BY CONNIE TOLLE
I have to say I have been lucky enough to accomplish most of my “bucket list”(play tennis for a college, work in a casino in Las Vegas, visit Europe, skydive, and run a marathon just to name a few). One thing that I have not done yet is live in a big city, like New York City or Chicago.
What is most funny to me about wanting to live in a big city was my reason for doing so. It was not the nightlife, the dining, the opera, or museums, but being able to get where I wanted to go on a train/subway. I am not really sure where the romance of mass transit comes from, probably because I really do not like to drive as must as I like to watch life.
Now that Central Dallas CDC has moved downtown to 511 N. Akard, I have been riding DART into work. Barring a few mishaps, like missing a train by a second and losing my ticket and trying to sweet talk a DART officer out of one (by the way it doesn’t work), I have loved riding the train. It is 13 minutes each way that I can talk with fellow employees, sit and read, talk with other riders, or just watch Dallas go by.
It’s not quite living in New York City, but for now it will do.