We flew to Dallas on a Wednesday afternoon and got to our hotel at around 9. Trust me when I tell you those stories about airport security lines are LONG. Flying from O’Hare was obnoxious. Ugh.
Thursday, we drove downtown to see my school – since I had done all the work online, I hadn’t ever seen it before (it was like a real life version of what faith is – I guess I believe y’all are real and I’m not just sending my money to somewhere fake!!). We picked up my graduation “regalia” and looked around the campus.
The bookstore was just what I would want my school’s bookstore to look like! #allthetheologybooks #swoon And right up front was my friend Stephanie’s new book! Fun!
No, actually I don’t remember what free time means…!!!!
Before we had left, I had made a list of touristy places I wanted to hit up. So from the school, we drove a few miles to go to the top of Reunion Tower – to overlook the entire downtown Dallas area.
Tourist part two was going out to eat for Mexican food – it was Cinco de Mayo after all! – and then to Dealey Plaza. Having just read 11/22/63 by Stephen King, it was cool to see the space where it all took place. The space itself was quite small and definitely is just right in the middle of the city! There was an X to mark the spot where Kennedy was shot and people were going out into the street to get their pictures taken – but keep in mind it was a fairly busy street! Strange in a way…
Our last stop were these sculptures of a cattle drive. A couple cowboys are driving the herd down through a small creek – again, right in the middle of Dallas office buildings. Very cool.
Back to the hotel for a swim and some time enjoying the beautiful summer weather!
Friday there was a graduation chapel with a good speaker and a time of prayer where the faculty surrounded us graduates and laid hands on us as they prayed a prayer of dedication.
My mom had one of her friends down there surprise me with a grad gift – which was fun! The shy part of myself did not want to be there since I didn’t know anyone, but the outgoing this is so fun part of myself enjoyed it and it meant a lot to be able to celebrate the work I had done over the last two years!
Our first visit to In-N-Out burger! Yum.
That afternoon we went to the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Very interesting displays – not a huge place, but well worth the visit.
We especially liked the replication of the Oval Office…
Also, this bridge. I liked it. #tourist
That evening was a bbq at my school for all the grads.
Not knowing anyone there meant we basically just went to eat and then left.
And that’s Part One of our Texas trip! Part two coming soon! Spoiler alert: I graduate!!!!