Wednesday, March 2, 2011

project 365 - day 61

thankful for texas
even though i wasn't born in texas, i got there as fast as i can. when i was 8 years old to be exact. today i am thankful for being an adopted texan. why you ask? so many reasons...

the people are just the absolute best! you rarely walk up to a door with a man where you would have to open it yourself. you need to cut into a traffic line; no problem. random, nice conversations with people you don't know can totally make your day. there is pride in customer service delivered with a smile. i think texans are some of the best people in the world.

the food and drinks leave no taste bud wanting. fantabulous mexican...enough said. after living away from texas for 10 out of the last 11 years i have just about given up on trying to get mexican food anywhere else! margaritas are properly made and good microbrews like shiner boch and ziegenboch never leave you thirsty. lest we not forget about the yummy bbq. proper texas brisqet should be it's own food group.
the land is so diverse. we have the coast and ocean, prarielands and plains, and mountains and hills. we have the small ranching towns, bustling metroplexes, and charming coastal villages. you can travel an entire long day (12-13 hours) and just barely make it out of the state. texas is just plain BIG!

sports are BIG in texas and football is king. there's nothing like sold-out seats to a friday night high school football game. it's the best ticket in town. we also have some of the most storied franchises in professional sports. cowboys, anyone?

i'm thankful i was raised in such a rich state ~ so many things make it a wonderful place to grow up...and thankfully i'll get a chance to raise my kids there in 5-6 years!

happy independence day texas!

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