Can I just go on record to say that I love Texas? I love the bigness of it. I love the food. I love the people. I love that politeness reigns everywhere. I love the “yes, ma’am” and opening doors for people. I love that the people I have encountered here are polite and generous and happy to share with me.
My flight was simple and easy—bumped up to first class where this time instead of Drunk Steve as a seat mate I had Quiet Joe who barely even acknowledged my existence until we landed and were waiting for the jet bridge. But that is okay. At least he wasn’t high fiving me and telling me I was awesome the entire trip.
Some observations so far….
- People are FREAKED out about ebola. Freaked. Since I was flying into Dallas Fort Worth it might have been worse but so many on my plane were wearing masks. I am not talking Halloween masks but those masks that protect you from germs. The authorities say that ebola is not airborne and can only be transmitted through direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids. I am not overly concerned. I am usually pretty careful about making sure that I do use good sense when I travel and out of all of the times that I have flown in an airplane, spent time in an airport or crowded place and even traveled overseas I have not gotten sick after flying or traveling. I feel like I have traveled quite a bit and never gotten sick as a direct result of it. Here is a picture of a guy waiting for our flight.
- My “accent” needs to be refined for Texas. While I don’t think I have an accent at all, of course, I am told that I do. I learned that iced tea sounds a lot like HiC.
- Christianity is a good thing and judging from the size of churches down here they are super-sized–just like many things in Texas. I love that Joe’s Family Restaurant had this on their dry erase board as you enter and leave.
- Everything IS bigger in Texas. Even nutcrackers!
- Food is fabulous —Chris found a great little place called 24 Plates in Fort Worth– a fairly new Tapas place and I had Chicken and Waffles for the first time. They were fabulous and we loved the trendy decor and fabulous service.
There is always an opportunity to pose like a statue wherever I go. These were taken in a lovely spot—Fort Worth Botanic Gardens which I will share with you later. Chris obliged by taking my photo.