David needed to be in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on business Friday and took me with him. I spent the day sitting in the Suburban at the work site which isn’t as bad as it sounds. It was a lovely, warm day so I soaked up some sun while reading, listening to an audio book and working on a couple of projects I brought with me.
He took me to the hotel around 5:30 p.m. then went back to the site to assist with the unloading of some *stuff* (I didn’t pay a lot of attention to what it was). He got back to the hotel around 9, took a shower and then we went to find a place to eat. We ended up at a restaurant called “Razoo’s”, a Cajun-inspired place which shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows how much we love Louisiana. Even though it was 9:30, the place was packed and we waited almost half an hour for a table. Must be the “in” place to go. The food was actually pretty good. David had red beans and rice with andouille sausage. I had stuffed tilapia with a crawfish cream sauce that was really good.
Saturday we were awakened by a phone call at barely 9 a.m. – of course. We left the hotel at noon and went to Whole Foods market which is something that makes this foodie really happy. I found everything on my list and a few things besides.
Our plan was to go to World Market next. We had trouble locating it and spent a fair amount of time driving around before David decided to call our daughter, whom we have nicknamed, “Onstar”. She looked up directions for us and we decided to go to a different one in Plano on our way home. At this point David gets one of his brilliant ideas. We would be driving pretty close to Deep Ellum which is where he got his first tattoo last summer. He’s been wanting another and figured this would be a good time to get one as it would be well healed before we go to New Orleans.
We did stop for a late lunch at Pappasita’s, a pretty good Mexican restaurant. We were rather intrigued by our view of a guy who was rolling silverware into cloth napkins. Slowly. With no standard method or rhythm. We were both so tempted to go over and show him how to do this in a more efficient manner. David timed him and it took him at least 25 seconds to roll one set. Anyway…
After our late lunch we headed to Deep Ellum, along with half the world, so it seemed. The traffic was pretty terrible. The guy who did his other tattoo was available that evening so, after a bit of a wait he was able to do this one. Here are the pics:
By this time it was getting late so we opted to skip World Market on this trip and headed for home instead. As we got close to home, David called “our” restaurant to see if they were still going to be open. Closing time for the lounge depends on whether there are still enough patrons left to make it worthwhile. There were still a number of people there so went. Our plan was to get some bruschetta (they make an amazing version of this) and a drink as we weren’t really hungry after our late lunch but wanted a little something. When we got there, two from the young adults group we lead were there so we joined them and had a really nice time for the next almost two hours. Unfortunately they had already shut down the special pizza oven they make the bruschetta in but they brought us some homemade rolls and marinara sauce. As I said, we really weren’t hungry so that was fine. At some point, someone mentioned the time change and I’m so glad he did! I had totally forgotten about it and since it was so late we didn’t turn on our computers when we got home. We would have totally been late for church.
All in all, we had a very nice little get-away and enjoyed our time together.