Last weekend was one of the best weekends of the year–OU/Texas in Dallas! I made plans with two of my best gals, Annie and Jess. We called this the “reunion tour” because we’ve all come back from our separate lives to enjoy a weekend gallivanting around Dallas. And gallivant we did.
Our first day in town was Friday and it was really our only day to go to the mall or out to dinner. I had a few returns to make, so we went to Northpark to shop and see who we could see. It’s always crazy during this weekend, which makes it really fun. Afterwards, we went to dinner in Highland Park at Mi Cocina. It was so fun to catch up and at one point, I literally cried in my fajitas because I missed them so much. Later on that evening we met up with Jess’s boyfriend and his friends to hit the town. We stayed in the same hotel downtown, so that was really convenient for planning purposes. We went to Stirr in Deep Ellum and Fat Rabbit in Uptown. My favorite was Stirr because the music was really good and they had this beautiful view of Dallas out on their patio. The drink of the night was called A Girl in Dallas–so cute. It was fruity and sweet and perfect for a girls’ weekend in Dallas! Friday night Katie came and met up with all of us, so that was just an added bonus. I even ran into several friends and readers who told me they loved this new phase of my blog. So that was nice–THANK YOU! Friday was so fun and what OU/Texas is all about. We even got to bed at a decent hour so we weren’t too tired for game day.
Saturday was hot. I was in an OU jersey, shorts and my beloved Stan Smiths and I was still SO HOT. I think I heard that the weather on game day was hotter than any other OU/Texas since the 1970s. Jess, Annie and I went to a tailgate with Jess’s boyfriend and his family. We ate the most delicious game day food so I wasn’t even hungry at the fair. It was so hot walking around, I don’t think I could have made myself eat even if I was hungry. We got to the fair at kick off and left about 15 minutes later. We beat the traffic in and out so traveling wasn’t so bad. Later that night, we went and got pasta for dinner because we were on vacation and then relaxed the rest of the evening before hitting the town, round two. We all showered and after drying my hair, I fell asleep. They woke me up with 20 minutes to get ready before meeting the guys, which is because I said I only needed 15 minutes before I fell asleep. I was soooo close to going back to bed, but I was determined to have a good time and not be an old lady when my two best friends are breathing the same air as me for a short amount of time. Because I love them so much, I went. This time we went to a pub and then a place called Level with the group sans Katie (sad). It started out really slow, probably because everyone in the city was hot and tired from the game, but it picked up. Once it got crowded, it was time to go home so we could get plenty of sleep for our drive home in the morning.
OU/Texas is always hard because you have high expectations, but nothing EVER goes according to plan. For some reason, everything went according to plan this year. We laughed, cried, Ubered, made French jokes all weekend and got some good TLC with friends. It was perfection.
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.