You know you are in Texas when you leave the city and see fields alive with bluebonnets and Indian paints which add brilliant color to the surrounding landscape.
Country is little more than an hour from Houston, but with its collection of small towns, ranches and farms it seems light years away. Hay bales,
and livestock of all kinds grazing in pastures tell you you have left the city behind.
You might even be surprised to see a herd of belted galloways, a breed common in the area of Maine that is my part-time home but fairly new in Texas.
Long fences define the boundaries for large ranches
and here and there on a country road is a roadhouse where you’ll want to be sure and order a Lone Star, the national beer of Texas.
First thing you hear when you walk in is, “You ain’t from around here are you?” Once that’s out of the way, the locals are right happy to engage in friendly conversation. Heck, they might even share a Lone Star with you on a weekend night!
And if you want to leave your husband there while you go antiquing, why that’s OK, too.
Yep, you gotta love Texas. It’s a place unto itself!
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind