The Very Long Trip: June 22-28

This was our last week in Texas.  Heather did some playing in the rain and Kyle finished up his classes on the 26th.  After taking a final he drove back up to Frisco.  Jess' parents offered to watch Heather so we could have a night out to celebrate our anniversary.  We went to the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.  It's a nice hotel.  We walked to dinner at an Italian restaurant, Bellini's, down the road which had good reviews.  The outside could use some serious updating, but the inside was rather nice and the food was good.

On Saturday we saw "How to Train your Dragon 2."  I've been corrupted by my classes because I kept seeing the movie in light of how the characters portrayed various foreign policy strategies and how problems develop when those different strategies clash.  The vikings initially want isolationism, Hiccup wants to practice liberal interventionism, the bad guy practices primacy, and the vikings are forced to adopt primacy to defend themselves.  All of that is sub-text, not really the topic of the movie, of course, but these are ideas infused in our culture and media without even thinking about it.  It's interesting to have had it exposed so you can see it and how it influences the world around us.

That evening we went to dinner with Jess' parents and the next day we were on our way home.

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