Texas July 23, 2017
11 Undying Habits That Prove You Can Never Take Texas Out Of The Texan
Our Southern roots run deep. No matter what state we’re in or how long we’ve been there, Texas will always be home in our heart. We’ll always do these 11 things whether we’re halfway across the country or just a state or two away. You can take the Texan out of Texas, but you’ll never take Texas out of the Texan.
1. Ask for directions in terms of hours rather than miles.
We're so used to being in a state that's 900 miles across and only really caring about how long it's going to take us to get somewhere, so we keep up our habit of measuring distance in hours even when we're in other, smaller states. I personally think it's a much more effective method, anyway.
2. Wear cowboy boots everywhere.
Rain or shine - heck, even if we're in Florida during a hurricane in the summertime, we'll have your boots on. They were made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do.
3. Flaunt our Texas pride wherever we go.
No matter what state we're in (in fact, especially when we're in other states), we wear our Texas memorabilia. Everyone has to know that we're from the best state in the country, right?
4. Looking for the nearest Buc-ee's to stop at on the road.
We're used to ONLY stopping at Buc-ee's, even if that means holding it for hours when we have to use the bathroom. Rationally, we know that other states don't have them, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming.
5. And by the same logic, asking where the closest Whataburger is.
A few other states like New Mexico have them, but we even ask that question when we go up north. What can we say? It's hard for us to go any extended length of time without our favorite fast food.
6. Stopping on the side of the highway to take a family photo amidst the bluebonnets.
We're aware that this practice isn't a "thing" in other states, but we don't really care. If we see a field of the beautiful flowers, we're stopping.
7. Find the nearest river to tube in.
Sure, people in other states do this during the summer as well, but it's not nearly as popular. Does that stop us? Not a chance.
8. Go watch a high school football game.
If we're visiting friends and family in another state and they have kids who play football, you bet we'll be the most excited about the game. We might even make fools of ourselves with our hooting and hollering, but we don't really care.
9. Make fun of how everything is so small.
Does YOUR state have a Big Tex? Is YOUR state's capitol building bigger than the nation's? I didn't think so.
10. Eat breakfast tacos.
Tacos for breakfast? Blasphemy! At least, that's what out-of-staters would say, but we know better.
11. Fry absolutely everything.
What, have other states never heard of fair food?
How many of these can you relate to? Are there any other Texas habits that have earned you some strange looks or comments in other states?