God has funny timing, doesn’t He? We’ve shared this story before but it’s necessary to share again. While we waited in line for 3 hours before security would let us into the studio for The Price is Right, we were sitting across from a couple. They asked us where we were from and the conversation led to us explaining that we sold everything to travel full-time. They mentioned they’re from Dallas, TX and we chimed in, saying that we’re headed to Dallas for the Thanksgiving Day Cowboys game. We did not expect what happened next: this couple that we had only met 10 minutes prior invited us to stay in their home and to share a Thanksgiving meal with them. We were amazed since we had not yet reserved a place to stay. And we were beyond thankful, because we greatly desired to not have to spend Thanksgiving alone.
So there we were, driving to Frisco, Texas (just north of Dallas) to visit our new friends Brad & Courtney (Coco), and their sweet dog Maggy for the entire week of Thanksgiving.
To explain what we did day by day would be boring in this case, so I’ll just share the highlights for the week.
- We used Clicklist for the first time! Over the weekend, Coco and I planned out our meals for the week and bought the groceries online. Of course, we forgot some items and had to go inside the store anyway… But still!
- Blue Bell Ice Cream vs Tillamook Ice Cream. Blue Bell is a brand of ice cream that we had never tried before, as Tillamook is a brand that Brad & Coco had never tried. We compared both and I must say that I think I liked Blue Bell better (Oregonians, please hear me out!). Blue Bell’s Cookies ‘n Cream had a LOT of chunks of cookies while Tillamook’s did not. Yet, Tillamook was much creamier than Blue Bell. I think in the case of Cookies ‘n Cream, I prefer more cookie chunks. As a big fan of ice cream, I’d be interested in comparing some different flavors. 😉 (David votes Tillamook.)
- Babe’s Chicken. This is a must-do. Babe’s has no menu and you BYOB. Depending on the location, you have a few different entree options: fried chicken, chicken fried steak, chicken tenders, fried catfish, or honey smoked chicken were offered at our location. Then with the meal, you get unlimited salad, buttermilk biscuits, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, and corn. We ate to our heart’s content and the chicken was delicious. They also decorate the walls with cute and funny hand-painted signs. One said, “We interrupt this marriage to bring you football season.”
- AT&T Stadium Tour. David got us tickets for a stadium tour two days before the game. We were able to walk into the DC Cheerleaders’ locker room, the team’s locker room, and even out onto the field to take photos. That was a cool experience on its own, and we took so many pictures! David was in his Happy Place. 🙂
- Thanksgiving Day Cowboy’s Game. David crossed off a bucket list item! Our seats were pretty high up, but we had a great view of the screen and field. Unfortunately, the Cowboys didn’t play well and lost the game but David – who has been a hardcore Cowboys fan since he was a child – could finally say that he saw the Cowboys play in person. We had a great time rooting with the crowds and watching the game. When we got back to the house, Brad and Coco had prepared an amazing meal for Thanksgiving and we were so grateful for their thoughtfulness and hospitality.
We enjoyed our time (and food) in Frisco so much. In fact, we are headed back at the beginning of March. Brad and Coco are now a part of our lives (and vice-versa) and for that we couldn’t be happier.