I’ve visited 20 states so far in my 61 years. Eventually, I hope to see most of them. Well, all except for Michigan and Wisconsin. I’ve crossed them off my list for certain recent events. But never mind that now. Let bygones be bygones, right? Besides, moving to Canada is out of the question; I’m not fond of cold weather and I don’t understand ice hockey. But let’s continue, shall we?
My point is, little did I know I’d visit a particular state WAY more than I ever imagined. That would be Texas, y’all. Now don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the place, exactly. It’s actually an interesting, often beautiful and entertaining state. But there’s only one reason I’ve gone there so often — one of my besties, Sharon, lives there.
I’d say I’ve been to the Lone Star State over a dozen times since Sharon and her hubby Jim moved north of Houston in 1998 when Jim’s work transferred him. However, my visit last week could be the final one, as they may soon be moving back home and I’m happier than all git-out.
On this trip to cowboy country, I spent some fun-packed days with Sharon and friends Joan and Corinne, taking in as much as we could in 8 days: Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Waco. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the details of everything we saw, did, drank and ate. But we saw, did, drank and ate it all.
You know what they say –everything’s bigger in Texas — big hair, big guns, big trucks. You name it, it’s big. It’s almost like like being in a different country at times. Or universe. I’m fixin’ to tell ya why…
My keychain: a green carabiner. A Texas keychain: a raccoon tail, hide attached.
We ate at Twisted Root Burger Co. in Waco featuring unusual specials each week. Needless to say, I passed and enjoyed the veggie burger.
We had to stop at the popular Buc-ee’s, home of Buc-ee’s Beaver Nuggets (like caramel corn).
Okay, enough of that. I’m sure you can see Texas is unique. I know I’ve made a little fun of it here but I’ve found Texans to be kind and polite, faith-filled, family-oriented and extremely proud of their state. So I won’t hold it against them, or Corinne, for how they voted.
I’ve had some memorable times here with great friends. But now I must say so long and look onward to other exciting states and new adventures that await.