Friday, February 11, 2011

Texas Is My Home




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.
Just a reminder, I am giving away blog candy for this blog hop! So hop on over to my main post here and leave me a comment. Be sure to also be a follower :)





27 comments:

Cathie w said...

very nice TFS!!!!

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mitch1066 said...

nice pictures!

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GiGi said...

WOW! Looks amazing! That house out of rock looks SO COOL! TFS!
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Scrapp'n Nana said...
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Scrapp'n Nana said...

Sorry I didn't mean to copy what I said about Oregon. I do love the state of Texas. I have a lot of family that lives there. Thanks for the chance to win and have a lot of fun.
Sincerely
Donna Scrapp'n Nana
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Sandy S. said...

Texas looks beautiful! TFS!

Dawn said...

amazing photo of the cars. new follower. thanks so much

PurpleLadyBug said...

I love Texas & this Blog Hop!!!

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Lesa said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I never knew about the canyon in TX. I love these types of things and will be sure to see it if I am ever in the area.

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I'm a new follower! yay! THank you for the hop, and the pictures are awesome! I have been dying for some Copic Markers so I'll keep my fingers crossed, thank you for the chance!
Lisa
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grannyjuju said...

i like the pic...thanks for sharing

pat said...

Wow Texas is beautiful and I would really like to visit.
Thanks for sharing your great state with us.

Lisa said...

Woo HOO! Texas ROCKS!

Lisa
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Carole said...

Thank you for being part of the hop.

mommyfink said...

Thanks for sharing a little about Texas. Great pictures!!!


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Amanda said...

TFS!!

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Karelj said...

Hi, Krista!! I love Texas! I have family there, and one of my favorite memories is going to an Astros game! I'm a follower...you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

Melanie Makes said...

Love the canyon pictures! The colors are beautiful.

Heather said...

Great pictures!
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Theresa said...

Texas looks absolutely amazing..I love the Cadilac ranch,lol. Here in Fl, near plant City (where the best strawberries are grown) we have Trailer Henge. The property owner plantedseveral Air Stream trailers in a row like the Cadilacs..sooo funny.
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Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love connection earlier and wasn't sure if my comment went through. If so, sorry please delete this one. Thanks for sharing.
Patti

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Becky Dunham said...

My goodness Krista - lots of information about Texas - another state I would love to visit. That Cadillac Ranch looks like a blast! Now I am not sure if I have overstepped - at first I could find a post about the blog hop but the part about Texas was not with it so I must have done something wrong. Anyway I commented on both posts - so if you need to disqualify me or remove one that is okay but I did not do it intentionally, just not sure which one to comment on :) I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far :)

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Granny said...

The cards are very cute. The for the info about Texas. I am a new follower.

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Kelly S said...

I would love to visit TX! It looks so beautiful. And being form NY, I could sure use some warm weather right about now. :-)

zenderzoocrew said...

Been to Texas a few times. Have some friends that live down there too! Thanks for sharing!
Jen from Ohio
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scrappinheaven said...

Howdy from Louisiana, and you forgot to tell them about the huge steak at Big Texan steakhouse (72ozs i think?). We stop there every time we drive to Colorado to visit our son. I didn't know about the canyons though. We've always just stopped there overnight on our 2 day drive. I will make sure to look around awhile the next time we pass through there and put some graffiti on those cars too...lol.

Carol
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SherriC. said...

GORGEOUS, I would love to visit Texas, thanks for sharing all this info, makes me want to come even more now....
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