19 September 2010

I love a good road trip.

So some of my friends have once again not so subtly reminded me that it's been a long time since I posted anything. I kind of get in a funk sometimes. I haven't even been reading blogs lately. No reason. But I started back up in the last couple of days.

Here are some updates about the doin's at our house:
  • I FINALLY got my hutch open. My mom gave me a brilliant idea. She suggested that I saw through the paint that had sealed the door shut. At first I thought it would cause too much damage, but then I came across my pumpkin carving tools, which includes a very very small saw. It fit in the space at the top & bottom of the door, so I just sawed down through the paint & it opened LIKE MAGIC. Thanks Mom. So I should be posting next week about the hutch and it will be filled with DISHES!
  • We're getting an estimate on our roof soon. When the roof is done, then I can paint the outside of the house and it will no longer look like it's abandoned. I'd like to do a little more planting, too, and rip out those giant shrubs in the front.
  • I'm having a garage sale, so I'm in organizing mode. I'm tired of moving junk. And living in a small place, we really don't have a lot of room for stuff we don't use.
But on to the subject of the post! We went to Dallas/Ft. Worth over Labor Day weekend to visit friends & pick up some of our stuff that we had left in Spain. We went to some great restaurants & saw some fun stuff on the drive. Here's a gallery of our weekend:

 Our dear friends Christopher & Ragna

We had a great time in Dallas with our friend Jessica. She took us to this great restaurant called Park. I loved that turquoise fireplace with the stacked firewood and horizontal wood planks. This was outdoor seating.

This restaurant had a California beachy 60s flea market feel to it.
This was inside.
This was some of the yummiest pizza we've ever had: dried apricots, proscuitto, boursin cheese and basil.

 The counter at Pinkberry (super tasty yogurt place), view from our table outside.

More spying on Pinkberry patrons. This was Vino's yogurt: mango flavored with berries and fruity pebbles.

So a big part of the whole road trip experience is stopping at funky places along the way. I'm glad Vino wants to do things like that.
 Saw this place in Oklahoma. We thought it was an icecream parlor. We thought wrong.

Seriously. I think Vino wanted to take this one home.

Why would anyone think this place had ice cream? 

I peeked in the window of that pink camper. It has cheetah print carpet!
I asked that green guy permission first. He didn't care.
Of course there were singing metal frogs with GIT-tars.
I'll take one of each, please.
More than anything else at this store I wanted that soda bar arrow sign like nobody's business. Who cares that I have absolutely nowhere to put it right now. Lucky for me, it wasn't for sale. I really don't need a giant red arrow in my tiny house. But if I lived in a cool urban loft...
Pretty jar of ribbon on spools.
I was laughing at a shelf that had a giant head of the Burger King and one of Ronald McDonald on top.
It looks like I'm wearing a green chandelier hat.
Pink bike fencing.
Creepy doll-head fencing.
Last stop on the way home. Breakfast at this "famous" cafe in Oklahoma.
They were really nice to us, even though I was wearing my Husker shirt. 
It was the only clean thing I had left in my suitcase. :)

 This week I vow to return to the land-o-blog. I've missed it!


Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Probably a turquoise fireplace would look ridiculous in my suburban, Nebraskan family room but I'm sorely tempted to try it.

Looks like a fun trip.

Cafe with Kim said...

i'm with the turquoise idea... though my hubby would stab me in my sleep if i did it, not really, but he wouldn't appreciate it... He is going to have to fall in love with turquoise someday cuz I am already head over heels.