Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Just a Few Observations

Moving to South Texas is definitely different than SW I thought I would share just a few observations.

1. It is so humid and hot outside that after being in an air conditioned building/car that my glasses fog up once I step back outside. I'm going to have to reconsider wearing my contacts more often.

2. I love listening to the radio in the car; however, now that there is only one Christian, one country, and one rock music station and the rest of the stations are in spanish, I may have to put iTunes in my budget.

3. Many Texas interstates are followed along by Frontage roads. So if you happen to miss an exit, you can get off on the Frontage road and follow the "turnaround lane" (it's a lane specific to making a U-turn without having to sit at a couple of traffic lights to turn around--and you don't have to get back on the interstate, you just follow the Frontage road).

4. Instead of a gas station or pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, Eckard) on every corner, there is a panaderia (Mexican bakery). I'm trying to avoid Randy showing me where the good ones are so that I don't make unnecessary trips to buy empanadas de calabasa (pumpkin). This would not help me in successfully starting/completing half marathon training.

So far, so good. While I do miss seeing the mountains of SW VA, I'm enjoying seeing palm trees and visiting the beach (just 30 minutes away).

1 comment:

Allison said...

YES, it is so freakin hot there! We have now moved to KS and it feels like winter here! lol...:)