In July I drove out to Dallas for a week to help Jess pack up and move. It wasn’t all work though – I got to go sailing two days with the Dallas Laser Fleet and raced a night in their summer series.
It was tight fit getting everything into the van and ended up spilling a few things over into a Uhaul trailer.
We visited with Jess’ Dallas friends and said some farewells.
And two days of driving later we were back in Richmond.
I made another trip to Dallas in May to visit Jess that started out with a few delays getting there. The plane I was scheduled to get on at LaGuardia had gotten hit by another plane on the way to the gate. It was fun watching the commentary on twitter and contributing to it. Fortunately, the damage was minor with no injuries and just an inconvenience for all of the passengers affected.
The first night in Dallas Jess and I joined Tim on his Flying Scot and we sailed down the lake near the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden where they were having their Thursday night concert series. We listened to a Michael Jackson tribute band while we relaxed on the water having drinks and eating dinner while we were surrounded by Stand Up Paddle boarders. I had never been to a raft up where the Flying Scot was the ‘big boat’
On Friday Jess and I went to Fort Worth and had the most Texas date ever – steak dinner followed by a rodeo followed by a honky tonk.
On Saturday I got to sail a snipe for the first time on a very light-air day at Corinthian Sailing Club. Lauren let me sail her boat while Andrew and Jess practiced their light-air boat-handling for Nationals later this summer.
Sunday we relaxed and I made the trip back to Richmond.
This February I had another chance to visit Jess in Dallas and we got to see and experience more of the city. This trip included visiting AT&T Stadium, Dallas Musuem of Art, seeing An American in Paris and going 2-stepping at a Cowboy bar.
For Halloween I flew to Dallas for a week of visiting Jess. To make a long story short – we made a deal back in June for something that resulted in me getting to pick out her Halloween costume and of course I picked a Pirate costume and she rocked it! We had fun time out on the town on a Monday night in Dallas with Connie and Andrew.
Was back in Dallas for another weekend. Highlights include the Bush Library, Perot Science Museum, Dallas Arboretum & Bishop Arts area.
This weekend I got to visit Dallas and see some of the sights including the Dealey Plaza where JFK was shot, the Dallas History Museum, Katy Trail and Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts areas.