Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ira Glass

This American Life is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.  Ira Glass is the host.  His personality shows throoughout the stories he tells and I am a huge fan.  When I noticed the #thinkspeak series in Dallas this summer and saw that he was one of the shows I was intrigued.  But as summers go, I knew that I couldn't plan too long term.  The summer schedule is ever changing.  By around 1:30 though, I started to see this as a distinct possibility for the evening.

The kids were home, Amber and Dan had hit the road.  With all the kids sporting ring pops from Aunt Jamie!!!

It was super fun to have Amber and Dan and their kids visit us going to and from #philmont

Aunt Jamie ALWAYS has ring pops for the road trip home.

I called to see if there were still tickets available.  (there were) and then I started texting friends.  

Also, I took the kids to get slurpies since it is 7-11 after all.
#slurpee #selfie @7eleven We found another couple to go with us-- Ken and Camille were also available.  Then I started looking up dinner choices.

We decided to head to Klyde Warren Park and try out the gourmet food trucks that are there on Summer Saturdays.  With 4 of us, we decided to just buy one thing from each truck and split it 4 ways until we were full (or out of time).

Pretty park!
The first truck was Ruthie's rolling cafe.  We tried the brisket grilled cheese.  It was delicious.

Next up was the Crazy Fish food truck. We had the geisha rolls.  (Spicy Tuna, Smoked Salmon, Crab and Avocado topped with Tangy Ginger Sauce and Roasted Almonds)

We were quite full after these 2 and decided to move onto dessert.  The coolhaus truck caught our eye immediately.  

Heavenly ice cream. #foodtrucks @coolhaus

They were delicious!  We walked back to the winspear opera house and had the most entertaining evening.  It is described as 3 acts, 2 dancers, and 1 radio host.  It has all the stories of a "this american life" episode.  You laugh, you think, you maybe tear up a little.  And more.  Trent's favorite scene was the middle school dance.  Mine was the repitition dancing while waiting to see if they won the lottery.  Honestly -- you just had to be there.  It was awesome!

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