Exploring Downtown Dallas on Spring Break

Old Red Museum of Dallas
Magnolia Building
Beautiful building structure in Downtown Dallas

It’s Spring Break, that means it’s frolicking time again. We had a great time exploring Downtown Dallas today. We didn’t take the DART because we thought the travel time was quite long. So we convoyed. We felt more comfortable with that.

Exploring city downtown means a lot of walking. But we were prepared for that. We had our most comfortable tennis shoes on. Ha! You have to pay a one-day parking in downtown, too. It was $10 per car.

I always admire beautiful building structures and Downtown Dallas did not disappoint. You may look at the photos above. We visited one museum called Museum of Illusions. Below is me and the girls in one of the areas where your eyes are tricked (optical illusion).

Me in red at the Museum of Illusions.

After so much walking, we were starving, so we had an early dinner at the Family Thais Asian Bistro and headed home after.

Orchids in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Taiwan

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My friend taking K’s photo with the lovely orchids at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.

We just loved this orchids sanctuary.  The flowers are big and colorful. Some have a very nice smell. So pretty! Very relaxing to spend the layover hours while waiting for the next flight, as you can see.  Please excuse the feet. 🙂 You can take pictures of these lovely orchids to your hearts’ content as long as you are not exhausted and your camera’s memory card capacity and cellphone’s storage are huge.  🙂

Correct me if I am wrong, I think this is close to the C1 Boarding Gate.

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Fun At The Fair – The State Fair Of Texas

Texas Star Ferris Wheel at the State Fair of Texas
Texas Star Ferris Wheel at the State Fair of Texas

At last I was able to go to the State Fair of Texas for the very first time.  And I can say it was a great experience.  Since my arrival here in Texas, I haven’t been to the State Fair until last Thursday.  But I did not go alone.  My daughter and I, together with my cousin Em and her two little girls, went to the Fair last Thursday.  It was actually an adventure for all of us because it was our first time to go to the Texas State Fair in Dallas.

The night before the trip, my dear husband helped me plan the trip to the State Fair.  He suggested that we take the train to the Fair.  I looked at the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) train schedules online and, after a very long time of confusion, figured out how to get there.  I will tell you more about our train ride on my next blog post.

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Buying tickets at the Fair. 🙂

So we arrived at the Fair around noon last Thursday.  I already had two adult tickets which I bought from an online garage sale on Facebook.  Had a good savings on that.  For the kids’ tickets, we brought canned goods for donation and we only paid $6.00 per ticket for each child.  Great savings on that as well.  As soon as we entered the gate at the Fair, the adventure began.  🙂

The Big Tex
Big Tex

The little ones wanted to see Big Tex.  They were amazed because he’s so huge!  Giant.  That’s what my DD said.