Deep in the Heart of Texas

I’d never been to Dallas (the city), but I have great memories of Dallas (the TV show) as a teenager. JR Ewing, his family and their crazy exploits were a weekly part of my teenage years.

Who Shot JR?
Who Shot JR?

I flew in for a family function and had a little time to do some sightseeing, so I drove over to Trip Advisor’s #1 attraction in Dallas, the Dallas Arboretum. I wandered around for a couple of hours, enjoying the many varieties of heat and humidity loving plants.

My favorite flowering tree, the beautiful magnolia
My favorite flowering tree, the majestic magnolia

image image Seeking relief from the 100 degree weather, I decided to tour the estate home of oil tycoon, Everette DeGolyer.

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The DeGoyler’s donated estate makes up most of the acreage of the Arboretum
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View of White Rock Lake
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walled garden behind the DeGoyler home

I loved seeing so many girls being photographed in their quinceañera dresses.

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Peacock with fanned flowerbed tail

After the Arboretum, I managed a little time to visit a darling, fun LYS in North Dallas, Yarn and Stitches. A cute group of women were chatting and knitting away and they were all ready to help me when I walked in (although I’m pretty sure they didn’t all work there). image I went straight for the Juniper Moon Yarn and picked Herriot, 100% Baby Alpaca, which is a light worsted weight. image The owner, Hope Logan helped me find a darling pattern for some fingerless gloves. Unfortunately, this pattern was sold through Etsy and (no surprise here) I couldn’t figure out how to download it once I got to my hotel room. I did, however, find another equally cute pattern on Ravelry using the same worsted weight yarn. imageI love it!

I don’t know if I’ll be back in Dallas again, but if I am I hope I have a little more time to sit and knit with these fun ladies. Yarn and Stitches was everything I love in a yarn shop. Happy people chatting and knitting and LOTS of beautiful yarn. image I’m sure there would have been a lot less drama at the Ewing Ranch if they had raised sheep instead of longhorns. Just imagine those Ewing women sitting around the Big House spinning and knitting and see if it doesn’t make you smile.

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4 thoughts on “Deep in the Heart of Texas”

  1. I am so sorry we missed you, next time, please call if you have a few spare minutes 🙂 We aren’t far. Ron

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