It is hard to fully understand the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas” until you actually start driving through the state. It takes more than 10 hours to drive from Houston to El Paso. It is home to 4 of the 12 most populated cities in the US. And if you have ever visited a Buc-ee’s Gas Station (home of the world’s largest convenience store and 120 fueling stations) you know exactly what I’m talking about!
Being such a big state, meant that even in about 4 weeks of visiting we still didn’t even come close to seeing everything that Texas has to offer!
We started our visit to the Lone Star State by going to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Going right along with the big theme, the Houston Rodeo is the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world. The event goes on for about 2 weeks and draws more than 2.5 million attendees! Outside the football stadium is a huge carnival… well carnival might be too much of an understatement. It is more like an entire theme park filled with food and rides that is constructed and torn down every year for this one event! The food of course is awesome and the options are endless. [Read more…]