Happy Labor Day!
I hope you have the day off and are enjoying some down time with family & friends. And if you didn’t pop over last week, the blog got a little redesign recently. I seem to get bored with my designs quickly, but I’m really liking this one at the moment.
I haven’t really shared much about Texas so far, so I thought I’d shed some light on what I think of the Lone Star state so far.
Mexican food rules. Oh how I missed thee delicious Mexican!
We bought these tacos from a small taco shop in town. The owner was from Mexico. They were so good & the sauce was so spicy. There is no shortage of Mexican around here. I will be eating it weekly with no shame.
There are trucks – everywhere! I joked with my husband that we couldn’t park in a certain part of the parking lot because it must be for trucks only. We were the only non-truck car. There are also “Texas Edition” trucks all over, with this big star on them. I have no idea how these are different than regular trucks, they look the same except the emblem.
People drive slow and are not in a hurry. This is actually refreshing coming from a big city where every other car was ready to run you off the road, literally. And plus, trucks don’t go that fast 😉
Everything is “South West” & Texas-themed here.
I found this cowboy boot toilet bowl cleaner at Bed Bath & Beyond, plus Texas state flag art & coasters. Need I say more? Y’all are really into the “West” down here.
There are only Texas plates here. Which is really odd to me, since I just moved from an area where you could drive to 5 different states in an hour. But you drive 5 hours away here and you’re still in Texas. My Mass plates stick out like a sore thumb for sure!
There are these things called Kolaches. We’ve been driving by a place that says Donuts & Kolaches. I was so excited to see what kolaches were, but they are basically just breakfast versions of pigs in a blanket I think?
Not that good, but the donuts are great.
It doesn’t actually feel as hot as I thought it would be. It is hot, like 88-98 most the time lately, but I felt like Boston was hotter in June than it is here in August just because of the humidity. When I tell people we just moved from Boston, they’re always like “oh, it’s so cool up there, what do you think of the heat?” But it got plenty hot in Boston. I am so glad there is not humidity here!
Roaches. Omg roaches. I haven’t seen one in about three days but when we first moved in, it was a problem. And they weren’t always dead. They are huge and run fast and TOTALLY creep me out. I will never get used to that.
Target is the crap store & Wal-Mart is actually better around here. This is really sad news for a Target addict. But you can buy alcohol just about anywhere here, so I bought some wine at Target the other day. That was pretty awesome!
Questions for You:
- Have you ever been to Texas? What did you think?
- What is your least favorite insect? Can I say all of them?!