Monday, March 28, 2011

Me on th Map: The Big D

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:

Along with being the winning title holder to the most shopping centers per capita than any other city in the United States, Dallas is also the winner of the title "City With The Most Restaurants per Capita".  So yes, we can shop and eat with the best of 'em.  Hence, why my jeans don't fit.  Guess I better head over to Galleria Mall: 

Dallas is known for its barbecue and Tex-Mex cuisine.  We also have several nationally ranked steakhouses including Bob's Steak & Chop House, currently ranked #1 according to the USDA Prime Steakhouses chart.  Holla.  I still have yet to go here and have always wanted to.  Still waiting for that hot date.

We are home to the Dallas Stars, the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.  The Stars and the Mavs both play at the American Airlines Center (below).  I lived across the street from here for 2 years, it was so convienent to walk to games. 
The Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers play in Arlington, Texas, which is about a 30 minute drive Southwest of Dallas. 

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!
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  1. ahhhh you're going to opening day...

    I got rather ummm ok well drunk in front of Mike Napoli once and probably SERIOUSLY embarrassed myself... next time I saw him he had no idea who I was. Problem solved hahah

    I want to come shop and eat with you! I seriously have Dallas on my list of places I must visit.


  2. Hubby went to Dallas with a friend last fall for a show and see a Cowboys game; didn't bring me anything back though, so I guess I'll have to go check it out on my own! ;)


  3. I'm from Dallas, too! :)

    Gotta love all of the things about this wonderful city.

    I live closer to The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano though.

  4. you did a great job, friend! dallas looks super fun and yes, trendy!

    can i come visit and go shopping?

  5. This is awesome. You've made me even more excited about my trip to Texas later this year!! :)

  6. I'm so jealous that you live in Dallas. I've always wanted to visit there, and perhaps move. Not to mention, I'm a die heart Cowboys fan. We have an entire room dedicated to our Dallas Cowboys stuff. Lol.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks so much for linking up with me! I loved learning more about where you live! I love all of the pictures! I'm so jealous that you are going to opening day! Dallas Stadium is insane! I want to go to Texas! It looks amazing! Some day ;) Thanks again for linking up! I really appreciate you taking the time for this post :) Happy Monday! XOXO

  8. GAWD, I'm HOMESICK. Oh how I miss Dallas......................... Corpus just doesn't compare. :(


  9. So if I come to see you, are you going to take me to see all these cool things?? :)

  10. dang girl! your city is pretty cool! and pretty! i adore big cities. i've been to dallas but never outside the walls of the airport!

  11. LOVE IT! and Dallas of course!!!!!! I have shopped at the Galleria sooo many times...i even have pictures in many of the stores of me acting stupid and trying on dumb stuff (of course i would).

    Hope you have had a great week! Glad to be back in blogland!!!

  12. I can totally see myself living in Big D!

    xo $ARMIN