Sunday, December 14, 2014

You Know You're In Texas When...

Keren & I just spent a long weekend in Texas for a bat mitzvah. It was a wonderful visit. We left Toronto just ahead to the snow, and arrived in Houston in weather much warmer than we expected. There's much I want to write about this experience, and I will, later. But, as it is late, I want to get just a few thoughts down. So here goes.

You know you're in Texas when...

  • at the airport, staff keep calling you "hon"
  • you see cattle when driving from the airport to your hosts' home
  • Texas Longhorns are walking next to the rockets at NASA
  • your tour guide is talking about the Attwater Prairie Chicken
and finally...

You know you're in Texas when someone at synagogue has a glock in his holster, and offers it to you for protection.

More on this later.

Laila tov.