Dallas, TX June 11th - 15th, 2011

Dallas, Texas

June 11th - June 15th, 2011

Bob & Debe

(meetings for Bob, relaxing for Debe)

After a relaxing flight to Dallas, straight thru for once, it was off to Advantage car rental to pick up our car. Nothing fancy, just something to serve the purpose of getting us where we want to go. We headed from the massive airport of Fort Worth/Dallas to a prebooked hotel - Quality Inn in Fort Worth. This had been booked on hotels.com and we have stayed in Quality Inns before. This one had a swimming pool, breakfast included, and internet. While Bob would be at the Convention and meetings, Debe would be laying by the pool keeping in contact on the internet. But for the first time, we were totally disappointed. The pool was broke, the place was really the bad, rooms smelled mushy - just not good. We were able to contact hotels.com and cancel and get refunded which was great.
While searching for rooms via internet, we decided to grab a bite to eat. One restaurant that we miss in St. Louis area is Fuddruckers. (our youngest son's favorite restaurant) As we enjoyed the massive burgers and unlimited fries, we sent photos via cell phone to torture him. lol
With full bellies, we headed to the Westin at the airport. What a difference between the two hotels. We used points for the room but upgraded to a suite which was really sweet. This gave us free internet and a fabulous breakfast every day for just $30 more a day. And wow, what a room. Between watching the planes land just out one window (one runway was very close to the hotle) and enjoying the very nice pool, there wasn't much time left for internet.

One thing we wanted to do was go back to the Wet & Wild we had taken the six kids to back in about 1987. (before we were married or had the youngest son) At that time we felt it was huge and we all loved it. On the main street close by you could find about anything you wanted. Wet & Wild was now owned by Six Flags and was renamed Hurricane Harbour. The Six Flags was very close by and was HUGE. So many roller coasters. Also stadiums that house the Texas Rangers, football team, and/or other teams were close by. We paid the $12 parking fee and heading into the water park. At over 100 degrees, this was going to feel great.

We had been told you can get $5 off per ticket with a coke product can and/or go by McDonalds and pick up a coupon. We did the latter. Fair warning - purses and bags are searched on entrance into Hurricane Harbour. No food and drinks allowed. They want you to buy everything from them. ;) Hurricane Harbour definitely wasn't the Wet & Wild that we remembered but we weren't in our early 30's either. After about 3 hours of getting thrown around waterslides and standing in lines, we were ready to go.

We had our first dinner at Fuddruckers but we also headed to Red Lobster (Debe's favorite seafood place), to Dennys, and ordered calzones in the room.
NO, we didn't sail off into the wild blue yonder nor did we have a beautiful sunset to add to the blog. But we did enjoy the time away, just the two of us enjoying life and each other.


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