I live in a city that never sleeps. Dallas, Texas. The city with no limits
Dallas, TX, where Ft. Worth and Dallas meet together at the crossroads at DFW Airport.
The bank I used to call up every day to get the time and temperature always had a greeting that said, Dallas, The city with no limits.
Well, that said, how do I put it in a way that makes it seem so very true? Well, there are no limits as far as speed on the city streets is concerned, that's for sure! Boy do they like to drive over the speed limit here in Big - D.
What I think makes Texas different than all other states besides having about 4 different geographic zones of climate and is the largest state in the continental USA. It is a place of rebels with and without a cause. Mainly the best thing about Texas is Dallas. It is a place where Big Tex stands during the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, where the Texas Star spins around and the Sky Ride takes you from end to end over the Cotton Bowl .
Once the Long Horn Ballroom sat on Corinth at Lamar St. There used to be the Sportatorium , on what used to be called Industrial Blvd . There was also my favorite place to go to on Ft. Worth Avenue that actually connects Dallas to Ft. Worth, called Bronco Bowl , where people bowled and played pool and even practice archery. For good eating just down the street, was old Austin's Barbecue where the food was as tender as Ol Austin's heart.Well we don't have that place to go to any more and certainly there is no more Mr. Hamburgers either. The only few remnants from the old days is Country Burger on Hampton road in Oak Cliff and further north there next to the Salvation Army thrift store is one of my still very favorites, located on Inwood road at Harry Hines, Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse BBQ.
The city of noise on Illinois and drag racing that goes on late at night. People shop at Walmart and like to shop late past midnight and early morning to get the mark downs wearing either their rollers and flip flops or their bedroom robes. For a fact, I have seen it all at the Walmart. It is a place that has enough space to park enough cars to fill 2 football fields. The ceiling at Walmart is so high that you could practically hang glide from the top of it and swoop down like a bird if you had wings.
The man made lakes of Dallas were dug up a long time ago. The main thing that is actually not man-made is the Trinity River that runs south of Downtown and goes east to west. You can see things in Dallas that you might not see in other cities. For instance, you might want to play tennis at the local Kiest Park on one of the many lighted courts or spend time Downtown at Deep Elum.
I have driven with my wife to the West End and we bought fudge from the Fudge Factory but more is going on now in North Oak Cliff, with the new Bishop Arts District . In any case, there is lots going on here in Dallas and if you try to sleep you might just miss some of the main events, such as gun shots fired during holiday time past midnight or the sirens of local fire and rescue crews that go back and forth 24/7 and wake me up in the middle of a good night's sleep. Yep. I try to sleep in the city that never sleeps but then I do get some rest at times.
Truckers like to pass through and so do bikers. It's a mixed up city. Full of Mexican Taco Stands and BBQ and even a fancy restaurant like Long John Silver's or Taco Bell. Just kidding. There are restaurants in Dallas I can't afford to go to so why should I write about things I have no experience with? Keeping it low profile, I am living in a city full of poor people and a few rich folk mixed in between. We have our share of crime and homeless people, gays and lesbians and straight. Rednecks, Gun toting and biker types and actual cowboys that live in ranch houses on the outskirts of the city. In any case, Dallas is currently being a place of refuge for many thousand people now who have come here to get away from the floods caused by hurricane Harvey. I once worked for a guy named Harvey and he was a good person to give me a job when I was right out of high school Bet people are teasing him right now about his name.
Good night for now, persona paper. Better tomorrows and enjoy your Labor Day Monday off of work. Remember, it's 5 O'clock somewhere on the planet.
Image Credit » pen icon by Anthony Davis, author of this post.