Girlfriends’ Weekend - 405 Magazine

Girlfriends’ Weekend

Wondrous window shopping, distinctive cuisine and entertainment options from dinner theater to an enormous wine festival – Grapevine, Texas demands far more time than a mere layover.

Photo by Elaine Warner

THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN A GOOD FRIEND. Nancy Smiley and I have been friends since our children were babies. And since we’re now grandmothers … that’s more years than we’re willing to admit. Back in the day our idea of a getaway was piling our kids in her car and making a TG&Y run.

We’re all grown up now – and have more cars – and when the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau suggested we take a girlfriend trip to their city, we jumped at the opportunity.

Lots of people know Grapevine as the location of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Nan and I were looking for a more intimate experience of the town.

Excerpted from this month’s print edition of Slice magazine. To read the full article, click here to read our digital edition.