Total Basset Case: Weekend Wrap Up: The Big D

Weekend Wrap Up: The Big D

Oct 1, 2012

I have a confession...the Mister and I played hooky from work last Thursday and Friday and flew down to Dallas to see our best friend Whitney for a long weekend. 
To say that we had a blast is an understatement. 
We were totally exhausted when we got home but it was all worth it! 

Here's what went down (in a mix of camera and iPhone picture overload).

Thursday we got down to Dallas by 11am. Yes you read that right, we got there by 11 which means we left our house at a ridiculous time to catch a super extra early red eye flight. Like, got up at 3am ridiculous.
 We grabbed lunch at a great little Thai place and shopped around Dallas while Whitney worked. That evening Whit had a cookout at her house so we could meet a bunch of her friends. I am so glad she did because they were all so sweet and welcoming.
Friday we went shopping (again :)) and then out to the Texas state fair. We really wanted to experience some real tried and true Texas things and the fair definitely fulfilled that.
 The Texas state fair had a plethora of fried items that were just begging us to try them. Things we sampled included: fried jambalaya, fried butter and fried macaroni and cheese sliders. I say sampled because one little bite was all I could handle.
 That night we were able to attend a charity event at a very cool outdoor venue that one of Whitney's friends was hosting. We didn't know we were going to the event so I hadn't exactly packed a cocktail dress. Thank goodness for bffs who have amazing closets and wear the same size as you. 
The Mister on the other hand did happen to pack the perfect clothes (there was a red, white and black theme) and he looked so handsome!
While at the event, I had the pleasure of meeting Courtney Kerr.  She is just as sweet and beautiful in person. And was dressed adorably, of course.
The plan for Saturday was to tailgate all day at SMU. Well tailgate we the POURING rain. And I mean it raiiiined. Just about every person there told us it never rains in Dallas- just the weekend we plan on being there. Despite the rain, we really did have a good time.
 After the game we headed to Whitney's favorite sushi place. Like the girl lives there and knows everyone there. So needless to say it was delicious and we were treated very well. #toomanysakibombs

And then this happened.
Why yes that is Kevin Costner!!! What? What?? 
We were just sitting there waiting on our table and Mr. Costner himself walked in. 
He was super nice and personable.
The Mister and I have a special place in our hearts for Kevin (clearly we are on a first name basis already with him). We watched a lot of Tin Cup when we first started dating. It was the movie that we had just watched when Mister told me he loved me for the first time. We told Kevin this story...because we are huge dorks. 

I congratulate you if you are still with me.
 I think that about wraps up our trip Now it's back to the real world. And detoxing.

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Sami Dana and Leeann


morgan October 1, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

whoa! kevin costner! that's awesome! congrats on that. looks like you had a fun weekend! i love how you, your friend, and all her friends are all so fashionable!

Tamara @ T {times} Three October 1, 2012 at 8:30 AM  

Wow! Looks like a very fun and eventful weekend!!

Jodi October 1, 2012 at 8:45 AM  

Looks like a fabulous weekend. i can't believe you met Kevin Costner in Dallas of all places. Good for you for talking to him and getting a picture!!

Kait October 1, 2012 at 8:53 AM  

Okay so if I haven't told you this are so freaking cute I can't even take it. And then you go and visit your other cute friends and it's like WHOA HOW ARE THESE GIRLS SO BEAUTIFUL! I love all your photos and it looks like you had a great time! All that fried food is crazy!!


CMae October 1, 2012 at 8:59 AM  

You were busy!!! Love that photo of you and your hubs where you are wearing the black dress! You look so pretty! Have a great work week ahead!

Kerr October 1, 2012 at 9:11 AM  

Courtney Kerr and kevin Costner?! That is quite the celebrity filled weekend! I am very jealous!

Cassandra October 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

What an amazing time you had! I swear I don't do that amount of stuff in a month! Kevin Costner!?!? I would have freaked out! Makes me happy that he was so nice! And fried butter??? I need to get myself to Texas!

Sami October 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

It really says something about my reality TV obsession that I'm more excited for you about Courtney Kerr than Kevin Costner hahaha. Oops! I just love her style and think she's hilarious! Sounds like you had a great weekend, Dallas is one of my most favorite places to visit :)

Veronica Lee Burns October 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

Ah the Texas State Fair! So fun, I've not been in a couple years, missing it!

Luana October 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM  

Never been to Dallas, or Texas whatsoever... Flight connections does not count!

fried butter???? What does it taste like?????? I'm curious... ;o)
Well, it looks like you guys had a blast...
I love little escapades and long weekends! :o)


Anne October 1, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

How seriously fun. And that Kevin Costner story is awesome.

April of A. Liz Adventures October 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM  

Oh my GOODNESS! You lucky girl ... two celebs in one weekend! I have met Kevin Costner before and I can say that in our little chat, he is definitely one of the nicest and most down-to-earth celebrities I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. What a fun weekend, every single thing about it. Your post makes me want to put "Texas state fair" on my bucket list!

Bethany October 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM  

Late night texts are always welcome, especially when they are pics of celebrities :)
Sounds like an awesome time! I can't wait to hear more about it!

Mrs EyeCanSee October 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM  

Holy crap?! Kevin Costner! That is so cool! The closest I've ever been to a movie star was watching Burt Reynolds film some movie in Santa Monica. Lol. Not quite as cool as your encounter!

And how exactly does one fry butter??? That just sounds like some artery clogging fair food goodness!

Kristen October 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM  

You definitely had a great weekend! :) And that's so cool you got to meet Kevin Costner. I always love to hear when celebrities are nice. haha

Desirae @ Going with the Flow October 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM  

Looks like you had a very fun and eventful weekend! Travelling to see friends is always fun and so worth it. And wow, so jealous you got to meet Kevin Costner. The event looks awesome! Stopping by and following from Weekend Update ;]

smk053078 October 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM  

I knew you would LOVE it Texas!!! I am so glad you got to experience the State Fair and "sample" all that friend food. All of you ladies looked gorg! And Kevin freaking way! This is a weekend that will go down in the books!!

Joy October 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

How awesome is that!!! Sounds like a wonderful weekend with some of the best surprises a girl could ask for!! Kiss Floyd for me!!

Darby Hawley October 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM  

Looks like a really fun weekend! Next time you're in TX though, you've gotta let me know so I can see you!!!

Lia Joy October 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM  

I can't believe you were in DFW the weekend that we leave!! Next time you come back, you'll have to let me know so we can meet up! :)

Liz October 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

So not only did you meet Courtney, but you met Crash Davis, I mean Kevin Cosner?! Ummm, best weekend ever?

Krystal October 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM  

your w/e looks super successful and awesome! gorgeous pics...and kevin costner...that is pretty awesome :) October 1, 2012 at 7:16 PM  

Wow sounds like a fabulous weekend!! You certainly lived up the Texas life!! I cannot handle that much fried food either. How cool is that to meet Kevin Costner. he is an alum of my school Cal State Fullerton (where he was a fraternity boy in Delta Chi :)

Jen October 1, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

Sounds like you had a fab time! How was the fried butter and Mac and cheese? The Mac and cheese sounds good but not sure about the butter. And how fun to see Kevin Costner and Courtney!! October 1, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

So KC was the last thing I was expecting from your Big D trip! Very cool. BTW was there an earthquake in D while you were visiting...I thought I heard something on NPR about one. Glad you're safe and Welcome Back!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} October 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM  

Oh my gosh!! What an amazing weekend! I am from Dallas and I am so glad you had an amazing time! SO jealous you met Courtney & Kevin! Lucky girl :) You are so brave to try all of that fried food too! I still to fried pickles. You looked so cute in all of your Dallas outfits too!

Heather October 2, 2012 at 7:03 AM  

So fun! The best part about state fairs is always the food :)


Jayme and Mendi October 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM  

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!! OMG. You met Courtney Kerr!! (Kevin Costner, who's he? I kid. I kid.) But for reals, Courtney Kerr!! I was legit obsessed with Most Eligible Dallas...still that going to ever come back?!? And I follow Courtney's style blog. I'm so jelly. You're pretty much a celebrity now to me. Can we still be friends? :) And can I go to Dallas with you the next time?? I think the hubz needs to stay home with Floyd. Girl's trip!!

xo ~
Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

CALLIE October 2, 2012 at 9:27 AM  

Such a fun weekend!! Tailgating, fair food and Kevin Costner... Awesomeness Overload!!!! And you looked stunning the whole time.. even in the rain :)

More Than A Kevin Costner Fan October 3, 2012 at 3:06 AM  

Kevin Costner was in Dallas for the State of Texas Fair with his band, Modern West. Turns out the concert was canceled due to the rain but some fans did get a 5 song acoustic concert in a tent. Kevin said he was headed for sushi after the meet and greet. And there's nothing "dorkish" about telling Kevin your favorite movie story. He has said more than once in interviews that he loves to hear from fans about how his movies have touched them!

J and A October 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM  

So fun! Kevin?!! What a weekend! :) New follower! hi

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