This was my second time to Dallas, and the first time by myself. While driving around it reminded me a lot of another city that I’m extremely familiar with, Detroit. Of course, when I mention “city,” I’m really referring to the metro areas surrounding them, not just the cities themselves.
Both hide pockets of beauty and filth. And you never seem to know which part you’re about to hit until you’re already there.
Both have horrible roads fully of pot holes and bumps. However, each have a pretty easy to navigate road system in and of themselves.
Both have horrible drivers that are hyper aggressive. It’s possible the drivers in Dallas might just have seemed aggressive, since most of them were in trucks.
Both are FLAT. Seriously, I don’t think I saw a single hill the entire time I was in Dallas.
Both are pretty nice places when you strip away some of the attention grabbing “bad parts.”
All in all it was a good trip. I enjoy working with the client I was onsite to visit. It’s kind of like getting to hang out with friends for a few days. But I’m glad to be back home.
On a side note, I didn’t think it was possible to leave Atlanta and end up somewhere hotter. I was proven wrong. I don’t think the temperature was under 100 degrees any of the three days I was in Dallas. It was just a wall of heat any time you left air conditioning.