Texans are a diverse bunch of people. We have roots from all over the world that we have taken and melded together to make an incredible culture all our own. But in some ways, we are a lot alike. Our state brings us together, and if you're a Texan, you've probably had some experiences that other Texans can relate to. You may not even realize it until you find yourself out of state, surrounded by a bunch of people who have no idea what real Mexican food is, have never experienced the fried-food paradise that is the Texas State Fair, and think sun tea must be a brand name. Here are 20 things all Texans have done at least once.
An eight hour road trip always sounds like a great idea at the time, but it always ends up being worth it when you get into that blue water.
...and wondered at how they were able to fry things like butter and Coca-cola.
...and been dumped out of your tube.
There is no distance too far when your car is parked in the shade during those intense Texas summers.
...even if you were just forced to do it in gym class.
What do you get when you add fantastic music to fierce riding competition and throw in some mouth-watering food? A heck of a good time, that's what.
...both as a warning and an admonishment to clean up after yourself.
If you haven't, its high time you went to one.
...even though they no longer play each other on Thanksgiving.
Texans can finish this phrase: "The stars at night are big and bright..."
Maybe not in the past 10 years, but you've done it.
Good things take time.
This book is your life when you get stung.
Anything that can be obtained through a drive-thru ain't it.
...and you know these aren't ripe yet.
Because Texas is 3/4 Summer anyway.
Don't deny it.
...it's not for everyone.
You probably didn't even realize you were so homesick until you saw that sign.