I am a Texan and Proud to be! I was born and raised here. I actually live in the TX Panhandle. Only left a handfull of times. But Texas is a really neat place to live. We have all kinds of climates here from tropical down by the gulf, wooded areas near dallas and lousianna border to dry up here in the panhandle and everything in between. We are the second largest state in the US after Alaska and the second most populated state after California. Main industries here are petrolium, cattle, farming, and oil in the gulf. The state bird is the Mocking Bird which is weird because we don't have many of them around here. There are more found in Oklahoma than here, LOL.
I live in Amarillo, TX. We are known as the Helium Capital of the world. It is very flat here. As you can see in the picture below, you can see for MILES! This picture is of Cadillac Ranch. It's located just outside of town. There is a man here named Stanley Marsh and does the weirdest things around town, including putting random signs in peoples yards. We have one in our yard that says "Ready, Set, Go!" They are EVERYWHERE! He also put in this cadillac ranch and has a boulder pool table on his property made of boulders and tree logs for pool cues. These are REAL cadillacs stuck in the ground and people can go out there and climb on them and write all over them.
We also are home to the second largest canyon in the US. This is located about 15 min outside of Amarillo. It's really neat to see all the different layers of history out there. There have been dinosoar bones found, there is still an old home dwelling that was dugout the side of a hill for people to look at, and every summer they put on a play called TEXAS that tells the history of the area. It's really neat!
The place I really want to visit is Greece. My husband and I are really into Greek mythology and would just die to get to spend a week in Greece. We're trying to plan for a trip for our 15th anniversary. I love the cultures there and the area is just BEAUTIFUL! I'm not sure I'd come home if we made it there, LOL. But this is def somewhere I want to go. The first thing I would do is spend one hour just sitting on the rocks taking it all in. The second? Swimming! Then check out the temples and eat some of the greek foods from there.
A close second is Rome. Just like greek mythology, we are also into the roman history. Not the myth's but the gladiator's and the origins of christianity, etc. I would love to walk the streets and just breathe in all that history.
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