Cross-Country Trip V, Day 5: Memphis TN to Dallas TX via Arkansas

Today was mainly a travel day. We left our hotel around 9 am, ran a couple of quick errands in Memphis (post office and Starbucks), then headed over the bridge into Arkansas.

We drove I-40 South to Little Rock, then caught I-30 South toward Texas. We stopped for lunch at Wendy’s at a small town off the highway.

The high temperature for today was literally 110 degrees (with a feels-like temperature of 120), so it was a good day to be in an air conditioned automobile.

We arrived in Dallas around 5:30 pm and met up with our friends who are spending the summer there. One of our friends is doing an internship with Texas Instruments, and his co-workers had planned a happy hour, so we went along.

The happy hour was at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub and Grill, which was a basic sports bar with British theme worked in here and there. After we had been there for an hour or so, it was announced that there would be a jenga tournament. Dave and our friend entered the contest, and won! The other competitors protested once they found out that Dave was a structural engineer – as they were all electrical engineers, they felt Dave’s team had an advantage. Of course, the real advantage was that Dave’s team competed last, and had more time to strategize.

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