In a scene from one of the best all-time “chick flicks” ever, Thelma and Louise, Thelma and Louise are escaping to Mexico. Louise mentions they’ll be driving through Texas.
“I’m NOT driving through Texas,” Thelma says firmly.
“But…. it’s really big,” Louise says. She points to the map.
“See, Mexico is right here, and Texas is all right here.”
“Louise, you know how I feel about Texas,” Thelma says again.
The argument goes on. Thelma wins. They are going to go around Texas. On their way to Mexico.
THAT was my first introduction to Texas as a Bay-Area-raised child. Since then, I’ve been to the Lone Star state many, many times.
Though I will save my political observations for later, I’ve learned to appreciate the many cultural differences in a place 2,000 miles from where I grew up.
Which leads me to this fun fact: I’m here now! Here are a few snapshots of the unordinary (to a Texan). And the awesome (to a Californian).
Yes, that is what you think it is. Chocolate covered bacon.
Let’s take it a step further, to make you question why YOU aren’t living in Texas: chocolate-covered jalapenos, chocolate-covered pickles.
Wildflowers and flat plains along the highway.
Yeah, this is a photo of the ground…but the ground doesn’t look like this in San Francisco!
“Another typical, average photo of the sunset” — to a Texan, sure. In San Francisco, our smog is good for just one thing: intensifying the sunset.
You can compare this blue-sky-filled, gentle sunset to San Francisco’s fiery one here.
That’s all for now. Back in SF soon!
Do you have photos to share? If so, please post them (or a link to them) in the comments!