Date nights and Train Travels!

by John McNichol on November 12, 2016

11/11/16

Hey, all!
I’ll post political stuff about the new president later. :)

Tonight:
I’ve been trying to find new stuff for us to do here, and fortunately Dallas doesn’t disappoint! A wrong turn on the way home got me at a local DART (the train into town) station, and that set me thinking…
A little tapping on the keyboard, and I had out family outing for Saturday night: A train ride into the city, followed by a mile walk through town, and ending at Uncle Uber’s Sammich shop. Well…
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Susie had other friends to see, and Dano had political vids to watch on his laptop and phone. What-evs! ;) The train ride was nice, and the walk there was long, but the food at Uncle Ubers was worth it all! :D A nice fellow named Tony convinced me to try the Cuban Sandwich instead of my usual Burger and fries, and I was glad I heeded his advice. He even gently taught me the right way to pronounce “Dos Equuis”, my new favorite brand of beer. :)

That was 2 weeks back . Tonight! Tonight we saw my favorite band: THE RED ELVISES! Yes, I first saw them in one of my favorite quirky films of all time , SIX_STRING-SAMURAI, and I’d seen them in Portland a number of times. Now,they came to Dallas! Jeanna agreed to come with me, & we got a Texas BBQ dinner from Dickies as part of our ticket price!
BEST: I got to sit & eat beside Igor, the band leader of the Red Elvises! Whoo hoo!

Before the show- check out the big honking base!

Before the show- check out the big honking base!

 

Opening- man, she rocks that Mad Hatter thing, don't she! Whoo hoo! I told Igor we still love Six String Samurai, and he started with a few songs from it. Thank you!

Opening- man, she rocks that Mad Hatter thing, don’t she! Whoo hoo! I told Igor we still love Six String Samurai, and he started with a few songs from it. Thank you!

 

Oh, yeah! Jeanna was rocking out when they started playing "Rock This Joint!" :D

Oh, yeah! Jeanna was rocking out when they started playing “Rock This Joint!” :D

 

…but the best part wasn’t event music, it was seeing JEanna dance again. She rocked! And even though she had to go home a bit after nine when the band took their first break, we still had a blast.

School is still going great! Even though there’s been bumps in the road, the job is great. I’m having the best 1st year I’ve had at any teaching experience, bar none. I loved & always will love St. John’s, but this is going really,really well! Susie is doing cheer AND soccer! Chris starts B-Ball in December, I get to emcee the talent show in a week, and we’ll (Hopefully!) have a little party among our FUS alumni whom we owe so much to. Great, eh?

Jeanna called some folks we’ve met to get together for lunch. I’m so very, VERY happy! Thank you, folks!

God, thank you for my wife and kids. Keep helping them to adjust and make good choices, and to seek you when they make bad choices.
Amen

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