Blogs from Dallas, Texas, United States, North America - page 15


North America » United States » Texas » Dallas March 8th 2008

Lots and lots of sleep today. So nice. Went to lunch. Craig said we had to go to the Ryder shop to look at something. I didn’t quite understand why but was game for anything. As we started driving, I sort of paying attention, sort of not. But I did notice that we got off at the exit for the zoo. “No, we’re going to the Ryder shop.” And we took the turn to the zoo, and ended up next to the zoo. Woohoo! We went to the zoo! So much fun! Gorillas, orangutans, lions, birds, snakes (Beth doesn’t like snakes), antelope… There was even a whole section devoted to animals that live in Texas- including long horn cattle. Work at the hotel, dinner at a Mexican restaurant with live music of people singing various popular ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas March 3rd 2008

Before I decided to try my luck at CRM, I was warned that there could be periods of time when projects might be few and far between. With the recent troubles at TXDot, a major source of funding to the CRM firm where I am currently employed, many projects were either put on hold or scrapped altogether. Winter is typically slow for CRM firms anyway. This period of inactivity has also coincided with a major change in my life. My husband and I seperated at the beginning of the year, and I have been preoccupied with the business of setting myself up in an apartment and with the upcoming sale of our house. I have also been practicing with my camera to keep myself from getting too bored. Thankfully I am scheduled to start working at ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas February 28th 2008

Pioneer Plaza, Dallas This was a wonderful surprise . It’s located in Dallas by the Pioneer Cemetery and is a 4.2 acre plaza. It’s the world’s largest bronze monument. The Texas 2008 State Travel Guide states there are 40 Texas Longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horseback. We didn’t count the steers, but did see the three cowboys. ... read more
Texas longhorn
Cowboy #1
Cowboy #2

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas January 2nd 2008

From Memphis I travelled to Dallas where I spent my first sober New Year's Eve since I was about 12. Having been up since 5am, and not wanting to venture out of my hotel I took phone calls from people back home (who again were far too drunk for me to have a proper conversation with) before heading to bed at around 10.30. Dallas seemed to be a bit of a ghost town the following day, but then it was a public holiday. Some of the area attractions were open however, and my forst port of call was the 6th Floor museum. The museum is in the old Texas Book Depository, the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly) shot John F Kennedy on the road outside in 1963. I actually found the experience quite poignant, ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas December 31st 2007

I'm leaving in 12 hours! And I must say that this is a damn good way to start off the new year. I'll miss you, Steph! Wish I could take you with me! So much to do. I'm gonna make some nachos. My next post will be from Malaga, Spain! I can't wait to tell you all about it! ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas December 15th 2007

Can't believe it's time to leave! We are frantically packing, checking our lists and finishing up our shifts.....check us out here from time to time for all our travels. We are going to miss all of our friends, family and coworkers and look forward to seeing you all on our return. self portrait of the marriage proposal acceptance Wedding Website LINK ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas November 22nd 2007

Lento Dallasiin oli tunnin verran myohassa ja siita seurasi tietenkin JFK:n kyseessa ollessa lisaa odotusta koneen odottaessa kiitoradalle paasya. Saa oli kirkas joten koko matkan nakyviin tuli kaupunkien valoja, toiset pienempia toiset suurempia. Dallas - Fort Worth metropolialue olikin helppo erottaa kun sinne asti ehdimme, siina maarin oli kokoa valokeskittymalla. Etukateen olin varannut vuokra-auton koska arvatenkin liikkuminen muulla tavoin ei ole mahdollista, ja majoitusta pariksi yoksi kaupungin etelalaidalta. Vuokra-autofirman virkailija kysyi etta riittaako varmasti compact luokan auto, ja niin arvelin riittavan. Ei se Dodge caliber ihan europpalaista kasitysta compact luokan autosta vastannutkaan joten riitti kylla. Google mapsista haettujen ajo-ohjeiden turvin osuinkin lahelle mutta tarkkaa osoitetta ei tahtonut loytya, autovuokraamonkin kartta oli melko ylimalkainen. Mu... read more
Dealey plaza

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas November 10th 2007

I'm currently working on an excavation located in Garland, TX. The site is right next to the new Firewheel mall, and we are testing the area in advance of the construction for the new extension to Highway 190. Many people are surprised to know that archaeology is happening right in their own backyard. The most common question is why? What could we possibly be finding? The answer is that much of CRM work is required because of state and federal laws that say that any development on public land has to be tested to determine if any cultural resources will be destroyed in the constuction process, and to try to recover a sample of the material before it is destroyed. What we find depends very much on the region, but in general evidence of human activity ... read more
Recording a feature
You don't see this everyday!

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas September 10th 2007

Manatees! That was the only thing on my mind going into, during, and after our visit to the Dallas World Aquarium located right in downtown Dallas. I had never seen one before and the sight shocked, awed, and delighted me. Shocked because those things are HUGE. Awed because they seemed so peaceful and HUGE. And delighted because they just peacefully floated from place to place munching on lettuce. They were the highlight of the aquarium by a long shot. Other highlights included the penguins, which darted back and forth in the water. One was in the process of shedding its feathers so it wasn't in the mood to play. Its apparently a very stressful time for them. Poor penguin. I also enjoyed the shark tunnel. You could just sit there and relax and have the sharks ... read more
Shark Tunnel

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas September 7th 2007

SeaTac Airport's relatively new Terminal A is nice. I was irritated by wi-fi problems, but impressed by all the shops, cafés, power outlets, and comfy chairs and benches. Wow! Long, flat, padded benches... perfect for sleeping during a long layover. I've never seen such a thing. I'm sure in my pre-9/11 youth they created all those awkward rows of chairs with armrest dividers to prevent transients from sleeping in the airport... for better or worse, that's not an issue in today's permanently secured areas. And the guy ahead of me in line at the x-ray had to throw away his tube of toothpaste. Speaking of permanently secured areas, D/FW is a crazily pre-9/11 airport trying to make it in a post-9/11 world. Huge, extravagant, mall-like shopping and restaurant centers in each terminal... but every single venue ... read more

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