What are you thinking driving AROUND Texas? Are you crazy?

Hey, friends. Because I’ve had a lot of time to think during the pandemic, I was pondering one day as a Native Texan, “Just how BIG is Texas?”

While I’ve always known the distance from Orange to El Paso was 852 miles and the distance from Texline to Brownsville was 897 miles, (these are things you learn about when you work Team Texas Trade Show Booths), I thought I’d check to see how big it is if you went around the perimeter. While I couldn’t do a perfect outline with Google maps, the easiest route I found totals 3,015 miles. To put that into perspective, if you drive from San Francisco to New York City, it’s 2,907 miles.

Our first trip of the perimeter of Texas.

I’ve recruited a friend to join me for this journey. Morgan Taylor, who I met in Canada during our media mission right before the pandemic started, will come along for the ride. We’ll drive the roads of our beloved Texas, meet folks along the way, and see our state in a whole new light, as we open back up for business across the Lone Star State. I’ll be blogging about our adventures and we’ll share the stories with all of you. Say hey to us along the way. We hope you’ll follow us for our nine-day epic road trip, as we answer the question “How Big is Texas?” Who knows? After we’re done, we may have the lyrics to a Lyle Lovett or Willie Nelson song. Stay tuned!

Until next time from Texas … safe travels!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Jerry says:

    It is further from El Paso to Dallas than from El Paso to San Diego!

    1. diannbayes says:

      Yes, it is. 😀

  2. Sandy Emmons says:

    I would love to do this. Enjoy your trip!

    1. diannbayes says:

      We actually took the trip earlier this year. It was awesome! Highly recommend it!

    2. diannbayes says:

      Thanks. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it.

  3. M. J. Leake says:

    Now, that’s a wonderful perimeter wandering challenge idea for every state, after I visit all of the National Parks.
    So much to see in one-time but, patiently trying is the best part. 🙂

    1. diannbayes says:


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