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…but that’s probably the general consensus by now.
Time has indeed flown, and we’re already approaching two years since construction crews began the five-year, $2.7 billion LBJ Express endeavor. The current LBJ now seems withered and beaten, and it usually feels more like an unusually active limestone quarry than a major metropolitan highway.
I’ve been to my fair share of urban parks, but there’s something special about being on top of a highway. Surrounded by familiar skyscrapers, a glance northeast or southwest gives you a strange idea of what’s speeding underneath you. Klyde Warren Park opened with a bang this weekend (literally, there were fireworks), and thousands came out to get a glimpse of the optimistic connector between downtown and uptown.
So the falling autumn temperatures have you craving something infused with pumpkin (and caffeine), but you don’t feel like handing five bucks to a barista. That’s understandable.
Here’s a way to make a multi-use batch of pumpkin spice syrup, which can be directly added to coffee — and optionally espresso — to replicate the festive drink that you are so used to paying for.
Since the economic downturn of 2006 and the subsequent rise in fuel costs, people have increasingly ditched cars for alternate forms of transportation. Intercity bus services, offered by companies like Greyhound and Megabus, have benefited from increased ridership.
In 2010, Greyhound unveiled a new service called Greyhound Express that connects major cities through direct bus routes. Earlier this year, Greyhound Express came to Texas, offering non-stop routes between Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio with one-way fares as low as $1.
I thought it would be a good idea to ride the Greyhound Express before writing about it, so I booked my first ever Greyhound bus trip — an overnight swing to Austin and back on the Greyhound Express for just $2.
The arched, white steel of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is hard to miss if you’re anywhere near the Dallas skyline. Next weekend will be the only chance to walk on the vehicle-based structure.
To celebrate the bridge’s grand opening, several events will be held from March 2-4 on the bridge itself. A Lyle Lovett concert and a free street festival on March 3 are among the highlights.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Events:
Friday, March 2 (admission required):
Lyle Lovett performs
DJ Lucy Wrubel performs
Street Corner Symphony performs
Local food and drink tastings
Saturday, March 3:
MWH Trinity River Levee Run: 5K & 10K (entrance fee required)
Street fair celebration (free)
Sunday, March 4:
MHH Bridge Sunrise Blessing and Ribbon Cutting
Orchestra of New Spain
Street Corner Symphony
Other “sister events” will also be held on or around the bridge March 2-4. For more information, visit Bridge-O-Rama.
The bridge’s designer, world-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has laid the blueprint for over 40 unique bridges worldwide, but the Hunt Hill Bridge stands as his first vehicular bridge in the United States.
More info: official Bridge Celebration website