Published May 16, 2005
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I am relocating to Dallas and I had the same idea of what Texas looks like.( Dry, dirt,no trees,.....like the cowboy movies) Thanks for clearing all that up. However, how far is Dallas from Ft Worth? Everyone tends to say "Dallasft.Worth" in one breath, but they are kinda far a part?
Well for the Fort Worth people they are not far enough apart!
Depending on WHERE you live in Dallas, it is pretty close. Most people think of them as twin cities. Lots of folks live in one city and work in another. The Trinty Railway Express (TRE) goes from Downtown Ft Worth to Downtown Dallas many times a day and is full of commuters!
I live in Fort Worth and Dallas is about 30 mi. for me. And yes, we sometimes wish Dallas was a little bit further. Of course, I'm originally from Chicago (yuck) so a city like Dallas brings back all the reasons I moved from Chicago. I would never consider taking a job in Dallas, primarily because I just think it's too far to travel. I would consider the mid-cities like Hurst, Euless and Bedford (HEB) or Arlington though.
FYI, ever since I moved here, I no longer get sinus infections. Yeah!
Kim O'Therapy, BSN, RN
I've lived in Texas all my life. The summers are hot. The further south you go the hotter it gets and the shorter the seasons are. If your looking for green, you need to head towards east Texas. My family lives in the Woodlands. There are lots of trees, mainly oak and pine. It's a beautiful place to live.
Very accurate post! I am in Sugar Land and love it. Trees everywhere.
I live in the Hill Country (Kerrville). I use to live by Beaumont, then lived in West Texas (near Abilene) and I would have to say the Kerrville area is about the nicest area around. It does get hot, but we also have cool evenings, beautiful sunsets and sunrises and nice people. I like the location because we are about 3 hours (maybe a little further) from the coast, about 45 minutes from Fiesta Texas (Six Flags), an hour from Sea World and of course the 9th largest city in the Nation.
You live in what I believe to be the prettiest parts of Texas-the Hill Country. Its beautiful up there.
Yes the texas hill country-kerrville is lovely and the weather is nice, it gets cool in the evenings and the hills are beautiful and the people are really friendly. If you get a chance, maybe take a mini vacation there-they have reasonal extended stay inns in the area that i stayed for 6wks. No one mentioned San Antonio, which it is hot, but the humidity is nothing like Houston or even Dallas and it's weather is more moderate, with maybe getting some ice once every 10-20 yrs, but it can go down to the 20's in the winter. It is home of the famous river walk with the river going through the city. It also has some great medical centers, including the Veterans Med Admin Center and BAMC a state of the art military hospital. Then the city offers public health nursing and of course there is research at the Univer Medical Center Hosp which is connected to the VAMC. It is home of Fiesta usually in April where the city has events all over the city and people worldwide visit this event that lasts for 10 days. Texas is so large 2nd largest state in the union that offers a variety of activities. I have lived in many states on the east coast and traveled to the west coast, but I have lived off and on in tx since 1984 including west tx and even the small town of big spring was nice to me, but hated the water there, but the big scenic mountain there i loved. So as you can see there is a lot happening in TX, not to mention many nurses choose correctional nursing which i worked also. TX has the only free-standing hospital in the nation for inmates in galveston, tx an island with i think if it is still the same may have one way on the island and one way off at the most 2. I worked at UTMB a great teaching hospital, where you can pick up some of the greatest skills there are for a beginning nurse and when i was there the staff was friendly, we even use to have little sabbatical meetings on the beach, it was a nice experience, so get out and explore while you have your youth. Nothing is in stone so if you really don't like it, you can always make changes since nursing is a wide open field.
I have not had a chance to visit the Hill Country yet, but I've done research on the internet. Can't wait to see it. Any good hiking there?
I have not had a chance to visit the Hill Country yet' date=' but I've done research on the internet. Can't wait to see it. Any good hiking there?[/quote']Yes!..all over. We are going on vacation to Concan, Texas. Aside from the campin activities at our campsite we are lookin into goin to Garner State Park which is really close and they have tones of hiking, and horseback riding etc. Enchanted Rock and Perdinales Falls are neat -the rock is an interesting and LONG climb! If you like nostalgia, Fredricksburg is a neat long weekend kinda trip. It has alot of antique stores and mom-n-pop craft type shopping. This town is also famous for its peaches which you can pick yourself at the groves-or any other of the many types of fruit that they grow out there. I like going to Austin and hiking up Mt. Bonnell (its a more well beaten path) because once u get to the top the view over Lake Travis is unbelievable!
Yes!..all over. We are going on vacation to Concan, Texas. Aside from the campin activities at our campsite we are lookin into goin to Garner State Park which is really close and they have tones of hiking, and horseback riding etc. Enchanted Rock and Perdinales Falls are neat -the rock is an interesting and LONG climb! If you like nostalgia, Fredricksburg is a neat long weekend kinda trip. It has alot of antique stores and mom-n-pop craft type shopping. This town is also famous for its peaches which you can pick yourself at the groves-or any other of the many types of fruit that they grow out there.
I like going to Austin and hiking up Mt. Bonnell (its a more well beaten path) because once u get to the top the view over Lake Travis is unbelievable!
I grew up in Mississippi and can remember driving from Jackson to Las Curces NM (just over the Texas state line) in August. Leaving Jackson was very typical with highs in the mid 90s and what was always a minimum of 75% humidity. This was my first time to be in Texas and I also had the image of desert and cowboys but I remember being suprised that for what seemed like at least a couple of hours the landscape and temp seemed just like Mississippi, Louisiana. Then somewhere past Dallas-Fort Worth the landscape became more like a parire and the humidity was less. As we drove for what seemed like hours in this simi- humid (Much better than Mississippi) but hot prarie, the desert started, or at least the closest thing I've ever seen to a desert. We must have driven for four or five hours through this desert before reaching El Paso and the state line. By this point the temp was 100 but it was the dryest heat (actually the only dry heat) I had ever experienced. It was actually rather comfortable. Much more so than the 90 something degrees of lush and green Tyler. I discoveed that one cannot classify Texas in regards to weather, landscape, or culture. Eating lunch in East Texas I felt no different than in Mississippi but by the time we reached El Paso I felt like in a different world- with weather, landscape, and culture. BTW, I really feel in love with the desert on that trip. Especially as you come into southern New Mexico from west Texas. Most folks say it is ugly and dirty but I have always thought it was a very special place.
The heat was extreme and I could not get a house built w/ a basement for love or money! (Gosh, even willing to pay for it we could not find a home contractor willing to put one in. And I wanted one just in case of a tornado.)
I'm afraid this is common throughout the South. I grew up in Mississippi and do not think I ever actually saw a basement until I moved to Penn. in my early twenties. Folks were always suprised that we didnt have basements back home and would ask me "where do you go for all the tornados"? In the bathtub with a mattress pulled over us, where else?
Most of Texas is not desert like, but it is HOT. But, we have no state income tax :)
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