And just like that, I’ve hit two weeks in Dallas! An @ikeausa trip was in order this weekend, and so was some unpacking. This house will be a home very soon! 🥰 In other news, I’m barely using GPS when I leave the house and I’m looking forward to venturing out to a couple new coffee shops this week.😊 Even though I’ve been here just a couple of weeks, there are a few things that I keep noticing, so I have to share them with you 😂:
▫️The later sunsets. At first I chalked up my questioning the sunset time to adjusting to the time zone, but it’s true. The sun stays out longer here than in Sacramento. I checked the times on my phone, and there’s a 30 minute difference.
▫️Service is superior around here. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the gas station, OfficeMax, or a steakhouse, you’re going to be treated well - and thet’s before @mrenere + I say that we’re new to town. That gets us even more surprises: desserts after dinner, round of drinks and fantastic recommendations. It’s so kind!
▫️There is an influx of @starbucks drive-thru’s and they are so small. While small, they are designed really well. BUT I was caught off guard by a “FaceTime” experience this morning when ordering my coffee from the car. I went to the drive-thru location intentionally because I was looking rough…and then at the menu, my baristas face was looking back at me. “Hey, I see you!” I said… he said “I see you too! Hello.” 😳 #saywhat?
▫️Speaking of the word drive - people drive fast as hell on the freeway. And it’s not like I’m not a slow driver saying this! It’s especially noticeable because drivers are either going 70+ (70 is the speed limit on many highways) or 45-50 mph and there’s no in between. Lane changes? Abrupt. Highway loops and lanes? A/plenty. 🤷🏽♀️
▫️The city roads are so bad. I can’t do anything but laugh… and hope I don’t hit a pothole.
I plan to share all of these experiences on the blog once I get a little more time under my belt! But, right now, I’m just enjoying the process of learning my new city. 💗