Yes, one of the roads traveled in my life leads through Texas. I lived in Texas for a while in the early 1980s. I received my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and my Master in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Living in a small town like College Station (back then) led us on a lot of road trips across the large sprawl that is Texas. We went to Gilley’s in Pasadena, The Riverwalk in San Antonio, The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas (as well as Katz’s Deli), to The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas where I ate the 72 oz steak in 58 minutes (yes, I am on their list of inductees and read my blog post on it here).
Texas once was its own country, and in some ways, it still is. I love the lush hills, the old family style restaurants where you walk in, grab a seat, and eat dinner with a buncha stranger like you were family.
Unfortunately, I will never be a real Texan as I was born back East (actually in Detroit, but everything East of the Texas border is back East).
So, smell them bluebonnet flowers, BBQ cooking in Dimebox, and the steer manure on the farms and smile. There ain’t no place like Texas, God loves her, and by the way, don’t mess with it either.
See y’all later.
Source: History Channel, The, Texas Infographic, Texas Rising, The History Channel, https://www.history.com/shows/texas-rising/infographics/texas-infographic.