Today was a gift.
A gorgeous Spring day here in Dallas. Not a rain cloud in sight, just plenty of sunshine and cool weather. Love. So at lunch I went out walking. I work in the most beautiful neighborhood. Officially, it's called Uptown because, you know, it is up from Downtown. So clever this city planners. It used to be an actual neighborhood filled with Victorian mansions. Many of those homes still stand, but exist now as hotels, restaurants or other businesses. In recent years many 4 and 5 star hotels have popped up along with luxury high rise apartments and swanky eateries. Let's amble around Uptown, shall we? And we're off!
Here we have the Crescent Court. It's an office complex, then fancy dancy hotel then high end department store, Stanley Korshak. There's a magnificent fountain in the middle that I didn't photograph. Next time, I promise.
There are many fine restaurants that I never eat at because even the lunch menus are waaaaay outta my price range. Don't feel too sorry for me, there is also a Potbelly and LA Gourmet close by! I certainly manage.
Little boutique hotels.
And even a festive trolley that ding ding dings down the brick roads. (but watch out, it will run you over in a heartbeat!)
Some of the homes are just stunning and so close to the original state. I love to imagine the families that used to inhabit the hood.
Since I was taking pics with my phone, you really can't appreciate the detail of the leaded glass transoms. Just trust me on this one, they are there! Look closely and you'll see a figurehead watching over the front porch.
This house had gas flames illuminating the porch lights. I just love that! I've always said I'd like to have gas lights on the front porch. Bahama Mama agrees and thinks this is a GREAT idea. Mostly because her hubs works for the gas company, ha!
I've always loved this little church.
I really enjoyed my walk. It was nice to get out of the office, breathe in some "fresh" air and really take in my surroundings. I need to do this more often. Perhaps tomorrow I'll pack a portable lunch so I can head out in the other direction!
Lastly, I saw this in someone's front yard. Just cracked me up and I knew I had to run up in the yard to snag a photo for y'all! You're welcome.
Tonight was yoga. 90 minutes of heat, humidity and bendiness. I really didn't want to go. Instead, I wanted to fall asleep on the sofa, cuddling a fat, happy cat. But I dragged my silly self out of the house and was so glad that I did!
You rarely regret the workouts you do, but you often regret the ones you don't.