We packed up the truck and left St. Louis around 10 am. A little later than planned due to my daughters car battery being dead and needing to be replaced. Chris, my husband drove the U-Haul and my daughters and I as well as Mika my daughters Boxer started our road to trip to Dallas.
It was an easy drive but quite long. As we approached Oklahoma I was starting to get hungry so we detoured off the highway and found a little place named Buttered Buns Cafe. It was pretty tasty and a little hidden gem.
Once we were all filled up on chicken tenders and salads, we proceeded on our venture towards Dallas. Driving through Oklahoma seemed like it was never-ending. While we were on the highway, there was a sign that read ” Do not pick up hitch hikers they may be escaped criminals”. What? Did I just read that? I have literally never seen that before. It was funny and scary at the same time as I pushed a bit harder on the gas. The weather was rainy and frigid. Almost all of the bridges had a sign that stated how slippery the bridges were and to be extremely careful. They must have been because there were accidents at almost every bridge.
Dallas! Finally! We arrived at 9pm safe and sound. We were so tired of driving all we wanted to do was go to the hotel and rest. We dropped off Vanessa at her new apartment and unloaded a few boxes from the truck and called it a night.
We stayed for four nights in Dallas and enjoyed every bit of it. Our hotel , the Canopy Uptown Dallas was in the heart of Uptown. We walked everywhere. There were scooters available on the streets, a simple app download is all you need to use them. There were many shops, including Kendra Scott which we visited I think three times. Untuck It, Lucky Brand, Banana Republic and many more. We frequented the restaurants some more than once because we enjoyed them so much. Baboush, a Mediterranean restaurant was at the top of the list. They had delicious appetizers of hummus, olives, pita and lamb. They also had my husbands favorite- Hookah! Sitting out in the evening drinking, eating and having hookah, what a great time we had. We also enjoyed Public School 214, it is a cool gastropub that looks like the inside of an old school with delicious craft cocktails and great appetizers. The crispy buffalo cauliflower was our fave.
All in all we had a great time. We will go back to visit because my daughter Vanessa lives there now. We flew home to Saint Louis after our visit. It was a quick hour and a half flight.