Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dallas Baby!

On Saturday the 21st, a friend of mine was taking some furniture to Dallas, so I hitched a ride and kept her company. In return for my selfless act, she nicely drove around Dallas so I could take pictures of things since I'd never been. They aren't the best pics, but it's what I got so I thought I would share with you. Enjoy!

In the distance you can see a building with a white dome top. That's where the Dallas Cowboys play!

This hotel reminded me of the "Park Barrington" from Family Guy...it's a hotel that doesn't allow any Asians, so the reporter (Tricia Takanawa) has to stand outside.

Just some really tall buildings.

Sidways stop lights... Also, if you notice the walkway in the distance that goes over the street, there is a sign hanging down off of a building below that and to the right (it looks like a little red line in this pic).

Here is a closer-up view of that little red line. That's right, it says "First Baptist Church"... I thought it was funny since it looked like the old signs they used to hang that said "Motel"...

Here's a side of a HUGE building...Guessing it's either a Disney/Pixar building (or something to that effect), or they are sure getting paid OODLES to have this on there...


Here's a mural painted on the Dallas Aquarium that is just opposite the Wall*E mural building. They've got penguins in the basement...

Here's an "oddly" shaped (HUGE) building by the two mural buildings.

Another "oddly" shaped building.


Um, it's a Paramount sign...


We thought this was odd that there would be two huge wooden owls in downtown Dallas, but as we got a little further up the road we realized that the building right behind it was Hooters. Oh well, the owls were a sight to see!

I had no idea what to expect when I saw this...


Here's what's in front of Dick's (it's a restaurant).

I'd never seen these in real life, let alone a "herd" of them...

I thought this was interesting and just had to take a picture of it. You decide....

A college SO fancy they have their own banner announcing it!!! Actually, just down from this banner is a nice permanent sign.


View from the truck's sun/moon roof. REALLY tall buidling...


Thought this was a cool looking building.

This little log cabin/building was amongst all the cement downtown.

"American Airlines Center" Home of the Mavericks (basketball) and the Stars (hockey). It had a lot of parking and was located right next to the freeway as well as rail tracks. Talk about options! They have concerts etc. here too.

You might be asking why did I take a picture of a Coors Light billboard as I was going down the freeway...well, it's because it has a REAL LIVE WATERFALL built into it. I thought that was pretty cool!

Here's a better pic.


I thought this was odd...these stores are everywhere down there... It's a regular site, just like passing a Burger King or a Blockbuster in Idaho...

Texas has a day AND night speed limit. I didn't know this, but thought it was interesting when I saw the two signs...

And arriving back in Oklahoma. They went all out on the sign...it's made of stone.


All in all it was an interesting trip. Mostly because I learned that I'm only about 200 miles away from Dallas...I thought I lived A LOT farther away. I'm glad I got the chance to go, expecially because I wasn't using MY gas, but wish Jordan could've come too. (-He had to stay at home with the kiddos since there wasn't room in the vehicle, and I don't think my friend wanted the vehicle covered in dog hair!!!!) Jordan and I will have to go down sometime when gas prices go down....hopefully we're still alive then! :)

2 comments:

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

I love exploring new cities that I've never been too. Your pics took me back to my days in LA. There's nothing like going through downtown of a large metro city! So glad you enjoyed time with a good friend! :)
-melissa

Weideman said...

Great pics! Yes, TX has its quirks, did you notice seeing "Texoma" signs on your way(TX combined with OK) and on the otherside of the state they have "Texarkana" - I thought that was bizare! Have you checked out Oklahoma City yet- it has some great sites too - the zoo is one of the best, the botantical gardens are great, and the Bombing Memorial is a must see too. It also has the best Chinese food I have ever had, but I don't remember the name :( Living in new places makes for great exploring! (and not only the gas prices the toll ways down there kill ya too!)