clean and easy to navigate.  We really had a wonderful time.  DD had fun with aunt and uncle.

Waiting for her turn to ride the Mary-go-'round
Waiting for her turn to ride the Mary-go-’round

For ticket inquires and hours of operation, kindly check the information below:

Dallas Zoo
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7500

I Want To Go To The Fair

I am so jealous right now.  Some of my friends already went and visited the State Fair of Texas.  What a shame on me.  I have been here in Texas for more than five years and I haven’t been to the most exciting event in Texas.

Well, what can I do?  My husband doesn’t like going to Dallas.  That’s the truth.  When possible, he doesn’t want to drive thru Dallas whenever we go to Fort Worth.  And he is a homebody.  He doesn’t travel much.  But he loves going on a vacation.

There are lots of fun things to do at the Fair.  Rides, exhibits, food tasting, shows, etc.  But to me, the most fantastic of all are the Chinese Lantern festival and the Cable car ride.  I see lots of Fair photos from my friends.  Someone had invited me last week.  I really wanted to go but I can’t go on weekdays.  Oh well, I will just wait and see next year.  My darling daughter will surely enjoy being at the Fair, too.  She likes rides and I bet DD will also have fun at the shows.

Thanks to my friend for this photo.

The 2013 Fair began September 27 and end October 20.  Yes, it’s over tomorrow.  I will wait next year.