My best friend Brittany came into town on Thursday and we try to find a lot of fun stuff to do while she is in town or vise versa. This weekend I decided that it would be fun to try fencing. You know with Swords, not boards. We drove out to Dallas because it was the only real place around here to do it.
As we all know, I have a strong dislike for Dallas, and avoid it if I can, but if you must go over there, the best thing to do is knock out as many things as you can.
First thing we did was drive over the 93 million, (yep, 93 Million) dollar Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. While it looks nice, I'd take Fort Worth's 25 million dollar 7th street bridge over it. (others would too) Plus it is much safer in ice storms. (See: Here)
We then went to the top of the Reunion Tower. While a great view, and something to do once in your life, it does cost $16 and I would say that is not worth it. (Link)
We walked around Dealey Plaza and the surrounding areas and checked out maybe the worst and just ugliest memorial on earth, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial. It looks, cold, empty, and like big knock off brand legos.
We had always wanted to check out Big Al's Mckinney Avenue Tavern. We went there, grabbed a snack and then we got to meet Big Al himself. He was really nice and we enjoy his little bar. Pretty cool!
We then headed over to our fencing class at the Husar Fencing School. Our instructor was Uwe Duenhoelter and he was amazing! He taught us the basic rules and then we got to fence each other. It was a really fun and exhausting time. I learned so much! Also, I have a true appreciation of the art of Fencing. Check them out here.
We then headed to the greatest Pizza restaurant in all the land, Cane Rosso. Two words. Bacon marmalade. Check out them on DDD here. The best news is that they are headed to Fort Worth and will be open on Magnolia sometime this month. I can't wait.
Author : Coach Ketcham
Teacher, Lover of U.S. History. None of my thoughts are deep, and spelling and grammar are rarely double checked.