24 Things No One Tells You About Leaving Texas
Once you leave heaven, earth just isn't all that.
Other ice creams will never quench your desire for this...
No one outside of Texas understands that Friday Night Lights was originally NONfiction.
You open every party fridge expecting to see this, and it's never there.
You can't find these when you're hungover.
WHY ON EARTH WOULDN'T THE ENTIRE WORLD HAVE KOLACHES?
People think you're weird for keeping lime salt in your purse.
People in other places think "tubing" involves actual rapids/difficulty.
People look at you funny when you refer to groups as "y'all."
You'll never coincidentally pass one of these, still open at 3 a.m., exactly when you need it most.
You don't even want to bother with other water parks.
When you ask for a coke, they just bring you one instead of asking what kind.
Your new friends assume you rode a horse to school every day and that everyone is a cowboy.
Fields stay green all year long instead of blooming into a hundred colors.
You can't even find the Big Dipper in the sky.
There's literally nowhere else in the country where you can drive this fast.
When you order iced tea they bring you sugarless, bitter crap.
December doesn't look like this anywhere else in the USA.
FOR SOME UNKNOWABLE REASON, BREAKFAST TACOS AREN'T A THING EVERYWHERE.
NO, THEY AREN'T "EXACTLY THE SAME."
You can't ever find a radio station that plays REAL good country music.
People think that having "state pride" is weird and they have no idea why you talk about Texas so much.
Your friends don't love you enough to send you a care package that looks like this:
You feel claustrophobic no matter where you go, because nothing is as wide open as the Texas sky.
Mostly, though: No matter where you go and how far you travel, you never really feel like you're HOME until you're back in Texas.
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