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Day 39

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Although I’m not working now, my friends still have to, so when Kelly headed off to work on Wednesday morning I made my way to a nearby Starbucks to take advantage of the free wi-fi (just offered as of July 1, used to be pretty expensive for Internet access).  Used that for a couple hours, then it was time to make my way to Dallas to meet up with a friend for lunch.

Darren is a buddy of mine going way back to Kindergarten.  We were in school together from K-12, and have periodically talked and gotten together over the years.  I last saw him late Fall near D.C. when he was on a business trip, but his home is in Dallas so a perfect chance to meet.  Darren, an experienced outdoorsman, was a big help with my last roadtrip as I geared up for my first camping opportunities.  Great to see you, buddy.

Darren and me eating at a "Jason's Deli" restaurant in Dallas

After lunch, I went to find a camera store as I had lost some accessories on some hikes I’ve done.  Found a shop nearby and replaced everything I needed.  From there, it was back to Fort Worth to relax for a bit and catch some exercise.  I don’t have any photos/video of it, but I was in a park nearby the Lockheed Martin plant, and I saw an F-16 making loops through the sky above.  Pretty cool.  The pilot seemed close enough to wave to, at times.

Then I was off to the restaurant Steel, in Dallas, to grab dinner with my ex-girlfriend, Thais. 

Dallas

Thais and I get along well.  The major reason the relationship ended back in 2009 was that she had to move for her job.  So no strife, no messiness, and it was great to pick up and laugh again with a person I always had fun with.  She also treated me to an amazing meal.

Our sushi platter

So this was my last night in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  On Thursday afternoon, Kelly and I pack up and head southwest on a 10-hour drive towards Big Bend National Park.  Big Bend is one of the least-visited national parks, but only because it is so remote.  Once you see pictures, you’ll understand why the drive is worth it.

joe

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  1. July 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    It’s been a few days. Thanks for the latest update. Can’t wait to see the pictures from BB. Hope you had a nice birthday.

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