Tuesday, April 19, 2011

10 Thangs I've Learnt in Texas

Last night's sunset in Marathon, Texas

So I've spent one day driving in West Texas and have already learned a lot, to-wit:

1. Up north it’s always easy to find a small town Post Office because it’s usually the only building that’s flying the Amurrican flag (that’s how they say it here). In Texas I have to get directions to the Post Office because there are so darned many Amurrican flags flying.

2. Those dead piggies on the road are javalinas.

3. The beautiful black eagles that hover over the javalinas aren’t eagles, after all, they’re turkey vultures.

4. Rest stops don’t have bathrooms, so it’s a good thing I brought my own.

5. Grass fires here can be every bit as devastating as forest fires in other parts of the country. The winds here can gust up to 60 mph and make a fire jump a highway like the one I was traveling yesterday, where the ground on both sides was scorched.

6. Here they let their cows roam all over the place, instead of keeping them in the barn and giving them cute names like we do at home.

7. When you need something to eat here, you are “hongray.”

8. Texas is NOT flat and boring like I thought it was going to be. I have never been out of sight of a mountain since I got here.

9. The Texas State Department of Road Signs must be a creative place. Seen along the way: “Talk, Text, Crash” and “Littering is (unl)AWFUL”

10. Very few people here smile at my old hippie motorhome, and I probably need an Amurrican flag decal on the back to fit in.

I'm moving on to Judge Roy Bean country today and plan to learn at least 10 more things on the way...


  1. We ressemble those remarks! LOL
    Texas aint all that bad, it just take a little time to get use to it.

    Travel Safe
    Dawn and Denise

  2. Not at all like I picture Texas, either. You've learned lots of good stuff!

  3. Reading your blog is a great beginning to my day! Love, YFS Sharon

  4. Here are a couple more road signs:

    Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.
    Click it or Ticket (seat belt).
    Drive Friendly.