Anyway, off tangent- we were introduced by a mutual friend and I immediately thought Lucy was nice. We talked more over the summer since we had mutual friends that year. We didn't have any classes together but we did have lunch together and that is really where we got to know each best. Our group of friends in High School were odd. By odd, I mean there were a few girls I knew closely in our group who were fun and nice but others in our group were downright mean and judgemental. Lucy and I took that time when we felt out of place or didn't care about their opinions and ran off somewhere else. We always managed to make our way to the movie theater. So, we've always kept in touch all these years which has been awesome. We've made plans to meet every year. Lucy lives in LA and last year I went to visit her as a pre-baby trip. It was a blast and I ate so much food! That's another thing that binds us as friends...good food.
Our last night together we ate out at an Italian restaurant.
I had searched for fun things to do in Dallas and since we are in the great state of Texas, I thought it made perfect sense to take her to a place where cowboy hats, boots, real bbq, and cattle were. So we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Every day they have what's called the cattle run, where a herd of cattle are brought out and walk down the main street. I'd say there were about a dozen or so. It was short and sweet but completely authentic.
On one of our last evenings out with the girls, we grabbed pizza at Cane Rosso and then hit up an ice cream truck that specializes in bubble waffle cones. It's really rich so we steered clear of that to avoid a disruption in the girls bedtime routine.
Overall, it was an awesome visit. We were all sad to see Lucy leave but we are anticipating a trip next year.