Thursday, March 18, 2010

Everything's Bigger in TEXAS...

Did you know that DFW airport is bigger than the entire island of Manhattan? I didn't, either! And I found this out by reading a Pro-Texas billboard on the side of the highway. I didn't know they felt it necessary to publish propaganda for the state...I thought the awesomeness of it spoke for itself. LOL!

16 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

Wow! That's pretty huge!

Christina LMT said...

I know, right? ;)

Brigid said...

I've been there for a while when a flight cancelled. I think it was something like 3 and a half miles if you walked from one end of the terminal to another.

Good way to burn off that airport food.

Christina LMT said...

Oh, wow. Now that *is* huge.

Bag Blog said...

DFW is awesome, but you can gamble at the airport in Amsterdam - something I don't think Texans are quite ready for.

Christina LMT said...

Heh, sounds like McCarran in Las Vegas, Bag Blog!

memory_lucky12 said...

Wow... Either that airport is humongous, or Manhattan Island is not... Or both.

Christina LMT said...

Both. :D

Old NFO said...

When they built it in the 60's they purposely bought WAY too much land... good thing they did :-)

Christina LMT said...

You're right, they've certainly needed it!

Suldog said...

Damn. I had no idea it was that big. I remember being about 9 or 10 and having to spend 5 hours there on a layover. That's eternity to a kid, of course, and it was one of the most boring 5 hours in my entire life.

Christina LMT said...

Jim, didn't you have a book or two with you? I'm never bored if I have something to read. Of course, nowadays the kids all have laptops and Nintendo DSs and iPods and...

Buck said...

Propaganda FOR the State is certainly different than propaganda BY the state, innit? Yet another reason to love Tejas...

Most airports suck, by definition. More so now that we have TSA (Terminally Stupid Administration).

Christina LMT said...

Buck, you got that right!

DN said...

As I've always said to my male lovers--it's not the size that counts, it's how well you use it.

People from all over the world dream of seeing Manhattan.

I've yet to meet someone who longs to see DFW.

just sayin

Christina LMT said...

DN, I know. I just think it's amazing that an airport, any airport, can be that big. And I've never dreamed of seeing Manhattan...way too urban and crowded for my tastes!
Does that mean I want to go hang out at DFW? Hell, no! ;)