Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Aloha to Dallas - Reunion Tower

I arrived in Dallas last Monday for the RT Booklovers Convention.  Above, the Reunion Tower rises about the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  From its website (link),

Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide "Top 10 Jaunts of 2013," a visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and change your view forever.

I invited Tamara Argyle (Navy surgeon) and Sally MacKenzie (historical author) for drinks at Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty Restaurant.  The seating area rotates, giving us a panorama of downtown Dallas.

These buildings reminded me of something ... then I remembered they are featured in the opening credits of the prime time soap opera, Dallas.  I loved the original show on CBS and the reboot on TNT.

The Trinity River was overflowing with the recent rain.

This red stone building stood out - it is the Old Red Museum. From its website (link), 

Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas heritage. Built in 1892, the beautifully restored Old Red Courthouse contains some of Dallas County’s most fascinating historical artifacts. There is a special exhibit gallery located on the first floor, while the second floor of Old Red is filled with exhibits, 41-touch screen computers, an educational learning center and four mini theatres.

We enjoyed Asian themed appetizers ...

... and unique drinks.  How about that ice cube?

Have you visited Dallas?  One randomly selected commenter from my RT posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Sunday, May 31.  I'll post the winner on Monday, June 1, at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Sally and Tamara 


  1. Great blog post, Kim. You got some great photos, and I loved catching up with you and Tamara.

  2. I've never been to Dallas.

  3. How fun! I would enjoy the rotating restaurant. I have only been to the Dallas airport.

  4. It's been ages since I've done more than pass through Dallas either driving or switching planes.

  5. It's been ages since I've done more than pass through Dallas either driving or switching planes.

  6. We have visited Dallas. We have friends who live near by and we try to go at least once a year.

  7. years ago I was in Dallas for a convention, but all a saw was the hotel - and the Dallas skyline in the distance as I was heading back to the airport.

  8. No, I've never been to Dallas!

  9. Beautiful pictures, I have never been to Dallas, looks like an interesting city!

  10. I've never been but I would love to visit!

  11. Thanks for sharing pics of Dallas and the food looks so scrumptious! I've never been before but after all the wonderful pics that everyone had been sharing from RT, I definitely want to visit.