|English: Southbound I-45 at Dallas North Central Expressway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
When I was planning this post for today, I was thinking about places I have visited that started with the letter D. There is Denver and Dallas. I have been to Des Moines and we visited Dollywood. But the more I thought about it the more I kept going back to Dallas. And what is it about Dallas that I want to write about. I didn't remember much about the shops, the boutiques, the restaurants, or the parks. They are pretty much like other big cities. No, what I remember most about Dallas is those crazy-ass freeways. We were heading into Dallas one late night, coming from New Orleans On our way home!! It was me at the wheel while my husband caught a few zzzzzz's. He told me to wake him up when I started seeing signs that showed we were getting close to Dallas. Well, I thought this meant "wake me up and I will take over the driving." Isn't that what you would have thought? We were getting closer. I was seeing the signs. I was also starting to see more traffic. I woke him up. Did he take over for me. For me, who had NEVER driven on a freeway like that. Never, in my life? Nope. He woke up, sat up straight, and directed ME through Dallas. This is why I will never forget Dallas.
And I will never forgive my husband.
Although I can drive through major cities now without too much stress.
And without freaking out.
(Just kidding, I have forgiven him!)
Good learning experience. My first time on a big freeway I was 16 with my best friend sitting next to me. We got to the interchange and she started screaming! 'we're gonna die' ~ we survived.ReplyDelete
After that, I'm not afraid of freeways or traffic!
Oh my! Maybe I wouldn't have been as terrified at age 16. I didn't start driving until after I was 20.Delete
What a way to remember a place :)ReplyDelete
I'd love to visit the States especially the South.ReplyDelete
Come on over. I don't live in the South, but I would like to meet you!Delete
Whoa look at that traffic! Hate waiting in traffic.ReplyDelete
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On this particular night, there was no waiting. Just zooming and zooming!Delete
I keep chanting a mantra to myself when I'm in crazy city traffic like that. The mantras vary, but usually are something like "Steady On!"ReplyDelete
I would never forgive him for that, lol! I don't like driving in the best of situations, and I don't think I would like driving in Dallas at all.ReplyDelete
He still hears about it! :)Delete
The traffic is crazy there. My dad lives outside of Dallas, so we drive in the area often. In fact, I drove through Ft. Worth a couple of weeks ago, and EVERY time we drive through there we sit and sit in traffic. No matter what time, we're at crawl... every time.ReplyDelete
I've lived in Denver and even in Phoenix (one of the largest cities in the US) and nothing compared to DFW traffic.
Oh, and they are rude drivers as well.
It was crazy for sure! And we were going through around midnight!Delete
and I used to COMMUTE in that shit EVERY SINGLE DAY! HATED IT..... :) It is pretty forgettable. :) LOLReplyDelete
I can't imagine! Did you ever get used to it?Delete
I spent half of September '12, and all of October in Dallas last year on a contract job. Luckily the hotel was literally half a mile from the job, on back streets. I got on the freeway to go to the airport (DFW is the WORST airport I've ever been in, BTW), to go visit relatives. A total of about 4 times driving in the most insane traffic I've ever experienced in my life (and I've driven in Boston, no less).ReplyDelete
I was asked to take the job permanently, and my immediate answer was NO EFFING WAY!
Can't say that I blame you. I can't imagine having to drive in that traffic everyday.Delete
Dallas traffic sucks!! Houston traffic even worse. At least I knew how to get into the carpool lane in Dallas; in Houston you had to belong to a secret society to get in the carpool lane!!ReplyDelete
LOL A secret society, huhDelete