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Texas: The Lone Star State

The Lone Star State

Big car.

Scenic view from the hotel window.

Attempt to give soul to the concrete jungle

Truck, big truck.

Super target

Cholula. Great souvenir that I discovered in Uncle Julio's an AWESOME mexican place in Allen, TX. Make sure you drop by, if you only got a night around. The decor is nice, the service is wonderful and the food… Is excellent, as my colleague would say. Carne Asada and Grilled Veggies. Told ya, you'd love them. 

Logan Roadhouse was an interesting place to visit. Pretty much a restaurant where customers are welcome with some peanut shells on the floor. I guess that the intention is to say that you can have all fun you want. Or something. Indeed, we got a great waitress and laughed as hell.

Dodie's is that place where the wonderful fried brownie is served. As you can see, they are into frying, a lot.

Allen, TX. Is an interesting place to visit on business. Stay in a nice hotel and get many restaurants (plus one or two beauty salons) without needing to drive any of the massive cars which are common in the area. I missed the Rodeo, as I flew back to Tokyo on Friday. Still, it was well worth the visit.

Restaurants in US do always cater to my healthy needs. It is ironic, to see so many obese around, where all menus count on massive salads, grilled-steamed veggies and lean fish, that you can order without sauce or cheese. Bottom line. Food is better than in many european countries or even Japan. The problem is that people don't go for the light choices but the greasier ones.

Frisco is apparently one of the few cities with sustained growth in the after-bubble USA. IT companies (like mine) and insurances. All settle there. Attracting young professionals, is key for the area to grow as it does. Houses, schools, malls. Hotels, restaurants and cars. Sustainable economic growth, which we didn't expect to happen or at least not to such extent. But you know, aside from friendly, americans are ambitious and work hard.

Days went fast. I couldn't be happier to be back home, in Japan. US is great, but I feel much more identified with the local refinement. 

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