Still living in Germany, when I was younger I needed to get away from my hometown, Würzburg, sometimes. I bought a train ticket and made a day trip to Munich. Seeing something different, with another but still similar mentality gave me a mental boost. I came back happy and went to work telling what I did on my day off, the next day. Munich is in the same state and has a lot of similarity. But it was still different from Würzburg.
In the US, I feel the same way. When I need to see something different than the Dallas, Denton, or Collin County cities, I drive to Fort Worth. It still has the charm of a Texas city and is more relaxed than Dallas. It seems to go in a slower pace. And I like that about Fort Worth.
In October 2014, Sara and I decided to go to Fort Worth to walk along the north side of Trinity River. I wanted to capture some photos of the skyline, the Paddock Viaduct and the Old TXU North Main Power Plant. Packed with some snacks, juices and water, we were on our way. Parking in Fort Worth can be the same “nightmare” as in any other big city. But we figured out to get around it. While Sara was chasing a squirrel back and forth, and played “Hide ‘n’ Seek” with it, I could photograph the historical landmarks along the river. 😉