Howdy, Welcome to Dallas, Texas!
It’s State Fair of Texas Season
Forget pumpkin spice latte, we want Fletcher’s corny dogs. The arrival of the State Fair of Texas is the early indication of fall here, whether the weather agrees or not. If you haven’t made it there yet, please visit FunCityStuff.com and visit my Ultimate Guide to the State Fair of Texas. 🎠🚘🍗🎡🎪 Opening weekend is in the books and the fair will entertain us for three full, glorious weeks. On October 21st, Big Tex will say his final “Howdy, Folks” of the year, and the State Fair will say goodbye till next year.
Are You Going to Our Fantastic State Fair?
Whether you’re going or just want to experience it vicariously, you’ll find lots of fun facts, nostalgia, helpful tips and more in the Ultimate Guide to the State Fair of Texas: A to Z. It’s a 5-part series on FunCityStuff.com and you can read it all now.
Dallas Icons, Dallas Decades
There’s some sadness in our history, and every day, Dallas welcomes folks who want to learn more about this city where President John F Kennedy was assassinated. But our history is much more than one story. We’ve got nostalgic places from every decade, and some very special businesses from each of those eras that are still going strong. We embrace our history, but we’re not stuck in the past.
I love the iconic places and long-running businesses and attractions in Dallas. I’ll share a few with you and throw in a few fun stories like how the neon-red, mythological Pegasus became a symbol of the city of Dallas. For decades, this particular neon sign flew from one of the tallest buildings in downtown Dallas. As a kid, I’d watch for it to come into view anytime my family headed toward Dallas from my hometown of Grand Prairie. Look for more about Pegasus symbols and a few other a Dallas things I’m a little obsessed with on my Explore the Best of Dallas page.
Trying Something New
There are a couple of reasons I call myself “just me” in Big D, one of which is that I enjoy doing things on my own. Yep, it’s true. I eat alone, go to movies alone, travel alone – no shame and no loneliness. Being a party of one lets me pursue happiness and the joy of the moment at my own pace, which is very important to me.
But I’m aware that comfort zones can drastically hold people back, so I’m making a conscious effort to step out of mine. (Don’t worry – this is not a date search. Please, please, please – this is NOT a date search.) I’m looking for some fun Dallas and DFW couples to hang out with for an evening or an hour or so on a weekend.
If you are part of a couple – romantic partners, bffs, dude-bros, siblings, business owners – whatever kind of couple you are – I’d like to invite you to join me as I find the fun in Big D and around DFW. We’ll pick a place, we’ll hang out, I’ll share your story. Sound interesting? Contact me and let me know!
where to find me
In Big D
I was born in Dallas and have lived in the DFW “metroplex” most of my life. I love Dallas and its suburbs. I’ll be posting about places of interest in Dallas “proper” and the surrounding areas.
Around Denton County
Right now, I live in Denton County. On my Instagram and Facebook, you’ll see lots of places in Denton, Corinth, Flower Mound, and Lewisville. My day job is in Las Colinas, so you’ll see a some reports from Irving too. I’m sure I’ll be in Dallas again before too long, but I have to say, all the cities in DFW have their charms!