17.07.2010 - 17.07.2010 40 °C
Today was a case of getting up early, early enough that I couldn't get breakfast at the ranch so that I could get to the airport - drop off my white Texas plated Hyndai Accent at Austin airport, pick up my new car and drive north to Dallas.
I made the drive from Bandera to Austin in good time and had soon enough dropped off one car and picked up another. I would be driving to Dallas in a red Nebraska plated Chevy Cobalt. Wherever I can I have tried to avoid driving on the interstates, America just can't be seen at 65mph. As it was today, I cut off the interstate as soon as I could and hit a US highway that ran pretty much parallel to the interstate but some three miles east of it. In little time the hills of central Texas were plataeued into the endless fields of maze that line the route north.
What with stopping occasionally to explore small town America I got to Dallas later in the evening than I had expected. Already I can tell Dallas won't be one of my favourite places I've visited. It is a huge spralling metropolis that has fused with the city of Fort Worth in the west. If you look on a map you'll see that Dallas is mostly a huge motorway and you'd be nearly spot on. I'm only here for one day before I begin my journey north so I will make the most of it whilst I'm here.