My Life over the Years in Texas, My Home!

If you’ve been following me on this blog since I started it in June of 2020 when I decided to drive the perimeter of Texas, you already know I am a proud Native Texan and love this state. Like all things, it has its imperfections. From politics to sports, talking Texas has caused people to…

My Birthday Weekend of Trials & Tribulations in Texas

On August 12, I celebrated my 58th year on this planet. It all started in the largest city in Texas, in Houston, where I was born. To celebrate my day, my husband and I decided to take a full week off and head to northeast Texas to spend time on some land we bought in…

Weekend at Buc-ee’s!!!

A few months ago, I came up with the idea of traveling around Texas and visiting all 34 of the Buc-ee’s stores in the Lone Star State. For those of you not familiar with Buc-ee’s, they are far more than a convenience store with fuel and snacks. Most are massive with at least 50 fuel…

We’ll Always Have Paris…Texas, That Is!

My husband, Dan, and I recently celebrated our 23rd anniversary. On the actual date, we were traveling back from a wedding of a family member. Knowing that would be the case ahead of time, we decided to celebrate our day together a week early. In looking at wedding gift ideas for our 23rd year, I…

The Hamburger – A Texas Culinary Creation

According to more sources than I can list, the hamburger was invented by Fletcher Davis from Athens, Texas, in the late 1880’s and introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. “Uncle Fletch” is so beloved in Athens that they hold the Uncle Fletch Davis Hamburger Festival every September. In fact, the Uncle Fletch…

Celebrating Texas Farmers, Farmer’s Markets, and Those Who Can Can

From my Junior year in high school until my Senior year in college, I spent most of my summers working on our family’s farm in Livingston, Texas. Soon after the school year ended and I’d had a few weeks to enjoy the summer, my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays were used for picking, washing, and loading…

Introducing the How Big Is Texas Podcast

It’s been in my head for a while and it was time to make it happen. Check out my How Big Is Texas podcast. I’ll share my Texas stories and interview others who can tell you about the many things to see and do in the Lone Star State. I hope you’ll follow along. Click…

How Texan Are You?

This morning, I was reminded of a list I came across a few years back, while perusing down the rabbit hole that is Facebook, entitled “How Texan Are You?” It was a list of 100 statements and yes/no questions for you to check based on what you’ve experienced in Texas. Since I was born and…

Spring into 12 of My Favorite Texas Gardens

As Spring begins, gardens across the Lone Star State are starting to come alive with color and activity. Interstates, highways, back roads, and fields reveal colors seen only in spring. The wildflowers all Texans know and love, bluebonnets, give a shout-out to Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and person responsible for the Highway Beautification…

How it all started when I drove the Texas perimeter. Good times!

In June 2020, I decided to drive the perimeter of the Lone Star State with two colleagues from the Texas travel and tourism industry, Morgan Taylor and Debra Bustos. That’s how the idea of my Texas blog started. I highly recommend it and would do it again. Click here to watch the video. Until next…