Fort Worth, Texas
Howdy from TX! Departure from Jackson happened pretty early this morning as I was anxious to get some westbound miles behind me. Here I am taking off from the posh Motel 6 off Interstate 40 exit 80A.
Only about 70 miles down the road, I went through Memphis (and thankfully, didn’t hit rush hour too badly). The Arkansas welcome sign is on a 3-lane bridge with no shoulder that crosses the Mississippi River, so the best I could do for a picture was this drive-by.
In Little Rock, I hooked into Interstate 30.
Arkansas has some of the coolest city names I think I’ve heard. Arkadelphia? I also passed cities called Hope and Friendship. Aww.
I took this one for Kevin. A real live operating Stuckey’s in Arkadelphia! The characteristic roofline is unmistakable.
4,426 miles into my trip I had my first “on the road” Legend sighting (aside from the meet in NJ, of course). This 1991-92 sedan in Arkansas had seen better days! Love the mismatched front fender. The driver didn’t even acknowledge me as I waved in passing.
So, Indiana has Brazil, Arkansas has England:
And Texas has Paris. This has turned into a real world tour!
Approaching Dallas on Interstate 30 and crossing through Hubbard Lake.
I went to my good friend Jeff’s place and viewed his two immaculate Legend coupes. He has a twin car to mine — 1994 LS 6-speed coupe, Desert Mist Metallic with Taupe interior. I consider it my car’s “evil” twin because it’s got all of the toys I’d like to put on my car if I had the money and didn’t beat it up on the highway so much. Acura A-Spec wheels, JDM one-piece headlights, sport tuned suspension, clear/red taillights, Remus exhaust. The list is way too long. I had the privilege of taking it for a spin and enjoyed every second of it. Feels like a completely different car from mine. Jeff also drove mine around the block.
Drove over to a local lake for a couple of shots with part of the Dallas skyline in the background.
His car at around 122k is just a baby! And it drove like a new car.
Great looking rear end 🙂
Tonight I had a great dinner at Mi Cocina in downtown Dallas with my friends Scott and Peter.
Dallas skyline at sunset off I-35 South.
Spending the night with my friend Stein in Ft. Worth and then off to the 20 westbound!