Our second day began with a "Continental Breakfast" at the hotel. We then mapped out our day and thought it good to stop by Barnes & Noble on the Northwest Highway at Central Expressway. I admitted in the previous post on our "Road Trip" to being a bibliophile. This Barnes & Noble satisfied the appetite for a good book. Very nice. Generally Barnes & Noble are spacious and this one was not exception. In fact, the two story structure may not have had any more floor space than the ones we frequent but it "felt" bigger. Everyone found something to their liking. Micah and Kristen mentioned Cormac McCarthy as a must read and so we picked up, All the Pretty Horses. Though they served Starbuck’s coffee, they were not a "Starbuck’s." At any rate the refreshments were to our liking.
Our real goal of the day was to take in a Van Gogh exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. We did not really think there would be much of a crowd on a Thursday after Christmas. We were wrong. The place was buzzing. I took some notes and plan a separate post on some of the things I learned during the tour while listening to the accompanying audio. Patty and I found this to be a huge highlight. We discovered an upcoming Matisse exhibit from January through April we will try to get down to Dallas to view.I am a big Van Gogh fan and this only heightened my intrigue.
We worked up quite an appetite and headed for the West End. Seeing the expressions of our "nearly grown" children looking at the "skyscrapers" reminded us of their earlier years when mesmerized by new discoveries.
We found Landry’s Seafood to our liking. Since we ate a late afternoon lunch we were among the few customers and our waitress was outstanding.
Two full days left us ready to get back to the hotel and unwind. We watched the end of the Oklahoma State-Alabama football game and believe it or not, cheered for the Pokes! Another trip to the whirlpool for the evening and we were ready to call it a night. We got up on Friday and meandered our way back to Tuttle making a few stops along the way. We went to San Moon and the Outlet Mall at Gainseville finally stopping for a late lunch at Two Frogs Grill in Ardmore,OK.
We enjoyed our time and look forward to another "Road Trip" destination in the future.