November 27, 2019

Living in America: The REAL Texas

The roads in the Texas Panhandle. Image: Dominic Williams
Texas is a huge state. It actually takes up a whopping 801 miles from north to south and 773 miles from east to west. In short, it's bigger than England, Scotland and Wales put together. Maybe if you added Northern Ireland, the UK would be slightly bigger, but not by much.

Now, many tourists rock up to Texas and just see Houston, Austin or Dallas and think "Yeah, I know all about Texas now!" but they really don't. Only a visit out to Amarillo or a small town in the panhandle or western Texas will give you a taste of what real Texas is like in terms of country and people. I urge everyone who comes to the lone star state to do this, you won't regret it! It's sort of akin to telling people who go to the UK to get out of London and explore more of the British country, get out of the cities and go see the towns!

Anyone taking a road trip up there will see cotton fields, tumbleweeds and yes, the occasional dead Armadillo or skunk. I still have yet to spot a live Armadillo and if I never get to see one in the wild that hasn't been run over I will be very sad!

Have you been to Texas and ventured further afield than Dallas, Austin or Houston? What did you think of it?


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