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Old 02-09-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Well I made the trip this past weekend. OK and KS turnpike were a breeze, only storms got in my way!

I like how people down here can actually drive. I'm not kidding, in KC area people drive like morphine infused molasses. The hustle and bustle was appreciated, though I liked how I could still get places quickly (on the freeways, anyway). However what's with the roads being so bumpy? And some merge weirdness like how 183 SB ending that left lane just sort of crashes into the right lane of I-35E. Frontage roads are very convenient I must say tho.

We also visited Stonebriar Mall, Willowbend Mall, and Grapevine Mills. Stonebriar was meh, Willowbend was pretty neat, liked the high end stuff and awesome food court. GM was way too crowded and reminded me too much of our Great Fail of the Great Plains in layout and outlet tackiness (was made by Simon Properties as well).
Wow, you came all the way here and just went to malls??
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Wow, you came all the way here and just went to malls??
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And, still missed the best one --> NorthPark Center

... along
with the The Galleria

Y'all come back, ya hear?!?
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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And, still missed the best one --> NorthPark Center

... along
with the The Galleria

Y'all come back, ya hear?!?
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Funny & soooo true
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Hello. I live near Kansas City, Kansas and will be visiting the metroplex to check out various things (small events, nothing by itself huge) and see what all the hype is about (good expectations).

My question is, if I leave next Friday at 10:00 am, and take I-35 the entire way, how bad will traffic be on I-35E from say, Denton and further south? The first event I'm trying to make is near 35E and Walnut Hill Ln, around 7:00 pm. Easily doable? I would guess this to be a reverse commute direction, but with all the growth there, how much time would it take to get from Denton to inside 635 like that?

Also, is my assumption that it would take 8 hours to get from KC area (Olathe near I-35) to the edge of the metroplex correct, for those that have driven it before? Also, I hear Oklahoma cops are extremely crooked, will I need to stick to 65/70 mph the entire time on I-35?
I have driven couple of times from OP, Kansas to DFW (near 635). It will take 8- 9 hours through the turnpike. Stick around the speed limits. There are cops all along the way. Enjoy your stay in DFW.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Lol we did other things too, but it was a Saturday daytime and we were bored. Not sure why we skipped the Galleria, other than being tired from clubbing too much the previous night (yet I still couldn't get any sleep in the hotel). So I was kind of unprepared on the trip, and pretty exhausted from not being able to sleep, I wanted to visit HOB, the Galleria, and maybe even Deep Ellum but yea.

Believe me, we WILL be back, lol.

The drive home was a breeze. NO storms, and NO speed traps. My friend was amazed that I drove so fast and did not get pulled over.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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And, still missed the best one --> NorthPark Center

... along
with the The Galleria

Y'all come back, ya hear?!?
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No kidding!! I wouldn't even think to recommend a trip to Stonebriar or Willowbend even if someone was staying in Plano or Frisco.

And Grapevine Mills is "meh", as are the majority of outlet malls. You can always get better deals AND better quality by shopping sales and clearance in the real store vs the outlet (retailers buy less expensive, lower quality merchandise for their outlets vs selling overstock from their main line stores....even Neiman's / Nordstrom/ Saks are guilty of this!)
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