Tuesday, June 28, 2011
My Twilight Challenge team has a photo blog challenge going right now, and week 1 is to blog about where you live. One thing I love about this team is that we have active members in many countries around the world. So here's my story:
I live in a suburb just north of Dallas, Texas. I've been here 5 years now. I'm surrounded by construction. To give you an idea, in 2000 this town had 3,636 people living in it. Now it has 24,947 according to the website. It's been one of the fastest growing places in the nation. We call it urban sprawl.
This is our state flag. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest urban area in the country. It covers 9,286 miles and has 6.3 million people all together. In other words it's huge and there is always a lot to choose from.
We're really proud of our Dallas Mavericks basketball team for winning Championship this year. Dirk (in the picture) is my favorite player.
In the Dallas area you also the Dallas Cowboys (football) the Dallas Stars (hockey), and the Texas Rangers (baseball) plus many other minor league teams. Great place to be if you are a sports fan.
I personally love all the art and here are a couple of sculptures that speak to our states heritage:
Horses racing through a water fountain.
There are a lot of places throughout the metroplex where you can find Texas Longhorn statues. If you want to see them in real life, just visit the Ft. Worth stockyards.
Last but not least, an image of the Dallas skyline at night. One thing I love is that my BFF and I can do all kinds of races just about any week of the year. There are always lots of options.
Right now I'm loving the sunshine and the pool. I'm a summer girl at heart and the Texas heat does not bother me.
I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of Dallas. Y'all have a great week now!