After weeks of gray skies and rainy days, spring has finally made an appearance in Dallas, and it extended the perfect invitation to the crew at Banowetz to take a little field trip to White Rock Lake. Given that it was our fearless leader’s idea and there was a plentiful supply of LimeBikes available, we had no excuse not to get out and about for some fresh air. After tooling around for a bit and working up a thirst, we made our way over to East Dallas hot spot El Vecino, for drinks and appetizers — the perfect way to end the day and start the season.
It’s that time of year again, when our patron saint of fried edibles (Big Tex) is hoisted onto his soap box and beckons the citizens of the metroplex to indulge in fair-going delights. As is tradition, we made the pilgrimage (across the street) to pay our respects to the deep fryer, make donations to the carnival games, and take a seat in various high-velocity spinning chairs of adrenaline (and nausea). There was much laughter, and possibly some excellently executed dance moves. We enjoyed the bounty of fried innovation with the likes of fried Jell-O®, deep-fried pulled pork “FUNYUN®” dings, and State Fair Cookie Fries. Cookie fries! What a time to be alive! We also visited the baby animals of the petting zoo, and felt a bit sad we couldn’t cuddle each and every one. (Sans the porcupines.) Fair Day was a success, as usual. Take a look at some of our musings below, and rest assured that many Corny Dogs were harmed in the making of this adventure.
– Team Banowetz
Recently the Banowetz crew had an opportunity to put down our pencils and go on a flowerful field trip to the Dallas Arboretum. It was a beautiful day complete with cool breezes, cool blooms and cool folks. Check out some of the petal pictures we took and if you get a chance, visit the Arboretum before these blossoms blow away.
— Team Banowetz