A Cowboy's Life: Being a Local Tourist {Fun in Dallas}

Being a Local Tourist {Fun in Dallas}

9:32:00 AM

We live about 30 miles from Dallas but usually only venture to that side of town about once a year. Traffic is horrible and takes at least an hour each way, so it never seems worth it. But now that Carson is older and loves to go on new adventures, my mom and I decided to play tourist in Dallas over the weekend.

child on train


First stop was hopping on the commuter train to Dallas, which was a huge hit with Carson. We took it down to Reunion Tower, where they have an observation deck at the top. I have always wanted to go up in "the ball" and thought it was the coolest building as a child.

reunion tower

We were on an elevator with about 20 other people and the employee didn't have to say her speech because my little guy informed everyone all about his train ride. He is so animated and funny that the lady thanked him for being more entertaining than she would have been.

reunion tower dallas
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, so we were able to see for miles. It's so fun to see a city from a different perspective. After we walked around the deck about 15 times we headed to the West End for dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse. Then it was back on the train to head home.

With so many museums, parks and festivals I think we will be exploring the other side of the metroplex more.

Do you ever play tourist in your own city?

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10 comments

  1. Actually, my family and I will be playing tourist in our city here in Toronto this weekend. I'm so looking forward to it!

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  2. I play tourist in my own town all the time! I have always wanted to go to Dallas though! That one picture you shared of the whole city (just about! What a clear view!) looks like the view on the theme song of the Dallas TV show. Looks like a fun trip!

    Great post!

    Courtney from Barefoot in Blue Jeans
    barefootinbluejeansblog.com

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  3. I live in my town's center so the events are really here. Not as pretty as your city tho. Yours is just so awesome =) #ww

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  4. It is something I have found myself doing more in the UK since I married an American as he is kind of the tourist in our world now

    mollyxxx

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  5. That sounds like fun, exploring your own area. Sometimes we forget to enjoy it or sometimes we never take the time to look around because it isn't a new place, it is home. I love looking around and finding new places right near my back door.

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  6. What a cool idea! Looks like you had a great time! :)

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  7. Spaghetti Warehouse! Yum! I miss having one of those near us.

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