EVERYTHING IS BBBBBBBBBBIGGER IN TEXAS

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by Joe “Alamo” Russell

 

I was thinking about why I love calling Texas home, and I realized that my first 6 choices all started with the letter “B”. Then I thought that it’s no surprise that everything is BBBBBBBBBBigger in TEXAS!
I hope you enjoy my list and will consider sharing with your friends who also love Texas!

 

1. Bluebonnets in the Spring

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Without a doubt, my spirits are lifted every Spring when I see the first beautiful Bluebonnets peeping through the soil. They are so beautiful, yet distinctly Texan.

2. Blue Bell Ice Cream

Photo by Pamela Murski. Click the photo for her blog about guided tours of the Blue Bell plant in Brenham.
Photo by Pamela Murski. Click on the photo for her blog about guided tours of the Blue Bell plant in Brenham.

I honestly had no idea how fortunate I was as a Texan in the ice cream department until I had to spend a summer as a teen in Connecticut. That stuff they call ice cream… isn’t! I’m glad it is back!

 

3. Balmorhea State Park

Photo by Angi English. Her work is available for purchase by clicking on the photo.
Photo by Angi English. Her work is available for purchase by clicking on the photo.

Balmorhea State Park is a hidden gem off I-10 in West Texas. (It’s hidden right where I-20 and I-20 come together). Scuba divers from around the nation visit to see amazing aquatic life. The San Solomon spring also produces over a million gallons of water per day and it is vital to agriculture in West Texas.

 

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4. Big Bend National Park

 

Photo by Britt Runyon Photography. Click on the image to support an excellent West Texas photographer.
Photo by Britt Runyon Photography. Click on the image to support an excellent West Texas photographer.

Big Bend National Park is simply astonishing. Nothing more needs to be said. If you haven’t been there… go!

5. Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart

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Photo by eater.com

The best brisket I’ve ever eaten. Hands down. Gitchya’ some!

 

6. Bullock Texas State History Museum

Photo by Austinot.com. Click on the photo to be taken to their site.
Photo by Austinot.com. Click on the photo to be taken to their site.

Everything about Texas. Be sure to visit the IMAX theater at the Bullock!

 

7. Barton Springs and Hamilton Pools in Austin

Photos by Austin.com.
Photos by Austin.com.
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Photo by AustinTexas.org. Click on photo for a tour of Austin.

These two spots hold some of my favorite memories from my teen years.
And I’ll leave it at that.

8. Belton Lake Sunset at Dead Fish Grill

Photo courtesy Youtube (Screen grab)
Photo courtesy Youtube (Screen grab)

In my opinion, the most beautiful place in Texas to go out to eat is at the Dead Fish Grill on Belton Lake. In addition to the spectacular views and incredible food, every evening at sunset they shoot off a cannon to mark the end of the day.

9. Baylor University

Photo by Baylor.edu
Photo by Baylor.edu

I’m not a Baylor Bear. However, the Baylor campus is, in my opinion, the most beautiful campus in our great state. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Texas Ranger Museum, the Mayborn, and the Mammoth Site (Baylor and the National Park Service oversee the largest congregation of Mammoth fossils in the world. Imagine that… Waco, Texas is ground zero in prehistoric archaeology.) Also, the Dr Pepper Museum is right down the street.
Hmmm… craving a Dr Pepper float!

10. Battle of the Alamo. Remember it.

Photo courtesy Wikipedia.
Photo courtesy Wikipedia.

We Texans will never forget the Alamo. It was where the spirit of The Republic of Texas was born. It was a place where heroes took on an unbeatable foe and held him off for way longer than humanly possible. It was where Santa Ana’s army was dealt its mortal wound before President Sam Houston dealt the death blow at San Jacinto.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

Now you see how everything really is BBBBBBBBBBigger in Texas!

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