My blogging a to z topic today is the great state of Texas!
When I was a little girl, I vowed that I would never, ever visit Texas because they have lots of tornadoes in Texas and I am terrified (still) of tornadoes. Well, I have broken that vow many times over.
I love Texas. Well, let me clarify. I love Houston/Galveston. Texas is a big state and I have only been to a small amount of that state.
I visited my friend’s mom in Lufkin, which is generally between Houston and Dallas. I liked Lufkin. It was a small town but pleasant.
I’ve been to San Antonio. It was nice but honestly, I didn’t think the people there were terribly friendly and it’s not as pretty as Houston/Galveston — no palm trees. But I will say that a trip to San Antonio is worth it just to go to Rudy’s. The food is truly an experience.
The Houston/Galveston area is where I’ve spent the majority of my time in Texas and I love it. My dad and his wife have lived there for a number of years and I love visiting. It’s very tropical — hot, humid, palm trees, hibiscus. The Houston ship channel is actually pretty interesting. And of course, there’s Johnson Space Center (of “Houston, we have a problem” fame). The food is fabulous — the best Mexican food I’ve ever had has come out of the Houston area. The people are incredibly friendly, and I stick out like a sore thumb with my nasally midwestern accent. But the people are accommodating and always ask where I’m from and tell me to come visit again.
Galveston is a beach town with that typical beach-town feel. It has a really interesting history, learning about the seawall and the hurricanes which have damaged and destroyed it yet it keeps bouncing back.
I may be less than impressed with the way education is handled there, and my views sure aren’t in line with Texas politics, but that doesn’t stop me from loving it. God bless Texas ❤