An urban amble on the Katy Trail in Dallas, Texas was an outing I immensely enjoyed. A 3.5 mile trek stretching from SMU at the north end to the American Airlines Center on the south end the trail offered an abundance of opportunities to enjoy nature and city at the same time.
We saw planes, trains and automobiles amidst very tall skyscrapers and yet, plenty of trees offered lots of shade. Several private apartment/townhome patios – that backed up to the trail -had water features or fountains and the gentle sound of trickling water helped us forget we were in the middle of Big D. Runners, rollerbladers, dogs, birds, squirrels and (bike)riders were too numerous to count. A patio restaurant known as the Katy Trail Ice House offered a scenic caboose and a refreshing variety of 50+ beers on tap.
It made for a good day.