Joking aside, Texas ain’t that bad a place
Just re-forwarding some Jeff Foxworthy sayings I saw today on facebook that made me titter.
The quote about Houston traffic is true where I previously commented about driving around the Galleria area around 10:30 pm. As for hitting a deer, I have hit one once. I also hit a wild pig.
One thing about Texas that outsiders may not know is that each big city – Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso etc all have their own personalities. There is no doubt a common “Don’t mess with Texas” attitude with most people who live here but if you go to Austin, you’d be surprised at how laid back it is where even question if they are even in Texas. Similarly, inner loop (inside 610) Houston is surprisingly cosmopolitan.
After growing up in Europe, the size of Texas is something that continually gets me each time. Drive into Texas from Louisiana on I10 and you’ll see sign that gives distance to El Paso: 857 miles. To put that in perspective, the distance to drive from Munich to Paris is 427 miles.
Spring is the best time to visit Texas : It has been a wet winter and the expectation is the spring will be very colorful. A drive around the Hill Country in the next two months is highly recommended.