Friday, December 7, 2012

Road Trip (Part 18): Arkansas, Dallas

Today's trip was Little Rock, AR to Dallas, TX.  Little Rock was celebrating Columbus Day, so the Cathedral was closed.  All the Bill Clinton stuff was either closed or charging admission.  I got kind of frustrated.  First it takes an hour to find my hotel, then everything was closed?  Little Rock, you're killing me here.

The only non-closed place was Old Mill Park.  That is a really nice nature park.  It was used in Gone with the Wind, not that I've seen that movie or read the book.  I can see why they'd want to use this location in a movie, though.  It's very scenic.



After that was a drive to Texas.  In Texas, the highways only have two lanes, which is a major hindrance to driving, because inevitably, you'll get two trucks side-by-side in both lanes, holding up traffic.  Texas Law says that the left lane is only used for passing, which helps traffic a little bit, but doesn't completely eliminate it.

I had to get an oil change, which delayed me for about 40 minutes.  I arrived in Dallas/Plano at 4:30, and it turns out everything here closes at 5:00.  I looked around for local sights, such as the aquarium/museum (closed for repairs, shoot!).  I had to settle for the antique store, which was huge, but didn't have much of interest for me.

The reason I decided to go to Plano (on the outskirts of Dallas), instead of Dallas proper, was Amazing Jake's Buffet.  It was advertised as a major attraction, on Dallas' tourism website.  It ended up being a disappointment for me.  If I was ten years old, I would love this place; they have an arcade, go-karts, laser tag, minigolf, a carousel and movie theater.  But my interest was in the gigantic buffet, and it turns out that the buffet was rather threadbare.  It had salad, pizza and...that's it.  I've seen much bigger and better buffets at home, hands down.  It seems odd that they use the 80-foot buffet as their main selling point, when it is the least attractive part of an otherwise fantastic place.  That's like Disneyland marketing itself as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Place.

For dinner, I went to Love & War in Texas instead.  It was a nice place, but the warthog quesadillas gave me food poisoning.  Or maybe I'm just allergic to warthogs.  Either way, it made me sick.

That's probably why this entry in my travel journal is so negative.  I was sick when I wrote it.

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