We’ve arrived! 

We have an apartment.  We have internet.  We have a blow-up bed for a couch…..

We also have Texas license plates on our car and I will have a Texas drivers license in a few days.  We have had bbq brisket and texmex.  We have celebrated July 4th with hot dogs and Coors Light (have to keep the Colorado in there somewhere), and we have bonded with the locals at gas stations and nearly been swallowed by potholes and or squished by megacab Ford and Chevy trucks.  

It’s big, spread out, very empty feeling, casual, loud, friendly, hot and humid.  I like it, it’s growing on me.  

I also have boots and a hat.