Monday, January 29, 2007

Dinner and a Show

Ben and I hung out with Holly and her boyfriend Mark this Saturday and we all had so much fun. The four of us went to the Dallas World Aquarium ( which was absolutely spectacular. Only Holly had been before and I wasn't sure what to expect. I guess I figured it would simply be a bunch of rooms with fish tanks but I was so surprised to see that it was more like an indoor zoo than an aquarium. I really enjoyed getting to see a sloth up close and in person and I also LOVED the otters! They were just so adorable. Even though we were all bedecked in our heavy coats when we arrived, we definitely didn't need them once we got inside the humid environment that fosters the wildlife and tropical plants. If you are looking for something fun and different to do in Dallas, I would highly recommend this to anyone.

After we left the Aquarium, the four of us headed to Buca di Beppo. I had never been before and couldn't wait to try it. Since the Italian food is served "family style", Ben and I decided to wait until we had some other friends to go with. The four of us shared two great dishes and I was very contented.

We also made a quick stop by the nearyby North Park Mall; which I had never been to before either. It was so open and much less crammed and crowed than most malls. We sat at Starbucks for a few minutes to talk before heading back home and I warmed myself up with a nice hot cup of Chai Tea (yum!).

I can now cross three more things off my list of Dallas attractions. It was such a fun and different night! I can't wait to revisit all these places again soon.