WHAT WE DID: JUNE 30

You don't get too many opportunities to re-imagine an abandoned part of a city. Especially in such a major way as we were able to this weekend with Better Block Denton. It was a full-on community effort of volunteers, activists, neighborhood folks, and just good hearted people who want to see the best in their community stand out and shine. Of course, it was led by Jason Roberts who has done the same for many areas that have gone on to keep up some of the playfulness that Better Block brought. We'll have a more major re-cap on all of that action later (y'all took too many photos of it to fit 'em all in What We Did), but for now we just wanted to say that we had an absolute blast watching kids splash around, pups sniff out all-natural treats, librarians hold storytime, and so much more. 

Beyond that, this past week saw some great shows, some fun storms and plenty of tacos. Thanks for showing off how you enjoyed this past week by tagging your 'grams with #WDDI. Party on, Denton! 

 Better Block was such a fun time and we received so many photos, it's gonna get its own post later on today. Until then, here's a pic of idea-man, Jason Roberts in front of the splash park. 

Better Block was such a fun time and we received so many photos, it's gonna get its own post later on today. Until then, here's a pic of idea-man, Jason Roberts in front of the splash park. 

 Metal only? Metal forever. Photo courtesy of  @colinxlassiter. 

Metal only? Metal forever. Photo courtesy of @colinxlassiter. 

 Hey  @kscottt . Nice job double fisting ice cream. These look like a few of our favorite things too! 

Hey @kscottt. Nice job double fisting ice cream. These look like a few of our favorite things too! 

 The Patio - the new addition to the back of Wine Squared just made sipping merlots all summer long way more awesome. Good thing  @glenfarris  was there to test it out. 

The Patio - the new addition to the back of Wine Squared just made sipping merlots all summer long way more awesome. Good thing @glenfarris was there to test it out. 

 The Forge at the North Branch Library was full of kiddos learning to use Tindercad so they could print their own 3D images. Man, that place is rockin' it lately! Way to go  @dentonpubliclibrary ! 

The Forge at the North Branch Library was full of kiddos learning to use Tindercad so they could print their own 3D images. Man, that place is rockin' it lately! Way to go @dentonpubliclibrary

 If you explore and keep an open eye, you can find lots of beautiful spaces around Denton. This is just one of the many. 

If you explore and keep an open eye, you can find lots of beautiful spaces around Denton. This is just one of the many. 

 Slide time at the waterpark! This water-filled action was brought to you by  @katiekernan . 

Slide time at the waterpark! This water-filled action was brought to you by @katiekernan

 Hibiscus mimosa is best enjoyed brunchfully by  @raeganmcadams.  

Hibiscus mimosa is best enjoyed brunchfully by @raeganmcadams. 

 Summer breeze makes us feel fine. Thanks for catching this angle  @jocsanl ! 

Summer breeze makes us feel fine. Thanks for catching this angle @jocsanl

  @andyo7  got some quality hang-time with The Mountain Goats when they were in town last week looking for our best-ever metal band. 

@andyo7 got some quality hang-time with The Mountain Goats when they were in town last week looking for our best-ever metal band. 

 Inaugural ice-cream cone of the summer.  @archerplushare  celebrates summer in tradition with her youngin'. 

Inaugural ice-cream cone of the summer. @archerplushare celebrates summer in tradition with her youngin'. 

 Slip-N-Slide as part of a weekend booze and cruise? Sounds like a block party we'd be into. Thanks for sharing  @katie_reese ! 

Slip-N-Slide as part of a weekend booze and cruise? Sounds like a block party we'd be into. Thanks for sharing @katie_reese

 Quality street art is all around. Photo by  @thepaigels . Wonder how long this one will be up. 

Quality street art is all around. Photo by @thepaigels. Wonder how long this one will be up. 

 You really just can't beat Texas summer skies. Trinity Industries makes those clouds look even better. Clouds captured by  @rowdybridges .  

You really just can't beat Texas summer skies. Trinity Industries makes those clouds look even better. Clouds captured by @rowdybridges.  

  @amelian_dollars  reppin' North Texas in the Guard Games! If you don't win, we'll be sad. 

@amelian_dollars reppin' North Texas in the Guard Games! If you don't win, we'll be sad. 

 Families, picnics and s'mores at the city-sponsored outdoor movie night from last week. This was before the sound issues, of course. But when you're watching The Lego Movie, it's hard to be mad. 

Families, picnics and s'mores at the city-sponsored outdoor movie night from last week. This was before the sound issues, of course. But when you're watching The Lego Movie, it's hard to be mad. 


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  @thepaigels  snapped this adorable pup in a hat. You know how they say you eventually grow to look like your spouse? This is like that, but with German Shepherds and hats. 

@thepaigels snapped this adorable pup in a hat. You know how they say you eventually grow to look like your spouse? This is like that, but with German Shepherds and hats. 

 Bet the House continually sold out ever day again last week. Keep it up, fellas. Y'all give it a shot yet? 

Bet the House continually sold out ever day again last week. Keep it up, fellas. Y'all give it a shot yet? 

 Local artist-person,  ,  is getting all kinds of floral this summer, and we absolutely love it. 

Local artist-person, , is getting all kinds of floral this summer, and we absolutely love it. 

  @jadewintersee  hopes your weekend is as "udderly wonderful" as hers is. Did your weekend include milking goats, too? 

@jadewintersee hopes your weekend is as "udderly wonderful" as hers is. Did your weekend include milking goats, too? 

 voltREvolt had a benefit for their kickstarter for their new album at Paschall Bar last week. Enchanting everyone in the room with their groovy sound. Heard by  @discoverdenton . 

voltREvolt had a benefit for their kickstarter for their new album at Paschall Bar last week. Enchanting everyone in the room with their groovy sound. Heard by @discoverdenton

 A close up of the crooners by  @carriecrumbley . 

A close up of the crooners by @carriecrumbley

 Roasting marshmallows outside of the civic center. This photo does not represent the jerk kid that kept lighting a stick (without a 'mallow) on fire and poking people. Stupid jerk kid. 

Roasting marshmallows outside of the civic center. This photo does not represent the jerk kid that kept lighting a stick (without a 'mallow) on fire and poking people. Stupid jerk kid. 

 The peach tea from Kaleo makes the summer heat much more bearable. Here's an unpopular opinions: Kaleo has gone on to become the best boba shop in town. Argue in the comments. 

The peach tea from Kaleo makes the summer heat much more bearable. Here's an unpopular opinions: Kaleo has gone on to become the best boba shop in town. Argue in the comments. 

  @mbryceo  is pumped that he is ushering in his 30's by becoming Frenchy Famous. (Editor's Note: Really wish it was Frenchie Famous). 

@mbryceo is pumped that he is ushering in his 30's by becoming Frenchy Famous. (Editor's Note: Really wish it was Frenchie Famous). 

 Craft beer love by  @craftbeerg ! 

Craft beer love by @craftbeerg

  @fineartstheaterdenton  was watching those storms roll in from the rooftop. Also, how the hell do all of you have so much damned roof access in this town? Rappelling? 

@fineartstheaterdenton was watching those storms roll in from the rooftop. Also, how the hell do all of you have so much damned roof access in this town? Rappelling? 

 ... and we're finally back to taco photo finishes.  @shainasheaffphoto  knows how to really get down on some tacos and now we'll stop being mad at her for not taking taco pics. 

... and we're finally back to taco photo finishes. @shainasheaffphoto knows how to really get down on some tacos and now we'll stop being mad at her for not taking taco pics.