The Lone Star State
We were in the state of Texas for almost a month and a half! What?
Here are our thoughts:
1. It was WAY colder than we anticipated. Um, hello - what up Texas? But, it was in this state that we learned how to survive the cold so, thank you neighbor in Austin.
2. Lone Star? I don't think so. You couldn't spit without hitting a Texas "Lone Star". Okay, so I'm being facetious but I had to take a poke at such a beat your chest state.
3. It could not have been any more flat. You could see forever. We saw exactly 2.1 million cattle and about 5 longhorns.
4. Austin, by far, had the best hikes out of all the cities we visited. Houston may have put itself on the map but it was too darn cold to venture out.
5. We got to experience a very fun Texas wedding and eat some seriously yummy food. Why I didn't go back for seconds on the beef and mashed potatoes, I'll never know.
6. Amarillo was better than the reviews we received. Everything was very close by and the beautiful, as far as the eye can see, blond fields were stunning.
7. We didn't however like all of the goose poop on the two hikes we took in Amarillo. Come on! Phoebe on the other very much disagreed and tried very hard to snag goose poop at every turn. Gross.
8. Amarillo also had a bit of a wind situation. So much so that my hair turned into a giant piece of tumbleweed and my mom's turned into a rocker mohawk. I'll let you decide which hairstyle you would choose.
9. Our time in Texas included some of our most emotional days to date. Between Christmas and attending a wedding without Cardie made for some sad days.
10. Texas was one of the first states where grocery store food started looking very different. The unique Hispanic foods made shopping more fun. In the grocery stores I've been to outside of Texas, Hispanic food is usually limited to just one aisle but oh no, not in Texas! Woohoo!