This photo was taken in 2003 and posted on the Journalspace blog sometime after that.
Not being a huge fan of large cities, I stayed out of Los Angeles as much as possible. I hated it, every bit of it. The only time I went to LA was if I had company from out of town and took them sightseeing through Orange County beaches, Disney Land, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Venice Beach, etc. Other than that, I stayed out of town. Once the MetroLink was in operation, I then took day trips by train into town and explored on my own by foot and public transportation.
Dallas is different. I love Dallas. For the past 4 years I have spent periods of time working in the Metroplex stretching from North Richland Hills to Mesquite. Recently I had work for much of this year in Northeast Dallas near SMU. It is there that I fell in love with this city.