Around Town, Family

Dallas Heartwalk 2016

We participated in the Dallas Heartwalk this past September.  My dad and Mr. Amusing’s dad both have had heart problems in the past so donating to research into heart health is something we both support.  Mr. Amusing bought a bunch of orange sweatbands to distribute to his co-workers…but we arrived late and the walk had already started so now we have a bunch of orange sweatbands in the house.

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This walk is sponsored by a lot of big companies and it shuts down a lot of roads in downtown Dallas.  I would’ve run the 5k but there are so many people that it’s better to walk and talk and catch Pokemon 🙂heartwalk18 heartwalk19

The walk starts really early in the morning to lessen the effects of traffic, so we were done by about 8:30AM.  We didn’t want to just go home after driving all the way to downtown.  So we went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

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I haven’t gone to the farmer’s market since I was a child and a lot has changed.  There is a physical building with lots of shops and eateries inside, which is fantastic for hot Texas summers.  But there is also enough area surrounding the building for vendors to set up their temporary tents and sell their items this way as well.

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We got some juice, popcorn, tamales, hot dogs, pudding, so basically a little of everything 🙂  The kids had fun, Mr. Amusing had fun and we supported local businesses!

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After this we headed home rested up a bit and went back out to Las Colinas area because I wanted to catch Magikarp around the canals.

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This is one of the buildings on the canal and I thought it was funny they had those British phone booths in there!
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Funny faces are a must!
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Have you heard of the Prisma app?  It’s so cool, it takes your photo and makes it look like a painting.  I don’t remember which “filter” I used.  Here’s the original photo of the photo above:

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All that was on Saturday!  Full day for the Amusing family.

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