Life in the Big D
Dallas is an interesting city (for lack of better words). I recently met someone who was asking me how I like Dallas. I told him that, meh, it’s okay. I’m used to it now, but I don’t love it. I continued to tell him that part of the reason why I don’t care so much for Dallas is because there is no natural beauty. We don’t have the rolling hills like Austin. We aren’t surrounded by mountains like Denver or Salt Lake City. We aren’t on any major body of water like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, of even Chicago (Lake Michigan is beautiful if I say so myself). Dallas just doesn’t have any of that. It’s relatively flat and it’s sprawling. What we do have are a lot of highways and lots of fly overs.
But I’m trying to make the best of it. As an urban planner, perhaps living in Dallas is perfect because there is plenty to do to make it a more livable city. While I don’t know how long I will be in Dallas; maybe a few more months, maybe a lifetime; I am trying to make the best of it by exploring all that it has to offer. Be sure to check out my Dresdner Does DFW list as well as my Snapshots of the City to explore with me all that DFW has to offer!