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Dating In Dallas | Sweet Tooth

Welcome back to the Dating in Dallas Series. Here you will find all of the ideas for Sweet Tooth. Â We will be updating this article regularly. We will have this page update shortly with all the ideas and locations.

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Dating In DFW & 59 Awesome Date Night Ideas

One of the things that James and I try to do is have at least a couple of nights a month. As we were looking for date night ideas that range in price, I thought that this might be a great series for us over the next couple of months. That is when the ideas for Dating in DFW series came to mind. The first post, our introduction to Dating in DFW is a list of date night ideas. I am passionate about still having date nights even after James and I moved in together. We have to have time away from the children and also from my mother. Want to sponsor a Date Night Idea? Use the Work With Us contact form.

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2018 Jayco Precept 36T

Last month we visited the Southwest RV Supershow and saw three RV that we loved in different price ranges. The more we think about it the more we have fallen in love with the Jayco Precept 36T. So what is holding us back from purchasing our first RV?

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5 Awesome Tips for Six Flags Over Texas

Have you ever been to Six Flags and no one was there? Today, we are listing 5 awesome tips for Six Flags Over Texas. We ended up at Six Flags this weekend again, and we had a lot of fun. Why? No one was there.

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Our Top 5 Travel Movies & A Gadget

We love movies and watching TV. Right now we have cable, Amazon firesticks and a firebox,  Skyler has a PlayStation 4, and James has a XBOX One. We always have something playing in one of the rooms. We also have a Western Digital Cloud that has over 200 movies that we currently don’t watch because, well who needs it when we are this connected right now.  I have been adding travel movies that inspire wanderlust and we have found our top 5 travel movies to add to our cloud for now and onto our watch list. Top 5 Travel Movies Into The Wild “This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure.” Into The Wild is also based on the book by the same title.  The story follows Christopher across America until he settles in Alaska. What would possess a person to cut ties with society and choose a life of solitude?  IMDb rates the movie an 8.1/10   The Bucket List “Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.” The Bucket List has two of my favorite actors, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Life is short and we don’t always have the time to do the things that we want to do unless we make the time to do them.    Legend of Tarzan  “Following his parents’ death in Africa, John Clayton has been raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents’ home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington’s help, he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it.” Legend of Tarzan is here because I just love Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd and the imagery is beautiful in this movie.    Raiders of the Lost Ark “The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.” Really, I think any Indiana Jones movie is great for wanderlust, but Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of our favorite movies.   Under the Tuscan Sun “Frances Mayes is a San Francisco-based literature professor, literary reviewer and author, who is struggling in writing her latest book. Her outwardly perfect and stable life takes an unexpected turn when her husband files for divorce. He wants to marry the woman with whom he is having an affair. Frances supported her husband financially as he was writing his own book, and he sues her for alimony despite her financial difficulties. And he wants to keep the house. Frances eventually accepts her best friend Patti’s offer of a vacation, a gay tour of Tuscany which Patti and her lesbian partner Grace originally purchased for themselves before Patti found out that she is pregnant. The gift is a means to escape dealing with the divorce, from which Patti feels Frances may never recover emotionally without some intervention. Feeling that Patti’s assessment may be correct in that she has too much emotional baggage ever to return to San Francisco, Frances, while in Tuscany, impulsively ditches …”   And a Gadget? One thing we have noticed is, how are we going to carry all of our movies and DVD’s? Megan’s collection is on her hard drive but requires an internet connection. James has 100’s of DVD’s but in a bulky binder. How do we solve this down the road when we are traveling? Kodi and Raspberry Pi to the rescue! I have been wanting a Raspberry Pie for a while now, and you can install Kodi right onto it and create a media center. The pi’s can also have retropie installed to run older video games, and I have also seen the older Super Nintendo and PlayStation games. We will be hooking the pi up to an external hard drive to house all of our movies and pictures on them, but not a cloud-based one. It will need to be one that doesn’t need internet to run it. It also will need its own power supply. Pin Me Are You Following Us On Social Media? Facebook Instagram Pinterest Youtube Twitter Google-plus Linkedin Want to download one of my free resources? Join The Tribe and receive the Password once your email and opt-in are confirmed!  Join The Tribe! This form collects information we will use to send you weekly updates, special offers, exclusive newsletter-only content, first look at what is new in the resource library, Monthly Giveaways and so much more! Read Our Privacy Policy I Want In Now! Your In! You have successfully joined our subscriber list. Head over to our Resource Library while you wait for your first email! Make sure to check your spam folder! The confirmation email may have been delivered there. 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Upgrading Our Six Flags Over Texas Passes

Over the weekend we headed out to Six Flags Over Texas. When checking our passes Saturday morning, I noticed that the month of September we had the option of bringing a friend for free, on both Skyler’s and my passes. This meant that we could bring James and Rhyan without it costing us anything more. Â We had one Deluxe Dining Pass and a sports bottle so we would only need a little extra for food for all of us. This was a test run to see if Rhyan could ride anything and if we could all enjoy the day. We have been discussing purchasing a membership for James, but that would mean we would have to get a sitter for Rhyan all the time if she didn’t get one. We needed to make up our minds about upgrading our Six Flags Over Texas Passes from two to the family four pack special.

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Who Likes Phat Wings? We Love Phat Wings!

Last year, the art institute had an assignment where we had to go out and photograph a local business and their products. I knew that I wanted to go out to the local wings place that is a hidden gem right outside of Dallas but has the best hot wings in all of DFW. Seriously you will not find a better wing than that at Phat Wings.

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Throwback Thursday | Windrock Park

Last year, my Uncle Bill and I went up on the mountain when we were vacationing in Tennessee. One of Uncle Bill’s favorite places to go is Windrock Park, AÂ Â 72,000 acres of off-road experience that you can not miss if you are traveling up into East Tennessee.

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Southwest RV Supershow

Over the weekend, James, the kids, and I went to the Southwest RV Supershow at Dallas Market Hall as we search for the right RV for our family. We have a few things that are a must on any RV that we end up choosing. One, we must have bunks. We did see three RV’s that we ended up loving and all three had the bunks that we are looking for. We loved the Tiffin Phaeton that is in the start of the video, but it will take us a while to be able to afford this coach. But this or the Foretravel coach is our ultimate goal in one day owning. We have also been considering a 5th wheel for the most part, and when we saw the Open Range with the bunkhouse and 1 1/2 bath, we loved it also, and this floor plan is perfect for us with pushing the kids to the other side of the RV and enough room in there for all three kids. Then we have the Jayco Precept Gas class A at the end. This is a coach with sleeping for everyone and not having to turn the couch out for when we have Jacob with us. He could sleep in either the bunk, or in the over the driver bunk. Class A Diesel vs Gas vs 5th wheel In the long run, we would prefer to own a Diesel Class A RV over the gas. But, that will be once we go full time. So which one should we purchase in the long run? We are still doing a lot of research but I believe that we have decided on the Class A’s simply for the towing capabilities. James had the awesome idea of having Escape Pod written on our tow car. This way when we are driving around a city and exploring new places and sites, we are not using as much gas. A diesel class a is in our future, but might take us a little longer to get into. I am not a fan of the Class C’s because of the windshield and want to be able to see everything on the road as we are driving. [wp_ad_camp_3] What Else did we see at the Southwest RV Supershow? We talked to Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel and entered their contest and gave our information also. The railway also offers the Polar Express train ride, and that may be something that we will be doing soon, we also know we will be visiting Arizona because of Skyler’s father so this is just one more stop for us while we are there. The next stop was the Workamper News booth where we picked up a few magazines and spoke with Steve and Kathy for an extended time frame. Inside of their magazines you can find work opportunities all over the states and some pay you plus your spot for your rig. Wind Point Park is in Lake Tawakoni just around the corner from where we are home based right now. I have a few friends that also go to Wind Point a lot on the weekends. The staff at the booth gave us some information, maps, and more, and also on one of the flyers we have a free night at one of the RV sites. I think everyone knows about Escapees in the RV community. We also stopped by their booth and grabbed a few things from them including a magazine, brochure on their mail service, and also about their RVERS’ Boot Camp from March 9-11 next year at Joe Pool Lake Campgrounds. James and I will most likely be attending this even if we don’t have our own personal RV yet, it will be a great opportunity to learn also. Hopefully we will have our RV then, but who knows yet. The last booth Megan really went to was the Norwex and learned about some awesome products we may be getting for our house now, but will be space saving for the RV also. Megan is also considering joining them as a consultant in the future.  

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