It’s official. I’m now a Texan. Maybe I can’t say that yet; I’ve only been here two weeks, but I have learned a few things about Texas so far.
First, these people are nice! Like super, crazy, really nice! Like when they tell you to have a good day as you leave the check out, they mean it and you can tell! Not that there weren’t nice people in Virginia, but this is different. They’re talkers too! They want to tell you their life story and they want to hear your’s.
Second, I have yet to have Mexican food that has blown me away. We have only been to two Mexican places so far, but neither one was amazing. Everyone had me all excited about some authentic Tex Mex. Maybe we just need to keep trying some different places. We’re only two weeks in, so I’m sure we will find a really good place.
Third, what on earth with the burrs here?! They’re the worst thing I, and my poor dog, have ever experienced. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, these burrs (also known as stickers around here) are from the devil. I wish I was exaggerating! They are small, round things with basically needles sticking out of them in every direction (read: super painful to step on or touch). We had no clue these existed. My poor Bella started coming in with the stuck in her paws. It only took two days of this awfulness to realize we had to do something. I did something I never thought I would do: I went out and bought my dog shoes. I felt crazy, but at least she isn’t getting those awful stickers in her sweet little paws. Also, she is hilarious trying to walk in these shoes. She really hates them, but we’re making progress! We are working on some ideas to help get rid of these burrs in our lawn. While the shoes we got her are working for now, here is a link to the next pair of shoes I would like to try for her.
Fourth, I’m loving the warmer temperatures. I keep forgetting it’s January. I’m super thankful for that! The first week here was a little cold and super rainy, but this week has been beautiful!
Fifth, let’s talk about some food. What is up with Texans and doughnuts? Like seriously? There are random doughnut places everywhere that look like they should be a Chinese restaurant. They are really everywhere! I mean, I like a good doughnut as much as the next person, but this seems like a small obsession, Texas. We may need an intervention for you.
So far, I’m enjoying Texas and I can’t wait to do more exploring during our time here! Are there any places in Texas we should check out? Let me know in the comments below!