I took a trip out to the Lone Star state over the holidays to visit Fara back home. As I was getting ready to head out, I started asking people what I should do. The most common response: “There’s really nothing in Texas besides the food.” So that’s what we did. EAT.
However, my trip was also to meet Fara’s Texan friends. From the moment I landed at the airport, we were traveling from place to place… to meet people, and to eat with them. I loved it! The only thing warmer to the soul than Texas BBQ is their hospitality. I also got to hang out with Fara’s family, which was really fun. Far and I talked late into the night with her sister Clara and bro in-law, Allen. They’re an amazing couple to be around… i love being around them.
The Texas flag is usually flown at the same height as the American flag. Apparently, this was one of the deals the state made when it was annexed into the country. Texans really do love their state. Fara said she even had a “Go Texan” day in school growing up, where they would wear cowboy stuff and celebrate Texas. WOW. In California, we celebrated our state by having “smog alerts” and staying inside because the air quality was too harmful for children to have recess.
SIZE. Texas is the largest state in the 48 contiguous states. It is the 2nd most populous. The biggest state in the US? Alaska. The most populated? Cali. If that is true, should Texas’ slogan be: “Everything is 2nd biggest in Texas”? Ironically, there weren’t as many GMC Suburbans/trucks and Cadillacs with cow horns attached to the front (although, I hear that Dallas may be the place to go for those sightings). The cars were pretty normal… I even saw a few Elements! WOOT.
Here’s a little photo journal of the trip…
Rudy’s bbq in Houston. They serve food in a crate. I’ve always heard that if you want to lose weight, you should use a smaller plate to control your portions. Rudy’s is counter-productive for this method of weight-loss (or any other method). Creamed corn was good. You can also ask for as many slices of bread as you want. Some people left with a whole loaf. wow.