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Only in Texas: A Chicken Fried Steak Festival

Only in Texas: A Chicken Fried Steak Festival

Remember how I wrote about chicken fried steak a few weeks ago in my Only in Texas series? Laurel asked me if I liked the chicken fried steak I had …Read the Rest

Texas Wildfires

Texas Wildfires

The Texas wildfires keep spreading and the Texas Forest Service is working on 17 major fires burning more than 573,500 acres (more than 2,000 square kilometers) as of today according to updates …Read the Rest

Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas

Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas

Until I started living in different countries, I never knew that Germans are known for their directness. In fact, when I first heard about that stereotype I thought it was a …Read the Rest

Only in Texas: Oil Pumps and Windmills on a Texas Road Trip

Only in Texas: Oil Pumps and Windmills on a Texas Road Trip

I have done a lot of Texas road trips in the past year (kayaking in Waco, a wedding in El Paso, meeting a friend in San Angelo, conferences in Austin, a cowboy …Read the Rest

Only in Texas: Chicken Fried Steak

Only in Texas: Chicken Fried Steak

After a long drive, we arrived in Balmorhea, TX. A professor was taking a group of students for their Open Water dives in the pretty spring-fed pool in the State …Read the Rest

Only in Texas – Insults

Only in Texas – Insults

This week I learned one of the meanest things you can say about somebody in Texas and thought I’d share. It fits right into my new series, Only in Texas. Brace yourselves…. …Read the Rest

Only in Texas – Religious Billboards

Only in Texas – Religious Billboards

I’ve decided to start this little series called “Only in Texas” to show and write about random things that I find weird here. The kick off are these two religious …Read the Rest

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Until I moved to the US, I’d never even heard of Saint Patrick’s Day. Apparently it has turned into a celebration of everything Irish in many English-speaking countries over the …Read the Rest

Do You Speak Texan?

Do You Speak Texan?

This morning I had one of those Aha! moments about how long I have been here and how much I have adapted to this Texan small talky friendliness… In the …Read the Rest

Confession: I Love the Drive-In

Confession: I Love the Drive-In

A drive-in theater to me is inherently American. I’ve never been to one nor have I ever seen one in Germany. Before I moved to Texas, I only knew drive-ins from American …Read the Rest

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