You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Traffic’ tag.

I’ve been living in Dallas just about 3.5 months (with multiple trips elsewhere). I won’t miss the unseasonably hot weather that accompanied most of my stay, but there are a few things that I have grown accustomed to and will miss.

  • The wide open streets with many lanes and a rush hour that often only lasts for one hour. Although when there is an accident on the highway, 4 or 5 lanes of traffic always become just one lane to get around the fire trucks and cops on scene, no matter the size of the accident.
  • The expediency of automated toll lanes, which crisscross the city. This is clearly a place made for people who want to drive (fast).
  • Central Market – a wonderful grocery store, something like Trader Joe’s on steroids
  • Taj Mahal Imports – an enormous indian grocery store with tasty street snacks and drinks (and wonderful mangos) located in an area that has been affectionately named “Indian Ghetto” for the large number of indian shops
  • The local library (I’ve heard a few comments that CA libraries aren’t good – lack of books and bad smells – something I’ll have to verify.)
  • No state tax! (especially compared to the high state taxes of CA)
  • Update: I forgot to mention my favorite place for ping pong and shuffle board Gator’s.

I might even possibly miss swimming outside when I am normally sleeping.

I won’t miss complaining about the heat, people making references to the Dallasseries that I don’t understand or Cowboy Cheerleaders, stop lights that haven’t been calibrated for traffic flow, yelp and google reviews that rave about restaurants with less than mediocre food (definitely low food standards here), miles and miles of shopping centers and malls, and golf courses carved into the flat land.

——–

In other (more important) news, yesterday I finally heard that the apartment application has “almost been approved.” They are still trying to verify one piece of information. Meanwhile, I have to set up the forwarding address with the post office…

Stay tuned; I’m really looking forward to telling you about the road trip from Dallas to LA that I have planned. It begs to be a great adventure, and that’s not just because all of the packing will finally be done.

%d bloggers like this: