Dallas gave me a great insight into how urban living really varies from the UK and the rest of Europe, or at least the places I’ve been. Everything is real spread out, almost like mini towns within a larger city, and that’s cool, just a shock at first.
Got to sample food at a number of restaurants, although I felt I still wasn’t getting the full Dallas experience, as such, this is a place I want to come back to one day. Not sure about bringing the family here, mainly because I didn’t see a great deal for kids, admittedly I wasn’t looking and could quite possibly have just missed it. Families live here, so there must be lots to do, right?
I got to hang out with a bunch of great people, one of my favourite fellas was a chap called Jesse. He was actually our Uber driver one night, I was slightly intoxicated and he seem to get my “British” humour, we clicked. Really hope our paths get to cross again someday.
left to right is Michael, myself and then Jesse. The height difference did not escape us.
I was also hanging with Aaron Edwards and his family for a while. He’s our CTO at WPMU DEV and whilst I’ve known both him and his wife, Keisha for a while, we really don’t get to just hang. The last time was New York back in 2013. As well as introducing me to a Brazilian restaurant where they bring meat to your tables on swords and then cut it off in front of you, they also gave me the opportunity to sample the delights of Fuel City. So, Fuel City, this was a unique experience for me, it’s a petrol station (sorry, should that be gas? Ha) where you can purchase tacos and some sweet corn type dish. This place seemed to always be busy when we went by, and for good reason, it was bloody tasty!
As I write this I’m sat on a Spirit plane whilst flying to Vegas, I’ll probably end up posting it later in the week (timestamp). Although I’m sad to leave Dallas, I’m excited to see what’s in store for Vegas, I’m informed by the pilot it is America’s playground. I’ll also get to meet Michelle, she works for me at WPMU DEV.
I love getting the opportunity to meet my awesome staff and coworkers, we’re a distributed team and whilst we get to chat daily, sometimes that isolation can get lonely, but that’s perhaps a topic for another article, one which might appear on our WPMU DEV – Our company blog. 🙂
We can’t forget Michael!
I feel like I should mention, Michael, he also works for me and is currently traveling on this WPMU DEV tour too.
He’s from Wisconsin and by his own admittance is not well travelled, his words were that he’s kind of lived In a box. He’s a great guy and seems to be loving all the new foods he’s getting to try. I feel like we have another foodie right here.
We’ll be attending WordCamp Vegas, anyone in the area that fancies meeting up before should hit us up on Twitter – Timothy K Bowers
Let the Vegas experience begin!