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#1 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:50 AM

Don't get me wrong, I like Texas, Texans, and all that it represents. But I'm just back from my 2nd West Texas trip since October and 11 hours driving out and 11 hours back can beat you up. Near Hobbs the first time and Lubbock the second and shoot there's  more Texas further west!! I figure I've seen parts even native Texans haven't. Texas isn't BIG, its HUGE.! I like the wide open spaces and being surrounded by horizon though. It reminds me lots of home in Western Kansas.

 

By geographic area, and room to spare, you could fit 3 of Kansas, or Louisiana 6 times, 5 of the state of Arkansas.  All of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Labrador & New Foundland at once with room for Oklahoma left over.

 

The way I figure it, the guy who sang " I'd waltz across Texas with you in my arms" didn't have a map.

 

I'd like Texas much better in smaller doses.     :reading_the_manual:


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:54 AM

It does take some time to get around down there. I've been to San Antonio a few times. Seems you can go for a long time and still have a distance to go!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Well you know what they say.Everything's bigger in Texas.I guess that would includeTexas itself.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Only to Texas once.

Houston Galveston area.

Back in 1979.

Just after High School.

I had no drivers license.

Buddy drove all the way.

My 1969 Chevy Nova, 6-cylinder, powerglide.

75-80 MPH all the way there, all the way back.

One flat tire on return trip.

Gone for two weeks.

Only thing I seem to remember: beaches, babes, beer!

But I think it was a big state :smilewink:  :wave:


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Well you know what they say.Everything's bigger in Texas.I guess that would includeTexas itself.

 Yeah Maynard, everything's bigger in Texas because its the only place it can fit    :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: 


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:25 AM

The wife and I did a road trip a few years ago, through Texas. Yep, it's big.

From Fort Worth, I drove west until I got tired of looking in that direction, so I headed

South. Went all the way down to Big Bend National Park. Hung out there for a couple days.

Saw the Rio Grande. It's not as big as in the cowboy movies. Then drove east to

Corpus Christie, and then Galveston. Now that's a tourist trap.

After that, we headed back up to Fort Worth. That's a huge state, and every part of

it is different.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Yes, Texas is big (~267,000 square miles), but Ontario is larger (~416,000 square miles).  You'd need to add Montana to make Texas close to the same size.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Yes I lived in Ft. Worth for 5 years, the hottest years of my life. If you want anything at all it can be found in Texas. I can say it isn't my favorite state.

Good Information and very interesting.

 

 

Dick


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:31 AM

We have some friends in College Station and Brownsville so we have been to Texas quite a few time's.  Except for the heat I really enjoyed it there.  It defiantly gets hot there but then it get's pretty hot here as well. The one thing I had a time getting use to is getting passed on the shoulder of the road and from what I understand that is legal there.  We haven't been to the western part of the state but maybe one day.  For sure it is Hugh.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

I always knew Texas was big. Last year drove from Minnesota to South Padre Island and now I understand why. It was a great trip!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 01:43 PM

1990 at Christmas, the wife and I and two teenagers in a VW Rabbit entered Texas at Texarkana, went down to Alamo/Mc Allen and spent Christmas with the in-laws, Then drove up to San Antonio and west, then up to Midland. Then over into New Mexico to spend New Years with my Parents in Tatum (just north of Hobbs). Then back into Texas and up to Amarillio and across 40 to Oklahoma City and up 35 home. Drove 3,000 miles andover 1,ooo in Texas.
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Posted January 19, 2013 - 01:45 PM

I have been to Texas a couple of times. It is a big flat place to be sure.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 02:40 PM

I rode my Honda GL1000 with sidecar and trailer across Texas, and the only thing I thought was bigger was the raindrops!!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 02:54 PM

Saw the Rio Grande. It's not as big as in the cowboy movies

It's the same way with Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Not near as big as they make it out to be. Seemed like more of an alley. 

Never been to Texas but I have to say I like the people I've done business with down there and I like a lot of their ideals. Think I could get along with them just fine. Hold the heat though. 


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:27 PM

We have some friends in College Station and Brownsville so we have been to Texas quite a few time's.  Except for the heat I really enjoyed it there.  It defiantly gets hot there but then it get's pretty hot here as well. The one thing I had a time getting use to is getting passed on the shoulder of the road and from what I understand that is legal there.  We haven't been to the western part of the state but maybe one day.  For sure it is Hugh.

 Bill I think passing on the right is common because its rare for more than one vehicle to be on the road at the same time.

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