Have ya’ll ever wondered what the big deal was about Texas? What are the reasons why people, who are from Texas (and those who aren’t) talk as if Texas was a gift from above? Here’s why:
The Salt Lick
The smoke of The Salt Lick in Driftwood reaches into myth and matrimony. People don’t just drive to The Salt Lick; they go there on pilgrimages, to storm the gates and leave no (edible) survivors. It’s a culinary journey. A barbecue mission, not to be taken lightly.
High School Football
It’s everything that the movies play it out to be. Spotting Friday night light sin the sea of a dark prairie, you have to stop, buy PTA Fritos pie at the concession stand, and watch life in the first quarter.
Biscuits, Cornbread, Kolackies or Tortillas
Our African, European, Hispanic, Southern and Western cultures are kneaded, patted, and baked into their breads. Early mornings in South Texas cities such as Harlingen, Brownsville, McAllen and San Benito taste of pan dulce, cuernitos and molletes.
Round Rock Donuts
Rush hour in Round Rock begins at 4AM because of these famous doughnuts and other pastries. If that doesn’t convince you they’re good, well, I don’t know what will.
Wait for nightfall, drive up to road’s end at Davis Mountains State Park, sit in the dark and reach for millions of stars. Then run your fingers along the hood of your car. Stardust!
I think of him sitting crossed legged on a high hill, but since there aren’t any hills around his hometown of Abbot, I just think of him as high.
African Americans started this celebration on June 19, 1865, the day that word came to Galveston that slaves were free. It’s our third independence day in Texas, after March 2 and July 4. Political correctness almost killed Juneteenth in the 1960s, but it thrives again.
Big Bend National Park
Another reason to visit the high, chiseled beauty of the Big Bend is to spend a night at Marathon’s Gage Hotel.