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Lisa Farrimond

Lisa Farrimond is an avid reader, writer and sci-fi junkie that never met a pedi she didn't like. The world is a big place, but she is working on seeing it all! Lisa loves traveling to architecturally and historically interesting sites. She loves nature walks while listening to educational podcasts and empowering audiobooks. The native Oklahoman and University of Oklahoma graduate happily resides in Arlington.

Celebrate National Onion Ring Day Arlington Style!

Did someone say onion rings? Even folks who don’t like onions (points to self) usually get onboard with this version of deep fried fun. Although, the exact origin of deep-fried onion rings is a mystery, one claimant (according to Wikipedia) to the invention is the Kirby's Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas, in the early 1920s…

Top Places to Celebrate National Burger Day in Arlington

Ahhh burgers. Arguably America’s favorite food. I heard that McDonald’s globally sells 75 hamburgers per second! Burgers are equal parts delicious and adaptable, which makes them just as suited for drive-through as they are for hole-in-the-wall diners, sporting events and high-end restaurants. With all the fanfare, it’s no wonder we have a whole…

May the 4th Be With You: Top 4 Life Lessons from Star Wars

I’m a nerd. It’s a thing. #4real If you’re a nerd too, I don’t have to tell you that today (much like Ron Burgundy) is kind of big deal. For those of you who live in a galaxy far, far away from Nerdom, May the 4th is affectionately known to legions of fans as Star Wars Day…May the 4th Be With You, get it? Being in self-quarantine has given me…

Adorable Reasons to Adopt a Pet in Arlington

Nothing makes life sweeter than the purr of a cat or the wag of a tail. I live in a home with two cats and two dogs, and they have continued to be great medicine for silliness, snuggles and shaking off our quarantine blues. If you have been wanting to fetch a feline friend or a canine companion, consider some of the many adorable options at…

Explore Arlington's River Legacy Park

Feeling cooped up? A little vitamin D, fresh air and sunlight will do you some good! Arlington offers a variety of public parks, including what is surely the best green belt in the Lone Star State. River Legacy Park is a 1,300-acre urban oasis in north Arlington that winds along the curves of the Trinity River, so there is plenty to do and see…

Take a Virtual Trip Around the World

Educational travel doesn’t always require a passport….just a strong wifi signal! A growing number of world-class attractions offer webcams, 360 degree virtual tours, online exhibits and other ways to interact remotely. So, if you are a parent who is trying to find inventive ways to home school your children, or if you are just a history buff or…

8 things to do while social distancing

We are all doing our part to resist the spread of COVID-19, and a big part of that is social distancing and self-care. But there are still plenty of ways to have fun and be healthy in Arlington. Here are some ideas: Support local restaurants - The ACVB has compiled this list of restaurants that are offering curbside and takeout from some of your…

Spring Break Preview for Six Flags Over Texas

It’s not Christmas, but it is the most wonderful time of the year….for kiddos. That’s right, Spring Break! And what is the perfect companion to no homework? A trip to Six Flags Over Texas, of course, to enjoy great food, family entertainment and Texas-sized thrills. Arlington is centrally located in the region, so we are perfect for a quick weekend…

Celebrate National Plan Your Vacation Day in Arlington, TX

It’s January 28 th …what’s on your to-do list this morning? Wake up Grab coffee or tea Open computer Plan your vacation That’s right folks. This is your wake-up call. More than half of American workers (55%) fail to use all their time off. That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days just in 2018, of which 236 million were forfeited…

Stella at PY1 ARLINGTON: Know Before You Go

There is a pyramid time machine in Arlington. No seriously, and you can get onboard until March 1! Conveniently nestled between Globe Life Park and the convention center is an 81 foot tall pyramid known as PY1 Arlington. And after experiencing it for myself, I wanted to share my experience with one of its dreamy new interactive shows, Stella - The…