Fort Worth Real Estate Online

head_left_image

Have You Heard About "Checkpoint Acrylic ?"

After What Seemed Like An Entire Month of getting better from being sick... this afternoon I treated myself to a trip to Shelton's Salon and Day Spa in Fort Worth, and had a pedicure.  Wow... it was so relaxing.

Seeing all the nail techs busilly working on their clients nails... making them all even more beautiful...reminded me of a story I was told years ago when I first moved to Dallas/Fort Worth in 1982... and actually settled in Plano, Texas.

During my first few weeks there... I noticed that Plano seemed to be the place where all the "beautiful people" lived.  Rarely did I see even one set of nails be anything other than a gorgeous set of "pink'n'whites."  It was then that I first heard the story of "Checkpoint Acryllic."

For those of you who are not familiar with Dallas, Highway 75 drives northeast from Dallas, goes through Richardson, and then at the northern edge of Dallas County... it crosses into Collin County... and the fine city of Plano.  Plano is a great city.  It was then that a new friend of mine told me the following story. 

She first reminded me of my World War II history... and of the divided city of Berlin, Germany.  It was divided into four sections, and when driving from the section controlled by the United States, and entering the section controlled by Russia, everyone had to pass thru Checkpoint Charlie.  Armed guards were there... and every entrant faced a full inspection... making sure they were not smuggling any contraband into Communist East Berlin.

So, I was told that there was a similar checkpoint at the border of Richardson entering into Collin County and Plano.  It was known as Checkpoint Acryllic. 

All cars had to stop at this eight or ten station string of "toll-booth" type mini-buildings.  Every woman hoping to enter Plano had to hold her hands out the window, and have her nails checked... to make sure they met the high standards required for entrance into "stylish Plano, Texas."  If your nails passed inspection, the gate blocking you was raised up, and you were allowed to continue your drive into Plano.

If your nails did NOT pass the rigorous inspection... you had two choices.  First... you either had to pull into the median strip of Highway 75, and stop at the emergency nail salon and have your nails either filled... or totally redone... or second... you and your car were escorted into the "acryllic nail emergency u-turn lane, and sadly sent back to Dallas.

It was then that I truly knew... that I finally found the City of My Relocating Dreams... Plano, Texas.

_______________________________________________________________________________

Karen Anne Stone is a Realtor in Fort Worth, Texas.  You may visit her website at www.NewHomeHuntersOfTarrantCounty.com .  Karen Anne has a talent for finding all the best new home values around.  She also knows where the best nail salons are!  Call Karen Anne at (817) 929-3400... or email her at KarenAnneStone@gmail.com .

Comment balloon 27 commentsKaren Anne Stone • November 20 2007 02:41AM
Have You Heard About "Checkpoint Acrylic "
share
After What Seemed Like An Entire Month of getting better from being sick… this afternoon I treated myself to a trip to Shelton's Salon and Day Spa in Fort Worth, and had a pedicure. Wow… it was so relaxing. Seeing all the nail techs busilly… more
I Had Coffee With A Friend on Saturday…
share
Saturday afternoon I spent some time with a really neat person. We met at what has become an "office away from the office" for many of us Realtors… Starbucks My friend is Sharon Yeary. Some time ago Sharon started her very own real… more
It Hurts So Much for Them to See Their Dreams Die…
share
I know there are many Realtors out there who relish being able to easily get to the office computer now that many have left the business… but I personally feel such a sense of sadness for all those Realtors who have tried to follow their dreams of… more
It's Time For Our Own "Year End Rally "
share
Many of us in the Real Estate business… Realtors, Loan Officers, Title People, Stagers, Inspectors… and everyone else connected with our business… have probably had a "less-than-wonderful" year… to put it mildly. As of today… more
How 'Bout Them Cowboys - Cowboys Beat Redskins - Go To 9-1…
share
Good Ol' TO… Dallas Wide Receiver Terrrell Owens caught four Touchdown Passes Today… with Tony Romo throwing Right On Target, as the Dallas Cowboys downed the Washington Redskins 28-23 to raise their League Leading record to 9-1. Only the… more
I Feel Better About our Country's Future… after Shopping at Border…
share
I am pleased to say that I had a very exciting (to me, at least) experience tonight. Today in my email I received my usual weekly set of coupons for Border's Books. I decided to make the trip over to Border's and browse around. I actually… more
Marketing Your Home in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
share
Get Everything You'll Need to Know about Selling Your Home. Choose Karen Anne Stone, one of Tarrant County's Leading Agents, as your Real Estate Home Marketing Consultant. Selling your home is one of the most important financial decisions you will… more
North Keller Location with Keller Schools - Brick and Stone Two-Story…
share
Brand New and Ultra Plush Home with many custom touches in Sparkling New Neighborhood. Gorgeous Four Bedroom (5th or 6th bedrooms optional) Four and one-half bath (optional Five and one-half or Six Baths) Children's Retreat, Formal Living and… more
North Fort Worth New Home in Brand New Community - Two Story Brick…
share
This Beautiful two story brick and stone home features a very private Downstairs Master Suite, Gourmet kitchen with oversized walk-in pantry, island, and wrap-around serving bar which opens into the Family Room. The Master Suite has a large walk-in… more
Fort Worth Real Estate - Open Sunday November 11 from 1:00 to 7:00…
share
Come See This Gorgeous Brick Single Story. It is open Sunday, November 11, 2007 This Home Has Such Great Curb Appeal… the Neighbors Across the Street Will Love You The first thing that strikes you is the Triple-Bay-Window on the front of the… more