Texas To-Do List

It's tiny. And there's a Ripley's Believe It Or Not across the street. Classy.

(For the record, the Alamo is tiny and there’s a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not across the street. Go figure.)

Last weekend, I went to Schlitterbaun for the first time. I know what you’re thinking. I live in Texas (sort of) and it took me two years to make it to one of the most popular water parks in the state (and country, for the matter). I’ve still yet to see a bluebonnet, I’ve never owned a pair of cowboy boots, and I’ve never ridden a mechanical bull. I know. This is cause for alarm. Fortunately, I’ve made a Texas To-Do List. I’ll admit that it’s a little bit Austin centered, but I’m ok with that. It’s also a little bit extensive, so I may not finish it in the next two years, but I’ll do my best. Enjoy.

Things To Do Before I Leave Texas

Attend a rodeo (Mesquite, San Antonio, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.)

Two-step in a dance hall (Gruene, The Broken Spoke)

See bluebonnets

Buy cowboy boots (and maybe the hat…)

Ride a mechanical bull

Tubing down the Guadelupe

Eat real bbq (Rudy’s, Salt Lick, Mesquite, Lockhart, Elgin)

Shoot a shotgun

Hang out/Sleep in the back of a pick up truck

Go Star Gazing  in East, TX

Stroll down 6th St.

Eat at Kerby Lane or Starseeds at 3 am

Hang out on The Drag

Attend a real crawfish boil

Celebrate Eeyore’s Birthday

Walk Down the Riverwalk

Ride a Rollercoaster at Six Flags

Eat a Fredericksburg Peach (It’s tough to compete with a peach from my hometown, but I’ll give it a shot)

Fresh Donuts at Round Rock Donuts

Rock out at ACL or SXSW

Watch the Astros and/or the Texans play

(Just a side note- I’ve actually completed some of these things, but I’m keeping them on the list so you won’t think I’ve left out something important like the Alamo)



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