Singapore Airlines began its direct service to Houston on March 20th. The flight stops in Moscow on its 22 hour journey around the globe. This is an interesting option for me (now that the airline has decided to change its direct Singapore-Los Angeles flights into all business class flights), and I hope to fly it sometime. But, the advertisement for the new service really hit home - it shows the Singapore Girl in a hot air balloon overlooking a stylized representation of the southern US, which includes spots of tourism interest such as Atlanta, Memphis, and Dallas. And Palo Duro Canyon. I have attached a picture, and you can see a drawing of the canyon near the Panhandle. These ads are on the walls in several subway stations here, and they are a nice reminder of home, 11,000 miles away.