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Honolulu to Dallas/Fort Worth to Toronto – Day 7 of 43

Well the flight from Honolulu to Toronto was via Dalls/Fort Worth.  Very interesting.  We arrived at Dallas at around 6:00am and had to find our way to gate D21.  We knew this because as we were coming in to land about 20 mins out, someone on the flight deck started reading out the names of American cities I have heard my whole life.  Pensacola, Buffalo, and about 18 others and the gates the next connecting flights were flying out of.  It was amazing and as they were read in alphabetical order, Toronto was well down the list.

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So upon arrival we boarded the escalator to the skylink. This took us to the platform to catch the dart (www.dart.org)DART is your airport connection.  Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

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This is the inside and everytime it stopped we were told to hold on.  So efficient.  Very impressive.  There is a map on the side of the carriage and each stop is illuminated so you know where you are up to. We stood for our 5 min ride and stopped at about 4 stations before ours.

Fort Worth , Texas – yes there was a real Fort Worth.

The history of Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States is closely intertwined with that of northern Texas and the Texan frontier. From its early history as an outpost and a barrier against Native American threats, to its later days as a booming cattle town, to modern times as a corporate center, the city has changed dramatically, although it still preserves much of its heritage in its modern culture. Wikipedia) Link above in green will take you to  more details if you are interested.

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So this shows how close the two cities are – hence the Dallas/Fort Worth   naming (DFW)

 

On the road, again!

The before photo September_2015
The before photo September_2015 #home

September 2015

We are about to journey far and wide.  There are four of us and we will be travelling to Canada and the US for 6 weeks. On Sunday we will fly from Perth to Sydney, then on to Honolulu for out first four days of R & R. Stay tuned.