Well, this is the first day we're getting together, and I've decided to take the opprotunity to introduce you all to one of the two larger nightlife areas of Dallas. Although I'm not a huge fan of Deep Ellum myself there are two great places there that I think would be a lot of fun to get to know each other at.
At 5:00pm we'll gather together at the OBD Meeting Place for the first time and get to put the faces to the names. At around 7:00pm we'll move out and take off to Ketama's, a great tapas bar located in scenic downtown Dallas. They serve great Spainish food, and even better Spainish wine. We might even be able to catch one of the great sporadic live performances of Classical Spainish Guitar sessions that they hold there. When we get tired of it at Ketama's we'll move on down to The Angry Dog, a great bar with (literally) 100 different beers in stock...let's see if we can't take a tour of the world through it's breweries. Once again we'll stick around there until we get tired of it. All of this is in downtown Dallas in an area known as Deep Ellum...it's basically a 6 city block area of nothing but bars, clubs and restaraunts and everything is within walking distance so when we all park our cars to go into Ketama's we'll be on foot until we decide to call it a night. There's tons of things to do down here so we definitely won't run out of interesting things to do or see.
Here are some maps and directions on how to get to Ketama's from Bloodlust's place. We'll all be leaving at the same time so we can follow one another, but if anyone gets lost I want them to have a map anyway.
1: Begin at 6400 Windcrest Dr on Tennyson Pky
and go Southeast for 30 feet 0.0
2: Turn left on Windcrest Dr and go Northeast for 60 feet 0.0
3: Turn left on Tennyson Pky and go West for 1.3 miles 1.4
4: Turn left on N Dallas Pky and go South for 0.6 miles 2.0
5: Continue on ramp at sign reading "Dallas North Tollway South" and go Southwest for 1000 feet 2.2
6: Continue on Dallas North Tollway and go South for 18 miles 20.6
7: Exit Dallas North Tollway via ramp at sign reading "I-35E S to Dallas-Ft Worth Turnpike" and go South for 0.7 miles 21.3
8: Continue on I-35E,N Stemmons Fwy,US-77 and go South for 0.3 miles 21.6
9: Exit I-35E,N Stemmons Fwy,US-77 via ramp at sign reading "I-45 / US-75 to Houston" and go Southeast for 0.6 miles 22.2
10: Bear right on Woodall Rodgers Fwy,TX-366 and go Northeast for 0.5 miles 22.7
11: Exit Woodall Rodgers Fwy,TX-366 via ramp at sign reading "Pearl St" and go East for 0.2 miles 22.9
12: Continue on N Pearl St and go Southeast for 0.5 miles 23.4
13: Turn right on N Pearl Expy and go South for 0.2 miles 23.6
14: Turn left on Commerce St and go East for 0.5 miles to 2801 Commerce St 24.2
If you wanted to know how on earth to get back to the area that we started at I've put up another map and another set of directions.
1: Begin at 2801 Commerce St on Commerce St and
go East for 300 feet 0.1
2: Turn left on S Malcolm X Blvd,S Oakland Ave and go North for 600 feet 0.2
3: Turn left on Elm St and go West for 1.3 miles 1.5
4: Turn right on N Lamar St,TX-354-Loop and go Northwest for 0.3 miles 1.8
5: Bear left on Continental Ave and go West for 0.2 miles 2.0
6: Turn right on ramp at sign reading "I-35E N" and go North for 0.3 miles 2.3
7: Continue on I-35E,N Stemmons Fwy,US-77 and go North for 0.5 miles 2.8
8: Exit I-35E,N Stemmons Fwy,US-77 via ramp at sign reading "Exit 429D Tollway North" and go North for 0.4 miles 3.2
9: Bear right on Dallas North Tollway and go North for 18 miles 21.6
10: Exit Dallas North Tollway via ramp at sign reading "Spring Creek Pkwy / Tennyson Pkwy" and go Northeast for 0.2 miles 21.8
11: Bear left on N Dallas Pky and go North for 0.6 miles 22.4
12: Turn right on Tennyson Pky and go East for 1.3 miles to 6400 Windcrest Dr 23.7
I know these directions are rather detailed, but I figured the more detailed the better so you'll have a better idea of where exactly to go in this new and strange place. From what I know both of the places I've planned on us going on this day are under 21 friendly, so no matter what your age you won't have to worry about missing out on any of the fun.