I'm linking up with my bloggy buddy Michelle @ a little bit of this and that to tell you ladies all about where I live.
Welcome to "Me on the Map: The Big D" aka Dallas, Texas ... yee haw! I bet if you are not from the South and/or have never been here, you think we ride horses, wear cowboy hats and have thick Southern accents. Negative.
If you heard me talk, the only thing you would pick up on is that I say "y'all". Other than that, I probably talk just like you! If you go to smaller cities in Texas, you will definitely notice accents, but most people from large cities do not have Southern accents at all.
Dallas is the 9th largest city in all of the U.S. and 3rd largest in Texas. Our beautiful skyline:
Cowboys Stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world with the largest HD video screen measuring 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall. It cost $1.15 billion dollars to build Cowboys Stadium. Unreal.
The Ballpark in Arlington (original name, huh?), is where the Texas Ranger's play and where you can find me THIS FRIDAY for Opening Day!
I currently live very close to the suburb of Plano, which is where I grew up. Uptown Dallas is the area I lived for 2 years before moving to my current apartment. Uptown is known for it's dense retail, restaurants and nightlife all within walking distance from where you live. A pic of some retail in Uptown:
And Plano, the Dallas Suburb I call "home" is where I grew up. Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas and was ranked as the safest place to live in America by Forbes in 2010. The Shops at Legacy in Plano:
So we've covered shopping, food and sports. All the important things in life.
Hopefully I've dispelled the myth that we're a bunch of hicks and stuck in the olden age. We're actually quite a trendy city with lots to do. Hopefully you'll agree. And that's me on the map!