8. This stunning stained glass
From the outside, the Thanksgiving Square chapel gives the appearance of a dull, postmodern interpretation of a pencil shaving. But inside, the upward-spiraled ceiling features one of the largest horizontally mounted stained glass windows in the world. One need not be particularly religious to be taken aback by the window’s beauty, particularly on a sunny day.
9. Making it through even a few days of Dallas summer merits a badge of honor
If experiencing extreme weather gets the blood pumping for you, Dallas is your Mecca. Dodging cantaloupe-sized hail, frequent tornadoes, and freak ice storms is just a normal part of Dallas living. But it’s the summers that really separate the men from the boys. With a heat index hanging out in the 110s most of August, Dallas summer heat is truly humbling. Sure, Arizona can try to compete with its summer high temps, but as well all know -- and let’s all say it together -- it’s a dry heat.