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  • Day13

    Deep in the Heart of Texas

    June 3 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    The Sunset Limited sped through the night via Palm Springs and into Nebraska. The landscape is now much more desert-like, with great cacti lining the track. My lunch companions were interesting - Rob, a young, overweight railroad worker whose only trip outside the USA was to China where his wife comes from. ‘They do great Chinese food there’ he explained. Really?

    We were joined by a loud voice approaching our table which exclaimed ‘Hi, am Hooleeana and am a cansa suvayva fom Mehico.’ Come again? Oh, you’re a cancer survivor from Mexico, Juliana - thanks for sharing that. ‘Yo wanna see ma scas?’ No thank you ... but it was too late, the top was raised. ‘You like ma haya?’ she said, pointing to her bright red Tina Turner coiffure. ‘Ees a wig’ . ‘El Paso looks nice’ I said, trying to change the subject. ‘El Paso - yoo kidding - ees the ampit of yoo ess of a.’ Ah well, back to lunch.

    We travelled through the great belly of Texas - hour after hour of endless desert and scrubland with occasional mountain ranges - like scenes from so many westerns. Early on the morning of day 2 on the Sunset Limited we arrived in San Antonio. My planned connection to Dallas was interrupted due to flooding on the line, and the Texas Eagle train only went as far as Fort Worth. From here I caught a local train for the hour-long trip to Dallas (sings: ‘Big D, Little A, Double L,, A S’ - name the musical).

    Big D was hot and humid but still cloudy. Went for a walk to the Texas Book Depositary and Dealey Plaza where President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. It was a strange feeling to be standing on the spot so familiar from TV documentaries.
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  • Day1392

    USA Tour - Dallas - Texas

    January 3 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    I FINALLY MADE IT! 17 hours after leaving St Louis I arrived in Dallas, Texas

    And it was pissing it down!

    I was so fucked off, hadn’t slept at all on the coach it’s 6:30am, I’m drenched, I have no WiFi to order an Uber and generally annoyed so Dallas didn’t get off to the best of starts!

    I made my way to my hostel which was about a 20 minute walk from the bus station, carrying two bags which were heavy on roads with no pavements. I knew I was far too early to check into my hostel but I was just hoping to leave my bags there and maybe sit down. However Lady Luck must of been looking down at me as the woman on reception let me check in at 7am which was 9 hours early! I could of cried, I was tired and just wanted to sleep so I ran to my room threw all my stuff on my bed and just passed out. I was lucky enough to remember to set my alarm for the Liverpool V City game.

    I had a few hours sleep and went to find a bar for the game. Ended up going with a guy called Bruno who was staying in my hostel to an Irish bar for the game. We got talking to a guy from St Louis who was a Liverpool fan who used to live in Sheffield 😂😂 then a Manc came in from fallowfield!

    Liverpool lost but it was a good laugh having a few beers watching the game - felt like home for a bit

    After the game I went back the hostel and just slept all afternoon and all night.

    I was exhausted
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  • Day1393

    USA Tour - Dallas - Texas

    January 4 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Lazy day today. I walked around Deep Ellum and came across a bar called Adair’s Saloon - proper little dive bar. It was awesome. I spent a few hours in there. Cool tunes, good food and excellent beer. This area is much cooler than it seems, you get to know it just by being there, drinking, eating and watching the world go by!Read more

  • Day1395

    USA Tour - Dallas - Texas

    January 6 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Chill day today. After watching the NFL the night before and not getting back till late I decided to have a nice chill day as I’m almost 30 😂😂😂

    I stayed around my local area of Deep Ellum as I do think it’s the best area of Dallas.

    I saw a bar on my first day called Ruin bar so I headed there as it had an outside seating area.

    Not going to lie, I sat there all day and made my way through the beer menu and watched the day go by

    14/10 would recommend
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  • Day2

    Dallas, TX

    April 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Visited The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
    Saw the AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys ).
    RV Park - Plantation Place, Sunnyvale, TX. Saw signs of damage from tornado that hit the area in December 2015.

  • Day131


    November 21, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    In Dallas angekommen musste ich erst meinen Camper abgeben, vermissen werde ich die fünf Stunden fahren pro Tag sicher nicht! Freundlicherweise hat mir Zeke für die Zeit in Dallas seine Couch zum schlafen angeboten. Zeke hat mir jedoch nicht nur seine Couch angeboten, er wollte mir auch sein Texas und sein Dallas zeigen.
    Seine Leidenschaft für Bier führte uns nach Deep Ellum, ein Quartier mit vielen kleinen Brauereien und Bars. Amerika ist nicht gerade für seine Biere bekannt (Budweisser / Coors) vielfach gibt es jedoch kleinere lokale Brauereien die gute Alternativen herstellen. Auch waren wir bei Topgolf wo ich meine erste Erfahrungen mit Golf sammeln konnte.
    Den kleinen Teil von Dallas den ich gesehen habe hat mich positiv überrascht. Waffen werden hier nicht getragen (zumindest nicht offen), Homosexuelle sieht man immer wieder und die Stimmung ist eher offen gegenüber neuem. Die vielen grünen Wiesen, Pferdeställe und auch Trails mitten in der Stadt gaben einem dass Gefühl nicht in einer Millionenmetropole zu sein. Wie in vielen anderen Amerikanischen Städten ist jedoch das Öffentliche Verkehrsnetz schlecht ausgebaut und ein Auto unverzichtbar.

    Thanksgiving - Operation Turkey:
    Diesen Tag des beisammen seins wollte ich mit all den Menschen verbringen die es nicht einfach im Leben haben. Die Operation Turkey hat sich dazu verschrieben allen Leuten in Not eine warme Thanksgiving-Mahlzeit zu geben. Ich war echt positiv überrascht wie viele Menschen sich freiwillig morgens um 8 dazu versammelt hatten. Ich fand eine Gruppe die sich zur (berühmt berüchtigten) Zeltstadt von Dallas aufmachen wollte und habe mich direkt angeschlossen. Jedem Obdachlosen dieser Zeltstadt konnten wir eine unserer fast einhundert Mahlzeit geben und ihn mit warmer Kleidung ausstatten.
    Um all diese Eindrücke zu verarbeiten brauchte ich einen langen Spaziergang durch Dallas bevor es wieder zurück zu Zeke ging.
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  • Day23

    Fort Worth und Dallas

    September 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Nach der langen Fahrt mussten wir noch eine Stunde fahren um nach Dallas zukommen.
    Ein Vorort von Dallas heißt Fort Worth. Henry wollte in einen Botanischen Garten rein gehen, als wir da waren wollte er dann doch nicht mehr.😂🙈 Da wir echt Hunger hatten, haben wir nach einem All you can eat Restaurant geguckt. Wir haben auch schnell welche gefunden. Jedoch hat die Stadt eine alte Westernstadt die wir uns als erstes angeguckt haben.
    Deswegen ging es nach der Westernstadt in das Restaurant. Wir konnten es kaum glauben, für 10$ ein riesen Buffet. Es war jetzt nicht das beste Essen aber es gab viel Auswahl. Gestärkt ging es wieder in die Westernstadt zurück, weil wir noch mehr sehen wollten von der Stadt.
    Ich wollte dann noch unbedingt in die Gas Monkey Garage. Wir fuhren also nach Dallas rein und haben uns die Garage anguckt.
    Danach ging es in die Innenstadt von Dallas.
    Es war eine sehr interessante Stadt mit vielen Gedenkstätten. Vor allem die von John F. Kennedy, weil er in Dallas erschossen wurde.
    Auf der Straße ist sogar markiert wo er gerötet worden ist. 😳
    Es wurde dunkel und es ging wieder zurück zum Auto. Auf dem Weg dorthin haben wir eine lustige Uhr gefunden die mit einer Kettenreaktion funktioniert.

    Am Auto angekommen sind wir wieder 1 Stunde zu nächsten Rest Area gefahren.
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  • Day1


    May 27, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Route 66, known affectionately as "The Mother Road" is the quintessential cross-country road trip experience. From Chicago through the beating heart of America and down to Los Angeles, the route officially ends at the Santa Monica Pier. The road reached peak popularity in the late 40's and early 50's before being officially removed from the US Highway System in 1985. After a few years, travelers from America and beyond started feeling tinges of nostalgia, and by the end of the 1980's it was fast becoming one of the most popular road trip routes once more.

    Vinit and I had always wanted to travel the historic route 66 that stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, spanning over more than 5 states. We picked memorial weekend this year, time of the year that transitions from spring to summer, the most ideal and pleasant weather pretty much all along this historic highway, to finally do this road trip, we plan to do this from Dallas TX to Santa Ana CA. Accompanying us is Vinit's brother, Harshal who is visiting us from India & he sure is for a big surprise!!!

    The first highlight of this exciting trip was a quick pit stop at Starbucks to meet my childhood friend Melody along with her husband Danny & just turned one year old Liam, such an adorable and playful toddler ... missing him already :(
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  • Day24

    Hot Springs/ Dallas

    November 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 73 °F

    Yesterday I drove into hot springs national park in Arkansas. I did not enjoy it. It was basically just a row of really old bath houses that were naturally heated. There were no bathable hot springs. They were way too hot. But you could pay a lot of money to take a soak at one of the other bath houses. Basically it's just where old rich white people in like the 20s went to socialize and cleanse. So I didn't stay there long. I went to my campsite and fell asleep really early. This morning I drove into Dallas. I waited in line for an hour for the best rated bbq. Worth it. That brisket was so good. Then I drove a lot more until I got too tired and am now about to nap at a rest stop. I've been driving for some 11 hours today, nearly the entirety of Texas east to west. By far the least interesting day this far but also so delicious.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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