We knew when we planned our trip that the forecast was for 97 degrees, so I am not sure what motivated us to load up the van and go for our Fall trip to the Arboretum. Oh, but wait, what is a little heat in light of our long time friendship, tradition, anxious for Fall to be here and pumpkins everywhere?! Yes, we could tough it for a girls' day out!
It was a good day in spite of the heat. Liz brought along a new friend, Jessica, who fit right in immediately.
Just after we stepped inside the arboretum and stood trying to decide which direction to take, we heard screams and ran over to see what was causing the commotion. A little boy about two years old had stepped into a bed of fire ants. These creatures move quickly and they were all inside his socks, going up his legs and feasting on that sweet boy. I ran for help and Victoria pulled out her trusty bag of oils to offer Lavender to the Mom for the bites. The little boy didn't want anything on him, but the Lavender did work to soothe. That is nice information to store away and hopefully, not ever have to use.
Liz and her sweet friend, Jessica
Traditional pic in front of "that tree."
This sweet girl belonged to the kind lady who took our pic.
She was a doll.
Another favorite tree
We had lunch at the DeGolyer House which is always pleasant. Today, at the table across from us, the wait staff were helping this young lady announce to her husband that they were going to have a baby. So sweet and the young man and woman were happily hugging each other, crying tears of joy. It was a sweet moment, so rather than go over and bluntly ask to take a pic, I snuck this in from across the way.
A harpist provided the background music.
Beautiful music, beautiful harp,
beautiful young lady.
The Three Amigos in Cinderella's carriage.
A better look at the carriage.
I would be interested in knowing how many pumpkins
are spread out over the Arboretum.
The sign out front proclaims them "gourdgeous!"
We will be going back in a couple of weeks or whenever it cools down, whichever comes first! Today was HOT, HOT, HOT!! 97 degrees in Dallas. It's hot out there.