Having to work downtown the last few days has left me emotionally scarred. Downtown is a much more dreary place than being at the resort – it's overcast versus sunny. Simply no comparison.
Here's my observation: Dallas has HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes that scream down the freeway (70mph-80mph…minimum) while the regular traffic crawls at 5mph. You have to have two people in your car to use the lanes, otherwise it's a pretty hefty ticket ($200 per offense!)
These lanes are awesome for commuters who carpool and they make those of who don't hate them. But here's the rub: A woman and a child –even an infant in a car seat– counts as two passengers. So, while I creep along in traffic, a stay at home mom is headed to the mall with Jr. in tow at 85mph! This is somehow helping ease congestion and speed rush hour traffic? Umm…excuse me…what the hell?!