Archive for February 13, 2013

I’m well settled into my newest travel destination…Dallas Texas, Frankly I love it. The extensive transportation network here allows for easy access over some pretty incredible distances…all in a days drive. The 16 lane freeways take some getting used to. There are overpass exchanges stacked five high in some places…enough to give you a feeling of vertigo as the spans fly off in every direction and the motion parallax of your mind’s eye can’t quite catch up when traveling 80 miles per hour in heavy traffic. This is an experience in itself, of which I have seen nowhere in the world to this extent…it is truly civilization on steroids. The Dallas Metroplex is massive…13 cities and hundreds of towns all linked together by on ramps serving 10++ million people. In fact, the freeway system is upgraded at such ferocious speed that my GPS Navigator…the very latest Garmin….is obsolete almost as soon as it’s upgraded as new roads appear almost overnight. It takes some serious common sense and dead reckoning at times. Once you’ve made the freeways your friend..and you really have to in this place that is centered around the automobile….the world opens up and freedom is at your beck and call. The day trip opportunities have so far seemed endless to us and Texas is an endless fascination, far different from the misgivings and stereotypes we’ve been fed by outside media. Its the kind of place you simply must experience to appreciate…once here…guaranteed…you will appreciate the wide open spaces.