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? We will be buying the Jayco Precept 36T We do plan on buying the Precept, we are just getting all of our ducks in a row. My mother’s health is rapidly declining, and unless we place her in a nursing facility, we need to stay somewhat close. We will be staying in Texas, or short road trips and camping trips until a decision is made about her health and needs. This also means that we may be able to save up money to remodel the RV if we do not purchase new. We have added our search to the IFTTT app that will email us whenever a Jayco Precept 36T shows up on the market. Right now there are two on craigslist. Why do We love the Precept? Let’s take a look at the floor plan and a few pictures and video.   It is a Class A motorhome, and it is gas, hopefully, in the future, we will be able to afford a diesel, but the gas is within our price range. The 36T model has a bunkhouse and optional bunk lift. This gives us the option the have three sleeping areas for the children. It also has two full baths. With a tween and two smaller children between James and I, we will need the two full bathrooms. The bunks also have separate TV’s for each bunk. What do we not love about the Precept? I, personally HATE the colors that they offer. The ones that we normally find are not the black and blue version. So if in the long run, we would want a new paint job done on it, and we would love for our brand colors of the blues, purples, and whites. Then we come to the two interior colors they offer. the darker shades above are ok. I would like to find an older one that we would fill more comfortable remodeling. We would also have to work on the master door, and making the bunks a little more friendly to our tween and the little one. The interior I would like to be brighter, I love white with accent colors, again our brand colors. For the overhead bunk life, we would need to see how we could reupholster that into the new colors and make it where it can be more private depending on which child wants the life bed. The bedroom for James and I, well again I want to remodel it. I love Beauty and The Beast, and James loves Star Wars. Now I am just trying to figure out how to tie them together for a bedroom look. Chewie and Bell? 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. Once you are confirmed, you are eligible to win the monthly giveaway!

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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, A  72,000 acres of off-road experience that you can not miss if you are traveling up into East Tennessee. Uncle Bill’s friends were thrilled when I told them I wanted to go up and take pictures up in the mountains and see The Great Smoky Mountains. It really was smoky in the morning and getting in the ATV’s and riding up into the mountains was a fun and a thrill even though I have been with them before a few years ago. It is always a thrill simply because my uncle is 80 years old and his friends are in their 60’s and 70’s now. I trust these men with my life as we climb up the mountains and ride down paths that have huge cliffs and overlooks. After getting up into the mountain, it was already smoggy but it was still morning. On a clear day, you can see for miles. This was just the first little stop that the men wanted to show me. They kept telling me that the sites would be beautiful when we get to their favorite spot, but it would take a couple of hours to get up there. Let’s just say, the spot we find later in the day did not fail me and I will show you soon if you keep reading.  About halfway through our day, we stopped to have lunch and look around. I captured a quick snap of the men walking away from me back up to their ATV’s. Uncle Bill always has us pack plenty of water and lots of healthy snacks. We get dirty and hot on these trips. If I would make a suggestion about what to bring with you, WATER and Gatorade if you are making this an all-day trip. The men’s atv’s had space in the back for a cooler, so pack a few healthy snacks and something cool to eat. We had ham sandwiches with us but he also packed some tomatoes and lettuce for a different snack. We really didn’t plan on staying as long as we did this trip, so I am glad we were ready and brought enough for the day. Check out a few of the photos I took while out investigating. Now onto the site that I am in love with and I have even told James when we started dating that I AM getting married at this spot. Plain and simple. He still knows that when we get to that point that this is where we will get married. Well I hope, I have never asked Windpark if it is even possible. Opps. Maybe if Windrock sees this they will let us all know if those wanting to get married on a mountaintop can here??? I am not sure what this area was called now but this… this is it for me. It was the pinnacle of our trip and what I wanted to see more than anything. The rock formation is like a set of seats that have been carved out over time and while we were up there for a while, we were never disturbed or had other park guests near us. My Uncle and his friend John stood out near the end and enjoyed the view. This. This is where I will get married one day. The last part of our trip was a visit to a little church and then two more spots. Then disaster hit. We ended up with a flat tired on Uncle bills ATV just as we were heading down and back to the truck.  I will say that the other guest at the park that stopped to make sure we were ok were wonderful and we let them know that we were waiting for the truck to come and get us since we were not far from where we unloaded. What to Visit Windrock Park? Every visitor to the park must have a permit. If you visit their site HERE  you will find current pricing but when this article was written below is the current pricing. Permit Costs PERMIT TYPE ADULTS 12 AND UNDER One Day $20.05 $10.02 Two Day $36.45 $18.22 Three Day $50.11 $24.60 Four Day $60.14 $30.07 Annual $91.12 $45.56 *Excludes Sales Tax Don’t have an ATV? Find out about the rentals for theirs HERE. If you want to know more about their campground, visit the campground page.  They offer cabins, RV sites, and primitive sites. Hopefully, my uncle will be up for it the next time we visit East Tennessee so we can go back, otherwise, I am hanging out with his friends for the day.

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Camping Gear Awesomeness

Who doesn’t look at some awesome camping gear on Amazon. Check out our newest list of Camping Gear Awesomeness! I saw the BioLite camp-stove on my facebook timeline the other day and had to add it on to our want list. Check out the information about it on their YouTube Video below. I included a few of the accessories in the list above that we would love to try out. If your anything like Megan, you freeze to death even on a cool day. With these Venture Heated Clothing maybe Megan won’t make James burn up all the time. Water is everything. It is one of the most important thing in our lives. LifeStraw may be a lifesaver for millions. One thing that would make camping a little easier if your at a campsite that does not have power and you need it, is solar power. No, its not a need for a few days of camping, but with the Goal Zero, you have the power to recharge our connected life, and even have a few other amenities that you normally would not have with regular camping.

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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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Hi! Im Megan! I am a photographer and writer behind Odysseys With Love. I am a Mother and Wife and enjoy sharing our everyday life journey. From our The Mesquite Texas Guide and Wandering In DFW to helping other bloggers work from home, I love what I do. 

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