Noli and Papa, ready to go!!
Noli had a blast! We made it a train day -- took the light rail transit into Dallas and then transferred to a bus to ride to the mall. She had never riden either and I think the train was her most favorite thing of the day! Expecially when it went through a tunnel. Oooo, eerie!!
Arriving in Dallas
Care for a hamburger?
Cute town scene - most of the buildings in the exhibit are from Snow Village from Department 56. It was fun recognizing them from our displays at the Hallmark/gift shop where I used to work!
Downtown Ball!! It's really the Hyatt Regency but when my son was little he called it the downtown ball and it stuck!
Here's the real one which we saw when we got off the train in Dallas. The ball part is the restaurant and it rotates and is lit up at night. Really cool looking and a magnificent view! Noli said she already knew all about it because her Daddy had shown it to her as they drove by!
Big Tex at the Texas State Fair
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And the best -- Thomas!
And Noli says phooey on leaving!
We had a really good time -- it's always fun to do something special with Miss Noli!
And the totally best part? We didn't have to drive! We didn't have to find a place to park! Yahoo!!