And here we go again!

Hold on to your hats! We're off to ford the mighty Mississippi!


Embarrassing Photos of Adam

My mom and best man (Matt Fortier) collected a series of photos of me growing up for display at my bachelor's party. As a true sign of love they kindly avoided most of the photos from my ill-conceived 80's Corey Hart frosted tips hairstyle period...as well as the even more egregious shots of my short-lived but long-haired El Debarge jerry curl perm days. However, fear not, there remain many photos of an embarrassing and generally mortifying nature for your enjoyment. Click here or on the image above to see the full Flickr photo slideshow.



I just had to share what my incredibly brave friend Chloe wrote on her blog. She and her small (but growing) family are finishing up a Fulbright year in the Czech middle of the back of beyond. I just love this - she melts my heart.


Still Need a Place to Crash?

OK kids! Have you made your hotel reservations? If you haven't, now would be a good time! I don't even want to think about how fast the days are slipping past...

Your best bet is to call the Adolphus direct at 214-742-8200. Don't forget to mention that you are coming for the Clark/Rains wedding, so you can get the discounted rate!


What to Eat

As I may have mentioned previously, Dallas is a major restaurant test market, and you can get some really great food at a WIDE range of prices. Below are some of our favorite places to chow down in Big D, grouped by approximate price ranges. At least one of us (frequently both of us) have eaten at and enjoyed all of these selections. Obviously, the higher range options will require an advance reservation.

Taco Bueno - one step up from Taco Bell, just as cheap, but with fresh salsa.
Chipotle - Barbacoa taco!! NOM NOM NOM! Kelly's favorite.
Tin Star - one of Adam's favorite Tex-Mex stops.
Schlotzsky's - sandwich chain, but not available everywhere.
Jason's Deli - admirable rendition of a muffaletta!

Mid-Range/Comfortable Sit-Down
Snuffers - they were making cheese fries before Outback existed. Mate.
Cafe Brazil - 24 hour step-up from a diner (some locations DO close on weeknights)
Green Papaya - Vietnamese
LaMadeleine - chain of French-type yumminess, good for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
El Chico or El Fenix - staple Tex-Mex, Kelly's childhood favorites.
Gloria's - Salvadoran, recommended by Adam!
Mia's - OMG! sour-cream enchiladas that will make you weep with pleasure!
Blue Mesa Grill- just slightly chic, nouveau Mex.

Oooh-la-la/Suit and Tie
Stephan Pyle's - you know, from the Cooking Channel?
Fearing's - at the Ritz. Really.