Journey Jotters

Bitten by the travel bug

The JJ family re-visited the Dallas Zoo over the fourth of July weekend as part of the “Show-off Dallas” to our visiting family plan. The last time we visited was in 2015, and since then, much has changed with the Zoo. We considered the Fort Worth Zoo, but the Zoo has moved some animals to …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here.

In my earlier post, I detailed our weekend experience in a Getaway cabin. I wished to share my final thoughts in a separate post. The essence of a Getaway cabin is to connect with nature and detach from technology, allowing for relaxation. Social distancing in nature and a chance to reconnect with each other without …

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Yesterday, I posted about the essence of Getaway cabins. For Thanksgiving last year, I booked a Getaway cabin in the Dallas Outpost at LaRue, Texas. This area forms a part of the Piney Woods, known for its thick pine forests. LaRue is about two and a half hours from our home in North Texas.

This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. In the southwest corner of Dallas County, across from Cedar Hill State Park, lie 600 acres …

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Sunflowers are fascinating! They remind me of the beauty of summer, the joy of living, and naturally pleasing color palettes, yellow petals, green leaves and brown centers under a blue sky!! For years now, I have watched them grow wild, along edges of new shopping complexes, sports fields, and acre lots waiting to be sold. …

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Several years ago, I read about the installation of a sculpture, Walking to the Sky by Jonathan Borofsky, at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Since then I have wanted to visit the Nasher to see this piece but never got around to doing so. Finally today, Mr. JJ and I got a chance to visit the Dallas …

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