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Sunnyfest 2008, Sunnyvale

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In 2009 the Sunnyfest will officially start on the evening of July 2nd, at 6pm. ¬†Rain date is 10 July. Sunnyvale is a quiet town located southeast of Garland, maybe two miles beyond the point where Broadway crosses the east-west stretch of IH 30 and turns back into Belt Line Road* for a while. It’s […]

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Tags: Events · Farm · Live Music · Parks

Wild Wild West Fest, Keller

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I recently visited Keller, which is located in Tarrant County between Dallas and Fort Worth, for their yearly Wild Wild West Fest. Why? Because some kind reader used that Skribit app over there on the right to ask me to! Can’t turn down a kind request like that. Well, I didn’t know quite what to […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Events · Festivals · Food · Parks · Shopping

EDS Plano Balloon Festival, Part II

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my last entry, I regaled you all with tales of the delicious Plano Balloon Festival, the 29th iteration of which I attended on Sunday, September 21.¬† In addition to all the typical festival stuff — you know, free swag, expensive food and drink, pushy newspaper venders, and purveyors or every type of chintz you […]

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Addison Oktoberfest

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

On September 19, I attended an unusual event: the Addison Oktoberfest, a classic beer festival that’s supposed to be the biggest outside of Munich. While I didn’t think it was all that huge, it was big enough, and we had a good time. Aside from a couple of tastings, though, we didn’t have any beer; […]

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Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

While tooling around looking for the neighborhood of Lower Greenville recently, I somehow ended up at White Rock Lake and came across the Bath House Cultural Center. Now, anyone who knows Dallas would probably wonder how the hell I managed to end up there when I was supposedly heading for a whole other part of […]

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Tags: Architecture · Area Lakes · Art · Attractions · Culture · Parks · Theaters

Symphonic Saturdays and Addison Circle Park, Addison

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s August in DFW, and you know what that means? Yep, dozens of days in a row with triple-digit temperatures, and not a hell of a lot going on around the metroplex — because hey, it’s too bloody hot. Thank goodness that there’s an oasis in the cultural drought we’ve got around here, and it’s […]

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The Trinity Greenbelt, Dallas

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Even in the midst of a big city, you can find wonderful places that remind you that concrete, glass, and steel aren’t all there is to the human condition. In my own experience, possibly the best example is Central Park in New York, which is a surprisingly organic place to find in the heart of […]

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Tags: Natural Features · Parks

July Jazz, Addison

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Addison is a relatively small town imbedded deep within Dallas County. It’s all city, more or less; the only way you can tell when you’ve crossed over from Dallas or Richardson or wherever is when you see the street signs, which are all labeled Addison! in flowing script. I used to work there once upon […]

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Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose: Part II

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

In Part I of this exciting episode, I introduced you to my favorite state park: Dinosaur Valley, which is located just outside the town of Glen Rose, fifty miles southwest of the DFW metroplex. Not only can you camp, hike, and ride horses here, you can also enjoy the current wildlife, and look for traces […]

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Tags: Attractions · Natural Features · Parks

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose: Part I

July 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Happy anniversary, Constant Reader! I started writing this blog on June 29, 2007, and this is my 101st post. That’s a lot of writing, when you come to think about it, especially almost all my posts have exceed 500 words — often by a good bit. So let’s see; assuming I’ve written something like 800 […]

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Tags: Attractions · Parks