DFW Boat Expo 2013 Review

Let me first say thank you to DFW Happenings for the free tickets to the DFW Boat Expo! It was a wonderful experience!

I got up early on Saturday because I wanted to be there not too long after they opened! I was even able to get in my daily exercise from the visit. The Expo was being held at Market Center Hall near Harry Hines. I had to take the Green Line to Market Center Station and then walk a mile to the Expo. I had some Gatorade with me so I just thought of it as exercise!

I was more than impressed when I walked in and saw the layout! The boats were so beautiful!



I got there by about 11am, so it wasn’t that crowded yet. I got to walk around and take a look at everything and I really enjoyed it! Absolutely beautiful!

There were pontoon boats, tow boats, speed boats, yachts and they were all stunning! I’m not really a water person, but after checking out this Expo, Marvin and I may have to make plans to purchase one one day!

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Taste of Dallas 2013 Review (with pics)

This year, I decided that I’d like to help out at the Taste of Dallas! Going and sampling the food every year is lots of fun, so this time, I felt like I wanted to give back.

I ended up volunteering the day before, and opening day.

Sidenote: It was 103 degrees.

There wasn’t too much for the volunteers to do the day before, but we made up for it on opening day!! That Friday, my day started at 2pm when I was due at Exposition Pizza to pick up my parking pass and  crew admission ticket.

After that, I was due to sign in at the Centennial building and get my Taste of Dallas T-shirt. When I got there, I was told that I would be working in the Automobile Building at the Chefs Stage. There is where I met 3 really great gals whom I got to know pretty well: Cheryl, Gloria and Margaret!


Our first job was to line the tables and make sure everything was straight and neat. The first Chef’s Demo was due to start at 5:30.

We needed to get as many people to come into the demo as we could and then serve the Chef’s samples once they were done.

We got the chance to sample from Chef Cassondra from the American Heart Association. She made a Fried Green Tomato Po Boy with a non alcoholic Peach Mojito. It was amazing!!!! I really didn’t think I was gonna like it, but I was impressed! Great dish! and the Peach Mojito was really good too!

Our shift ended at 7 (in time for the next Chef’s demo), so the girls and I decided to walk around the see what looked good and finally have dinner. We sampled a  few things: Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Tacos, Barbecue Ribs and Tamales!

I also picked up some Watermelon from Albertson’s (it was wonderful!) and some chocolate chip cookies (I gave those to my son. YAY for me!!)

Take a look at the listing of all of the vendors that represented this year! It was amazing! I didn’t get a chance to check out my Food Trucks this year. Sorry guys!

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Thank you Connie Adams for allowing me to volunteer! It was awesome working with you guys!

Til next year!