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Texas is approximately 130 miles south of where I live. I have been there so many times that I stopped counting.

When I was in high school, it was illegal to get tattoos in the state of Oklahoma. Although I do not have any tattoos, many of my friends do, and the closest place to get one (legally) was Denton, Texas. I have been to Denton many times with friends. There are several great book stores and restaurants in the Denton area too, which makes it a nice place to visit.

Just a bit further down the interstate are the Outlet Malls in Gainesville, Texas. The Outlet Malls used to have a terrific toy store that often had Star Wars toys on deep discount, so I used to stop there every time I was headed through Texas. A few years ago they got rid of the toy store and I stopped going there.

As a kid I was obsessed with the assassination of JFK, and I can say that due to viewing hundreds of photographs of Dealy Plaza, the first time I went there I had an overwhelming sense of deja vu.

In 2005 I attended a video game expo in Dallas. By all accounts it was a pretty lackluster show, although based on this picture it appears Mason had a pretty good time.

One of my best friends Justin moved to Dallas right after high school. Unfortunately due to e-mail we don't see each other in person as often as I'd like, but when we are in Dallas we always make a point of getting together for a meal.

I've been to Six Flaggs in Arlington, and the FAA offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. The building in San Antonio is particularly interesting.

In high school during Spring Break, my mom, sister, Jeff and I went on a trip to Corpus Christi. Jeff and I decided to try our hand at surfing. Did you know there are no waves in Corpus Christi? At least there weren't that day. That doesn't stop them from renting you surf boards, however.

In the spring of 2013 I spent a week in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, Arlington and Denton areas for work.

Last edited: Spring, 2013