Friday, August 2, 2019 / Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX, USA


Welcome back to! 

A few weekends ago Connor and I went to Dallas- Fort Worth for July 4th. We ate our way through the city and like the title says, he went skydiving! Before you ask why I didn't go, here's the story. 

On Connors 18th Birthday he wanted to go skydiving, we still lived at home, we were still high school and he was in sports galore so we couldn't make it work. Flash forward to June 20th he came up with the most epic plan. 

Carter * Connors' brother* was turning 24 on July 6th and we all happened to be in the DFW area that weekend. SO he surprised Carter with a skydiving trip for his birthday. It couldn't have gone more smoothly. We pulled up to pick him up at 7:00am and Connor told him what they were doing on their way there. Talk about a surprise! He was thrilled, to say the least. We have a video coming SOON. 

The moments leading up to then. We left Graham around 9:00am Thursday morning July 4th and made our way to Fort Worth. While snacking on pigs in the blanket and donuts from the best donut shop in Graham. Then we made our first stop at Lululemon. From there we went to Anthropologie, Zoes Kitchen, ate sushi at Lounge 31 (killer happy hour menu) in Highland Park Village, Dallas and then mosied over to Happiest Hour where we would have the best view to watch fireworks. Or so we thought... Come to find out we wouldn't see ONE firework from Happiest Hour rooftop...
Lounge 31- sit upstairs! The bottom restaurant is basically the same thing but much more stiff and fancy. 

Happiest Hour on the rooftop


Anyways, we're not one to get too upset about small things so we laughed it off, made fun of ourself and landed at our Airbnb rental around 12:45pm.

The next morning 
6:30am came early but the excitement made it all worth it. We packed our bags up, loaded up the car and drove to where Carter and Katie were staying in Fort Worth. When we arrived neither of them knew what the day held. So they were a little anxious. We made Carter step outside for a second while we got Katie on board with this idea. Then the boys were off. We stayed back for an hour and got ready and then followed behind them.

Leading up to the jump
The boys chose Skydive Spaceland Dallas for their very first jump and they both had the best experience. It is a little bit of a drive outside of DFW but when you're jumping out of an airplane, you'll drive the extra hour.
Before they left the house

After the jump
Connor is still on a high from jumping. He says it was one of the coolest experiences he's ever had!

Check out our YouTube video to see how the whole weekend unfolded.


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