I felt strange saying that... having been here for some time but still just less than a year. Oh well, I in Texas now, so let me try that one more time and give you a proper Texan welcome...
Blog Around The World guests! I think you know US history and how Texas came about better than I do so I'll probably avoid that. Perhaps the other Texan bloggers will cover that. :)
Instead, let's just have a little Texan geography here and hear towns called Turkey and ranches called Deep Sh*t:
Isn't YouTube great? I would have not known of that song if it wasn't for YouTube (and of course, the maker of the clip who travelled 10,641 miles so that I do not have to!).
I dug more on the song "I've Been Everywhere" and it seems that it has been adapted to a lot of places - the original being in Australia.
Anyway, I digress. Let me continue with my welcome ...
Just to make sure that the previous clip did not give you the impression of Texas being just all roads, here's a Tribute to Texas:
Anyway, I live in Austin - the capital city of Texas. But I have to admit I am beyond city limits where you see miles and miles of live oaks, cedar and pecan trees; and where you see large birds always flying above. The Hill Country, as Texans lovingly say.
Anyhow, Austin is also the "music capital of the world". That's where you get all that live music shown in PBS :) And on the last weekend of this month, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is on!!!
If you cannot make it, here are some photos of the 10-feet guitars around town which were installed as public art last year. They were made by local artists, sponsored by companies and signed by supposedly well-known folks!
There are supposedly 50 of them but I have 35 here only. (I hope I don't get into trouble pulling these stuff from the net!)
And here's a sampling of Austin places to go visit!
Meanwhile, enjoy a little taste of Texas today and come back soon!
Did I just day little? That's not acceptable in Texas, so...
Get a BIG taste of Texas today!