That's what I love about Texas

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are recovering from the weekend this lovely morning.

It is a well known fact that Texans are some of the most proud people by character and now that I live in Oklahoma, I could not agree more. 

On my several trips to Dallas for various reasons, I find myself breathing a sigh of relief every time I cross the red dirt river on the Texas Oklahoma border. 

There are several things that I have learned make the state of Texas unique, therefore making me miss it everyday. 

1. The abundance of options:
From restaurants to nail salons, Texas has it all near by.
I miss driving down the road and being able to get formula for the babies, lunch, my nails done, groceries, gas, and a car wash all on one road. Not so much in these parts.

2. New homes:
I love my house, but it is old.
Now, it has a big enough kitchen, a second living area, and a huge backyard, but little things like a bigger dining area, wider hallways, and taller ceilings are something I definitely miss about my previous 10 year old home. 

3. Entertainment:
I could easily buy tickets to big musical act coming into town and look forward to going to the symphony at all times, but here the closest city that holds big concerts is an hour and 15 minutes away (Oklahoma City). There was always something going on in McKinney or in Dallas, so I know I will eventually greatly miss that.

4. Appearance:
When I would make a quick run to Target, or even stop by the local Hobby Lobby everyone around me was usually dressed well. Maybe not to the nines, but definitely presentable. It made me put a little more effort into what I wore. Here, it seems everyone is a little less into fashion and a little more into minding their own fashion business.

5. Attitude:
Like I said before, people in Texas are proud to be from Texas. Every time I meet someone and tell them I am from the Dallas area, they have some story about someone they know from Texas or how they once lived there. Most Oklahoman's are welcoming and friendly as opposed to the more exclusive average Texan who loathes the outsider (especially Californian's) and their foreign qualities. I miss the competitiveness of my home state, and the constant reminder that you have to keep up or you will be left behind.

I haven't lived here long, but I do miss home.
Where are you from?
If you are a transplant like me, what are some of the things you miss about your home state?

Till next time!
~Mrs. S

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