Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top 10 Things I Learned in Texas....

These are the following things I learned while spending 10 days in Texas....

1. It is effing HOT in Texas in June.

Can you see the sweat pouring off these poor children that we "dragged" around Sea World for 10 hours? Fine, they still look great, maybe it was just me that was sweating.....

2. Gas prices are 50 cents cheaper in Texas than they are on Cape Cod. I tried to smuggle some home with me, but the airport was having none of that.

3. Do not go tubing down a river when there has been a drought for 6 months. No matter what the lady at the desk tells you about how wonderful it is, you will still be walking over rocks for part of it. (carrying a big tube, in a bathing suit over slippery rocks = not pretty)

4. Texans like their beef. I traveled with one vegetarian and it was hard finding yummy vegetarian meals (except at Subway).

5. Buc-ees has the best billboards I have ever seen in my life. We had to stop there and almost miss our flight because of one liners like this, "beaver fever", "we love tour buses: 49 toilets", "power to the beaver", "beaver nuggets". Buc-ees is only in Texas.

6. The San Antonio river walk is lovely although someone needs to take charge and clean out the disgusting river.

7. An average of 300 people fall into that river every year according to our waiter, although many of that 300 actually are drunk and jump in on purpose. We did see one lady fall in, however.

8. Did I mention how effing hot it is there?

9. In MA you can find a Dunkin Donuts on every other street corner, Texans prefer Starbucks evidently by the amount I saw.

10. If you are going to be hot and sweaty, you may as well be hot and sweaty with your friends. Ok, I just re-read that and realized many of my dirty minded readers might read that wrong..... What I meant was I spent 10 days in Texas with  friends which made the hotness bearable.



Tara R. said...

Summers in Texas are smoldering. I'm glad you found a way to have fun and cool off.

(my word verification was 'rancher'... seems appropriate for this post.)

Melisa Wells said...

It's always good to learn while on vacation. :)

I went to the San Antonio riverwalk AGES ago (I think I was 12, so you know it was a really, really long time ago) and remember LOVING it.

Glad you had fun!

Mrs4444 said...

I wonder how many dirty-minded readers you have.haha

HOT, huh? Do they have mosquitoes?

Kate said...

Sounds like a fun trip! It has been quite a while since I have been in Texas, but I remember it pretty much as you described it...including the heat! The River Walk is truly a beautiful place. And I hate to break it to you, but pretty much everyone who isn't from New England prefers Starbucks over Dunkin' Donuts. Just sayin. ;)