August 4, 2010

San Antonio in the Top 10 Romantic Cities in US...

I love living in San Antonio. It is not only the seventh largest city in the United States. Today, I saw where it is considered one of the top ten romantic cities in the US.

With neither the modern skyline of an oil town, nor the tumbleweed-strewn landscape of the Wild West, attractive and festive San Antonio looks nothing like the stereotypical image of Texas – despite being pivotal in the state's history. Standing at a geographical crossroads, it encapsulates the complex social and ethnic mixes of all Texas. Although the Germans, among others, have made a cultural strong contribution, today's San Antonio is predominantly Hispanic. Though now the seventh largest city in the US, it retains an unhurried, organic feel and is one of the nicest places in Texas to spend a few days.

You may think I'm crazy....

Yes, you may think I'm crazy when I tell you I flew to Dallas today and turned around and flew back as soon as I landed. You might ask, "What's wrong with you?" "Why would you do such a thing?" It has to do with short term inconvenience in exchange for long term convenience. Sure it was inconvenient, but it will pay off in the long run. When you travel as much as I do, you look for and take advantage of every creature comfort that you can find.  So here is my reason for today's inconvenience. I fly Southwest Airlines and to maintain what is call A-List status one must fly 32 one way segments or 16 round trips within a one year period.  I needed one round trip to requalify before tomorrow August 5.

So I flew to Dallas and back today. I know this doesn't make sense to a lot of people, but if you travel by air and find yourself living in an airport and standing in long lines week in and week out, you would change your mind.   I love my job which involves traveling almost every weekend. So living on the road means looking for all the creature comforts I can find. Wait til I tell you about Flight Tracker Pro, Tripit and Slingbox. 

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