You gotta love Texas!


October 18, 2005, 12:06 AM
A friend recently made the most of his Rita evacuation by taking a small vacation to Waco. He lives in an RV so he was able to take his house with him. Here is one of the pictures that he took during his trip. Even with the humidity and mosquitos, I love this state. Get this in California!:neener: :D

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October 18, 2005, 03:29 AM
i have to admit that is priceless

October 18, 2005, 06:40 AM
Great sign! I did a “lets see Texas” road trip vacation a few summers ago and really liked your native state. The weather in southern Texas really appealed to me. When I finally get fed up with cold winters southern Texas is one of the areas I would consider moving to.

October 18, 2005, 06:44 AM
Any state that obligates it's armed citizens to protect life and property during times of disaster is OK in my book! If only i could talk the wife into moving there.:(


October 18, 2005, 06:44 AM
Been there many times (actually every time I go to Waco). :)

larry starling
October 18, 2005, 08:37 AM
Been there also when I use to live in Salado. Love the sign......;)

October 18, 2005, 10:55 AM
will i liek the sign i live jsut south of waco but north of saldo in a town called "belton" it is just outside of "Temple"

October 18, 2005, 12:07 PM
I'm originally from Arkansas but have been Texas for the last 25 years - about half of my life. Texas is a great state in many ways, though it would add to my happiness if they would add more lanes to I-35E in North Texas!!

Go Razorbacks!
Go Longhorns! (If not playing the Razorbacks)

October 18, 2005, 12:44 PM
I grew up there. I used to go into "Praco" when it was just a humble pawn shop across Waco Drive. That was a long time ago in galazy far, far away...


October 18, 2005, 01:10 PM
owner of the store must be from Florida.


October 18, 2005, 02:09 PM
Parts New Mexico and Colorado are nice too. (at least the parts that used to be Texas.) :)

October 18, 2005, 02:30 PM
Why is Texas so great?

It's the home of Ziegenbock....never heard of it? your loss.:evil:

Have you ever been to 6th St. Austin on a Saturday night? You're practically tripping over beautiful and FRIENDLY women. No wonder your wife doesn't like this's full of the prettiest women in the nation.

Texas encourages firearm's practically in our constitution.

Texas is the birthplace of the American least legendary.

Texas is friendly...except Dallas....and uh...Houston.

Texas has hot hot summers filled with spicy Mexican food and cold cold beer.

In Texas men drive trucks...not minivans....

In Texas wearing a cowboy hat and boots will not even attract a second glance...fell free to feel like John Wayne. Try that in Baltimore.

Texas has the largest live music scene in the U.S. second only to California....but who wants to live there?

Texas may be Democrat or Republican...but it's always conservative.

Texas is famous for honkey tonks and church........

Texas has the best football and BBQ around. Memphis does pretty good, but where do you think that mesquite smoked BBQ comes from?

Texas is as American as Apple Pie, Mom and the Good the Bad and the Ugly.

In Texas, white tail deer is considered a natural resource and hunting is an industry.....

In Texas we make fun of California and always say "New York" with a slight shared but unspoken sense of contempt.:evil: Heck..being from NY is like being an ex-felon in big Tex.....

There are too many good things to say about Texas to mention here but let me just end this by saying...have you ever seen a gaggle of Texas women?:D

October 18, 2005, 02:33 PM
I think the other side of that sign says "Be a good bunny, buy a gun for your honey" (left over from Easter, they don't change that sign much). I will try to get a photo of it next time I am passing by.

October 18, 2005, 02:39 PM
Just remember, Texas is a horrible place filled with reprobates, mean women, and ugly dogs. It is always burning hot, or freezing cold, and the air stinks. If the allergies don't kill you then the traffic will. ;)

We already have enough folks who use the phrase "Well in California we didn't do it that way" ... and yes I am kidding, well at least about the women and the weather. :D

October 18, 2005, 02:56 PM
yes the traffic will kill you there was a austrail citizen in killen the other day got killed while crossing the street not right but very funny

"god that is a big Kangaroo" *thunp*

October 18, 2005, 04:32 PM
don't worry folks, me anyway, i WALKED across most of texas. once through it was enough.

50 Freak
October 18, 2005, 04:48 PM
Get this in California!

:cuss: :cuss: :cuss: from a Californian.

October 18, 2005, 04:50 PM
Texas is friendly...except Dallas....and uh...Houston.

Dallas is not really part of Texas. I have never met one single person that was actually
"from" Dallas. Everyone I know that lives there moved from out of state.

There's a place I eat in Ft Worth, all the wait staff wear t-shirts emblazoned with "Life is too short to live in Dallas".

Please refrain from referring to Dallas as being part of Texas. :evil:

As for the sign, my brother went to Baylor University in Waco and he bought me a stainless Delta
Elite for Christmas from that place. He was too lazy to wrap it and it was still in the sack.

October 18, 2005, 04:56 PM
I happen to have been born in Dallas, thank you.

Although I will admit that it is my least favorite city in Texas.

Black Majik
October 18, 2005, 05:02 PM
our signs are nicer looking :D

Yeah... i gotta admit, thats a beautiful sight to see..

October 18, 2005, 05:25 PM
I happen to have been born in Dallas, thank you.

Although I will admit that it is my least favorite city in Texas.

And living in Oklahoma City. Proves my point, even Oklahoma is better than Dallas. :evil:

(sorry man, that was too easy, nothing personal) :D

October 18, 2005, 06:26 PM
Texas, home of the best BBQ, coldest beer, hottest food, most beautiful land, bluest water, best fishing, greatest hunting, largest cockroaches, and largest mosquitos. It is a state of mind and a way of life.


Livin in----well you know where.

M2 Carbine
October 18, 2005, 07:37 PM
I wasn't born here, but I got here as fast as I could.

41 years ago.:)

October 18, 2005, 07:43 PM

Nothing personal meant. Heck, if we could merge California weather with Texas, I do believe that we'd be dang close to heaven.

October 18, 2005, 08:55 PM
Texans are a lot like New Yorkers (really). Either among the nicest people you'd ever want to meet, or the most 'proctologically challenged' you'd never want to meet. They're all legends intheir own minds.:neener:

If God had meant Texans to ski, He'da made BS white.

All in good fun, I love Texas, too (even tho my sister lives in Seabrook). Mike (all hat, no oil) in VA

October 18, 2005, 09:12 PM
Got to love a state that so openly uses the death penalty. Most states are trying to abolish the death penalty, but Texas is putting in an express lane. :D

October 18, 2005, 09:32 PM
I am accepted in TX.

Texans agree I was born in the wrong State (AR), terrible mix up...just terrible they say...

I fit right in. Roadside diner in the middle of nowhere..." dagburned feral cats" - is hollered out by the owner cook.
You just walk out back, shoot the feral cat,step back inside and your coffee has been topped of and that pie you ordered is brought to table...

"Hell yeah you can shoot it before you buy it"...step out back, shoot the targets out back...

"Yes officer I was speeding..don't wanna be late for a dove shoot"
"Best git on out of her son, hanging offense to be late ya know.."

No ticket, not even a warning...he did point out the short cut was taking the road Bobby and Sue got caught in Sue's momma's Buick though...

Did I mention he was in jeans, tennis shoes, driving a marked Mustang, and had a Rolling Stones T shirt on?

They really need to fix the doors at the Anatole. Seems everytime a Ferrai, Vette, Pantera, Lamborgheni...whatever, and some good looking honey gets out of one ...
The Antatole doors just rush up and run into me...

Texas is the only place I have shot pool on the back porch, shot at jackrabbits between shots, and had a gun bearer take care of cue, gun, and iced tea for me. Now that folks is hospitality!!

October 19, 2005, 12:13 AM
And living in Oklahoma City. Proves my point, even Oklahoma is better than Dallas. Yeah, I half expected that one. I do miss a few things about Dallas, but I will say that I like Oklahoma City more than Dallas. Actually, I like SW Oklahoma MUCH more than Dallas. I did more growin' up in that area off Highway 7 between Lawton and Duncan than I'm necessarily willing to admit (GO BRONCHOS!). When I finish up school here, moving my home out of Dallas will be priority #1.

But, I'll take Waco, Temple, Justin, Fredricksburg, Canyon, Amarillo, and possibly Cleburne over anyplace on Earth.

October 19, 2005, 08:56 AM
There's a place I eat in Ft Worth, all the wait staff wear t-shirts emblazoned with "Life is too short to live in Dallas".

THE RAIL HEAD has some great BBQ and Fries, don't much care for the rest of the sides. They do have a %50 military discount.:)

50 Freak
October 19, 2005, 02:19 PM
Texas is friendly...except Dallas....and uh...Houston.

Trust me, we here in California know the feeling. If we got rid of LA, SF and San Diego this would be heaven on Earth.

beaucoup ammo
October 19, 2005, 05:00 PM
What's the name of that area downtown with all the Red Brick..several blocks square? The wife and I really enjoyed an afternoon there!

But, what's up with the Arbuckle Mountains?! Looked, but couldn't spot a single Mountain?! :O)

Lastly..San Diego has the Greatest climate on Earth!

Take Care

October 19, 2005, 05:37 PM
I drove across south Texas one Christmas in a snowstorm, the worst dang snowstorm in thee most unlikely place. Thank goodness I had other better experiences there, and the best BBQ, unmatched by any since.;)

beaucoup ammo
October 19, 2005, 05:53 PM
Everyone here went bonkers!! It was great! Only downside, no one knew how to drive in it! '83 I think.

Measured 14" at the house. Just sat in front of a roaring fire, cleaning my S&W model 65 with good pals Jack and Bud!

Take Care

Working Man
October 19, 2005, 06:03 PM
Heck..being from NY is like being an ex-felon in big Tex.....

Heck, I got here as soon as I could. Almost 25 years and counting. :D

October 20, 2005, 12:04 AM
I live just outside Memphis, and work in the city. I hate Memphis. Dorked-up city, dorked-up politics, dorked-up...well, most everything else, too. My brother lives in Texas and says he wouldn't come back here for anything, and I'm inclined to agree after only a couple of visits. An' I don't like the Grizzlies, neither. Left them Memphis folks with a dern stadium that nobody can use that ain't even paid for yet (the Pyramid). Glad my tax dollars are spent in Mississippi.

But I gotta take issue with one thing: if somebody thinks the BBQ in any place west of the Mississippi is better than what's in Memphis, they've just gotta be plumb nuts.

It just don't get no better'n Neely's. The art of BBQ is all in the sauce. And BBQ is pork, not beef. Anybody can cook beef over some raggedy ol' desert tree that smells nice burnin'.


October 20, 2005, 02:47 PM
Pebac...I'd take up that challenge. Here in my fair town...(nameless to protect the innocent) there is a pork BBQ place that is only open 2 days a week from 10AM to 9PM....that's it. And baby let me tell you...there's a line to get in. The owners ain't greedy and everyone wants what they've got....I can't even tell you how many trophys they have on the wall from traveling around (including memphis) in BBQ competitions....and won.

As for BBQ being pork...I love pork BBQ, and nobody does it better than those guys....however there is a place in a little town outside of Coleman Texas called the Smokin' Gun....a little hole in the wall and the only resteraunt in town. A guy that looks like a ZZ Top character walks up and says...."BBQ plate or BBQ meal, what'll it be?" You look up and ask..."what's the difference? He replies...the plate is a sandwich, the meal is ribs. We got the ribs...mesquite smoked so tender the meat practically fell off the bone. Oh Lord....I was 16 last time I ate there and I will never, to my dying day, forget how good that was. I don't think Memphis can top that. Memphis they try to hide their BBQ under a lump of coleslaw....who ever heard of such a thing?

BTW....the Smokin Gun only tea...sweet or forget that Pepsi.

October 20, 2005, 02:48 PM
Alduro, does this place happen to work on big trucks the rest of the week and be on Main Street in your unnamed town? If so that's the best BBQ you'll find.

October 20, 2005, 04:00 PM
What's the name of that area downtown with all the Red Brick..several blocks square? The wife and I really enjoyed an afternoon there!

That would be Brick Town! :D

I've been there and enjoyed myself quite a bit!

October 20, 2005, 04:03 PM
Mind you I live in Galveston, but there is nothing wrong with how friendly people are in Houston? Particularly if they're female - and blonde :evil:

October 20, 2005, 04:08 PM
In Texas men drive trucks...not minivans....
Both, actually:(

But not at the same time:D
In Texas wearing a cowboy hat and boots will not even attract a second glance...
Praise the Lord!

October 20, 2005, 06:01 PM
I think this may say it all. A little love song to Texas written by the Austin Lounge Lizards.

Stupid Texas Song

Texas is a big state, North to South and East to West
Alaska doesn't really count, we're bigger than the rest
You can waltz across it, though, so grab your yellow rose
And sing another song of Texas--this is how it goes:
One more stupid song about Texas,
For miles and miles it rambles on
Biggest egos, biggest hair, biggest liars anywhere,
Let's sing another stupid Texas song
By God we're so darn proud to be from Texas--yahoo!
Even of our pride we're proud and we're proud of that pride, too
Our pride about our home state is the proudest pride indeed,
And we're proud to be Americans, until we can secede

One more stupid song about Texas,
You've heard it all before so sing along
Biggest belt buckles and boasts, love that big old Texas toast,
Let's sing another stupid Texas song
Our accents are the drawliest, our howdies are the y'alliest,
Our Lone Star flag's the waviest, our fried steak's the cream-graviest
Our rattlesnakes the coiliest, our beaches are the oiliest
Our politicians most corrupt, our stop signs most abrupt
Our guitars are the twangiest, our guns are the keblangiest.
Our cows are the Long-horniest, our yodels the forlorniest,
Our cookoffs are the chiliest, our Waylon is the Williest,
Our sausage is the smokiest, our neighbors are the Okiest
From Texarkana to El Paso, Dalhart down to Orange
Every spot in Texas has got what you're looking for
Aren'cha glad that Texas put the stars up in the sky?
If heaven isn't Texas, pardner, I don't want to die

One more stupid song about Texas, just 'cause we're braggin',
That don't mean it's wrong
Biggest heads and biggest hearts, biggest various body parts,
Let's sing another stupid Texas song
Toss your hats into the air, we're obnoxious (we don't care!)
Let's sing another stupid Texas song
One more blusterin', bumptious, bald faced, brazen, high flown, high-tone, dander-up, panderin',
pompous, puffed-up, snotty, swaggerin', stupid Texas song!

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