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Day 160: Last Day in Dallas

I do not have many pictures from my last day in Dallas. The day flew by as we enjoyed our last few hours in our fancy hotel room and then drove around Dallas and the outer suburbs to enjoy our last day driving the Mustang.

When we checked out of the hotel, we were careful not to pack any stuff from the room. Everything had a price tag associated with it, as shown on this menu:

That isn't a list for room services. All those delicious sounding snacks were in the room, tempting us:

While we drove around the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, we stopped for lunch at Whataburger. Apparently this is a Texas fast food chain. Best part was the Spicy Ketchup for our fries, which we decided should be included with all fries, everywhere.

The fries were pretty good too:

Things we learned on this trip to Dallas:
  • Dallas toll roads and freeways are pretty incredible. They must have cost a fortune.
  • If you go to Dallas, rent a car. It made everything easier.
  • We felt like we wasted a bunch of time on Friday because we didn't plan anything. Next time we go on vacation, we will plan better because we could have crammed more stuff in.
  • Downtown Dallas' financial district, where are hotel was, is quite boring. Again, driving made things better.
  • Dallas felt eerily similar to Minneapolis at times (besides the fact that it was sunny and warm). They have most of the same chains and stores. The landscape looked really similar too.

Would I recommend a trip to Dallas to other people? Probably not. It is not a town that is built for tourism. As a result, it made it difficult to figure out where to go and what to do with ourselves. Unless you are super-comfortable wasting time and driving about like Brian and I are, I do not recommend taking a vacation there.

That being said, Brian and I had an excellent time and I do not regret it for a second.


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