Tales of Texas Natalie: Last One, I Swear
I was in Dallas for a couple of days at the end of my trip. I wasn’t super impressed with the city, not compared to the mind-blowingness of Austin. HOWEVER, I did have a couple of good experiences. I’m not a very big deal in either my personal or my professional life, so I don’t really feel comfortable when I get doted-on. But it still feels nice.
I mentioned to one of the employees at the Austin hotel that I LOVED the spiced pecans and the salted fudge in the delicious amenity they left me on my first day:
When I checked out, there was this black paper bag waiting for me at the Front Desk. I opened it up and found a little square container filled with the same spiced pecans and salted fudge!
Yey! I ate them while consuming a HUGE airport beer at the airport.
When I checked into the hotel in Dallas, I discovered that they had upgraded me to a huge suite. Boom. Then, I walked in, and saw this:
White and dark chocolate dipped strawberries with a note addressed to me, welcoming me to the hotel. BRRRRAP! I decided to pimp out large and consume a beer from the mini bar… in a bubble bath… eating my chocolate-dipped strawberries:
Next day, when I got back to my room after a VERY long day of working, I found this:
Perfectly ripe, perfectly declicious bowl of fruit with apples, pears, plums, strawberries, a clementine… and a big fancy bottle of water. SIGH… what to do… what to do… BUBBLE BATH!
Second morning, I decidied to order a croissant and coffee from room service. PIMP:
AND I got French Toast with spiced pecans and caramalized bananas the next morning. DOUBLE PIMP:
I also had some of the best food of my trip at the fine dining restaurant. The chef is awesome – she put together this “Serrano Eggs and Ham” for me - basically a quail egg with prosciutto, truffle, and other delicious items:
Then, I had an ancho chili prawn with blue corn:
I also had an AMAZING deconstructed creme brulee… but I forgot to take a pic . It was all extremely good in my belly. Mmmmmm.
Finally, it was time to head home. I checked out Saturday morning, and when I got to the front desk, checked out, and asked about calling a cab to take me to the airport. The girl at the front desk said “Don’t worry, we have the car waiting for you to take you to the airport.” Meh? OH, you mean the huge black Navigator with tinted windows and warmed leather seats? YEAH, THAT CAR. Complete with spring water and a copy of the New York Times… seeing as I’m such an importany businessy-type person and all.
That’s right. It’s time to RI-II-I-I-UH-UH-UH-RIDE.