Hours lost to time zones: 1
In order to get to Dallas early enough to log quality time with two friends, we left Albuquerque in the dark. We’d downloaded our new book club book, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, and listening to how two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers murdered their sister-in-law and niece and justified it really helped those miles pass.
College friend Melissa met us for a much-needed margarita when we finally arrived. She took us on a tour of Dallas’ first Trader Joe’s, which she had just opened, and then SAIS friend Sean hosted us at the home he shares with two turtles and a cat. Though we didn’t get much of a feel for Dallas, we did get to do a lot of reminiscing.