Things I Love About Texas

If you’ve been to Texas, raise your hand.

I am sure that every person thinks THEIR state is the best state. It’s good to love where you’re from. Right? I’m actually from California, but I’ve been in Texas a very long time. This month I thought I’d share a list of what I love about the Lone Star State, beginning with the pictures above.

  • The rivers
  • The still wild places
  • Our long, long sunsets
  • The people
  • That we still have so many horses
  • Wildflowers
  • Pecan trees
  • Our Gulf Coast
  • Small towns
  • Fun, exciting cities
  • The beach
  • How big everything is in Texas!
  • Dirt roads
  • The Hill Country
  • The mountains
  • Our state bird — the mockingbird
  • Street dances
  • Rodeos
  • Friday Night Lights (high school football)
  • Our wildlife (I’ve seen bear, deer, javelinas, jack rabbits & more!)

I could go on and on. But it’s your turn. Leave me a comment with 3 things you love about YOUR state. I’d love to hear from you!

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46 Comments

  1. Tracy Luscombe on April 4, 2024 at 6:52 am

    Wide open spaces!

    • Cindy on April 5, 2024 at 9:04 am

      What I love about New York Catskill and Adirondack mountains Lake George

    • Shirley Chapel on April 5, 2024 at 11:27 am

      Ohio is my state. I appreciate that by the time hurricane winds arrive here in Ohio that they have mellowed down in strength and we usually don’t get the damage from high winds and flooding.
      I love living near Cincinnati .
      I love the Cincinnati Reds.
      I love the Cincinnati Bengals.
      Love the Ohio River.
      Love that we don’t get a whole lot of winter here.
      Love having Kentucky as our neighbor.

      • Jo on April 5, 2024 at 7:01 pm

        Selkirk Shores State Park near Lake Ontario.
        Humid summers with lots of outdoor activities.
        New York State Fair & Syracuse Nationals Car Show

  2. Sherry Brown on April 5, 2024 at 5:38 am

    I live in Mooresville, Indiana and it’s the home of the State Flag. Which I think is pretty neat!
    I love how our Hoosiers love sports!
    I love the changing of the weather here too.

  3. Susan Fletcher on April 5, 2024 at 5:39 am

    North Carolina – beaches, mountains, and 4 beautiful seasons!

    • Neva on April 5, 2024 at 7:20 am

      I live in Arizona; love Grand Canyon, Payson has the oldest continuous rodeo, beautiful deserts.

      • Liz Whelan on April 5, 2024 at 10:51 am

        I Live in New York. Staten Island to be exact. I’m a New Yorker born & Raised. The Empire State Building, RichmondTown on Staten Island reflects back to the Old Says of the Pilgrims. Beautiful Place to Visit. I LOVE NEW YORK.

  4. Carla Toppass on April 5, 2024 at 5:40 am

    I live in rural Missouri and enjoy several of the same things you mentioned about loving in TX. We have deer aplenty here, all 4 seasons, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, lots of farmland and wooded areas, rivers, fishing, flowers, a nice growing season for gardening.

  5. Ellie on April 5, 2024 at 5:59 am

    Pennsylvania – Lancaster County, Hershey’s chocolate, four seasons

  6. Karen S on April 5, 2024 at 6:46 am

    I live in Ohio. I love the beautiful country side, wildlife and our beautiful fall weather!

  7. Suzanne Sellner on April 5, 2024 at 6:52 am

    Texas–NASA, rodeos, bluebonnets, varied terrain, big fluffy white clouds

  8. Anne+Rightler on April 5, 2024 at 7:10 am

    Michigan (for another week! Moving to Columbus Ohio area)
    —newest grandbaby lives here as well as 4 other previous grands! (if I could only take them with)
    —the quick changes in weather ( boring if it was warm & sunny all the time😉)
    —the German town of Frankenmuth and lovely Mackinac Island

  9. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds on April 5, 2024 at 7:23 am

    Rivers, mountains, & wildlife in almost heaven WV.

  10. Patricia Tucker on April 5, 2024 at 7:24 am

    Virginia-the mountains, sitting on the front porch listening to nature and red bud trees in the spring.

  11. Connie R. on April 5, 2024 at 7:25 am

    I’ve lived in Maine for 20 years now, and I’m still in love with the wide horizon, the ocean and the freshest lobster you can buy!

  12. Kay Garrett on April 5, 2024 at 7:35 am

    1. The Natural Beauty Arkansas scenery can’t be beat. Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers— it’s obvious why Arkansas is called The Natural State.
    2. Arkansas is the only state with an active diamonds mine where you can hunt for and keeping anything you find. Great family outing!
    3. And my little part of the state is also the Folk Music Capital of the World. The music and the beauty of this small town is why we made this our home and built our forever home.
    And just for an added thought –
    4. Sam Walton founded opened the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas. And Arkansas is still their headquarters. Who doesn’t love Wal-Mart. And Arkansas is where Dairy Queen started.

  13. Susan Heim on April 5, 2024 at 8:10 am

    I live in Florida where there is lots to love, including:
    – plenty of sunshine (It’s called “The Sunshine State” for a reason.)
    – no snow shoveling, putting on tons of clothing to go outside, scraping windshields, etc.
    – always feelling like I’m on vacation

  14. Debbie Earls on April 5, 2024 at 8:36 am

    I love our spring with all the flowers blooming. I love the fall with the changing leaves. I love all the farmland around us.

  15. Pat Shrader on April 5, 2024 at 8:41 am

    Florida is my adopted state. We have lovely sunshine 🌞 – beautiful beaches – many attractions – kind people – family!
    My New England home has beautiful Fall weather and colors. 🍁

  16. Emma on April 5, 2024 at 8:44 am

    I like your Indiana Amish Market series. Wildflowers,The mountains, Small towns,Our wildlife,The rivers and more.

  17. Barbara Jill Oosterhof on April 5, 2024 at 8:44 am

    I Live In Fl. And Love The Sunshine. Beaches & Watching The Dolphins & Colorful Fish In The Water. God Made Them All So That Is Why I Love Them All.

  18. Diana on April 5, 2024 at 8:58 am

    I agree Texas is a great state. Our favorite place there is Big Bend. I live in Indiana. It has great variety of terrain – cliffs and hills a in the south and rolling farm fields in the north. Our changing seasons is a positive except for spring tornadoes. Falls in Indiana are lovely. There are lots of small towns, but cities are close enough for shopping. 🙂

  19. Tamara Griffin on April 5, 2024 at 8:59 am

    I love the pledge and respect we have for the American flag and Texas flag. Also, the stars are bright in the state of Texas (referencing the eclipse) 😊

  20. Amelia on April 5, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Tax free shopping, spring, and our pond.

  21. Faith Creech on April 5, 2024 at 10:25 am

    We used to live in Texas and I miss the beautiful bluebonnets. We live in Arizona now and I love the weather, the beautiful desert scenery with the mountains and cactus and the canyons and valleys.

  22. Colleen Fernandes on April 5, 2024 at 10:34 am

    I live in Arizona. I love the smell of the desert after it rains, Eegees ( a drink Much better than Icees) and mountains and saguaro cactus.

  23. Pat Steria on April 5, 2024 at 10:55 am

    I live in New York and the Adirondack mountains are so beautiful. Also all the rural areas in Upstate New York.

  24. Laura Bassett on April 5, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    We now live in S. Indiana. In the Ohio Valley. The weather here tends to swing like a pendulum. One thing it is not is boring. This area knows how to storm! And I love a good thunder and lightning storm! Though not the tornadoes. We do get snow but thankfully not much. And I love the changing of the leaves in the fall. Beautiful.

  25. Ileana on April 5, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    Hi!
    I really love my city, Córdoba, located right in the centre of Argentina. It is plenty of lakes, rivers, towns, hills, and turistic places full of History! What I love the most is the amount of trekking activities we can do, and a lot of competitions in the water or running in the mountains! I live in the city but I have a beautiful view of the mountains and I’m really close to them 🙂

  26. Marion on April 5, 2024 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Vannetta;
    1.I love The New York Knicks
    2.I Love The New York Mets
    3. Radio City Music Hall
    Happy Spring
    Marion

  27. Joan on April 5, 2024 at 2:43 pm

    Happy Spring Vannetta;
    1.I Love St.Patrick’s Cathedral
    2.The Queens Public Library and all the Libraries
    3.The Change Of Seasons.
    Joan

  28. Marilyn on April 5, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    Greetings Vannetta:
    1. The Soft Pretzels
    2.The Knishes
    3.The New York Race Tracks

    Marilyn

    • Bonnie Heringer on April 5, 2024 at 3:23 pm

      Another Ohio girl.
      -The Ohio State Buckeyes
      -The history of our State
      -The fall colors

  29. Brenda Murphree on April 5, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    I love that in the winter we do not have lots of cold weather. I would like one good snow in the winter.
    I have always lived in Mississippi so I love that most of my immediate and extended family lives even in the same town.
    I love the friendliness of Mississippi. We wave at everyone whether we know them or not.

  30. Janie Fater on April 5, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    I live in Michigan where there are some cool spots. But I don’t know offhand what there’s , They have a skating rink in the Detroit mi area .

  31. Kay Bennett on April 5, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    Things I loved about TN – cardinals, mockingbirds, peonies, lilacs, redbuds, trees and flowers in bloom. And even some of the rain. Things I love about CO – snow, mountains, wildlife, our home, being with family, and did I mention snow.

  32. Gail Hollingsworth on April 5, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    Gulf Shores/Gulf State Park, Alabama Football and now Alabama basketball is in the final four for the first time ever!
    I got to visit Texas a couple of years ago on our 3 month west RV trip.

  33. Jan on April 5, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    I’m from York, Pennsylvania
    1 – Home of the original York peppermint patty
    2 – Across the river from Lancaster county, which means Amish people and food
    3 – Lots of snack food is made here, like Martin’s chips

    I must say that I had the best filet mignon in Texas!

  34. Laura C on April 5, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    I’m in Oregon. I love the weather, the landscapes, and people 😀

  35. Meg Schumann on April 5, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    I’m a Native Texan and love the property in Central Texas that has been in our family since 1879, that the land hasn’t changed much since I would visit my grandmother and the flowers she planted 80 years ago still bloom voluntarily, and the blue bonnets.

  36. Jackie+Tessnair on April 6, 2024 at 8:05 pm

    What I love about my state North Carolina is:
    1. The beautiful beaches
    2. The awesome mountains
    3. The small towns.. yes I live in one.

  37. Natalya Lakhno on April 6, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    Things I love about California:
    I love Ocean
    I love Mountains
    I love Seafood 🙂

  38. Sarah Taylor on April 6, 2024 at 11:16 pm

    I Live in Ohio so I Love The OHIO State Buckeyes, Love The Cardinal Birds and Cincinnati Reds and I love the Spring Season Have a Great Day!

  39. Audrey W. on April 8, 2024 at 11:00 am

    The fact that Texas is in the eclipse path for solar eclipse day: April 8! 🙂 Happy viewing!

  40. Michelle Conti on April 11, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Fall colors, the Amish communities and the numerous metroparks

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