Really, there is a town called Oatmeal in Texas Hill Country. No, I don’t know why they named the town after a breakfast cereal. And, not far from Oatmeal, there is a dinosaur in Bertram. I don’t know if she likes oats.
Texas is fond of squirrels. Or perhaps they’re just fond of massive squirrel statues. (And giant beavers.) You may recall Mrs. Pearl, the Giant Squirrel in Cedar Creek. Well, she’s not the only large squirrel statue in south Texas. There’s another giant squirrel, this time in Sinton, Texas. Why? Because …But, wait! There’s more…
You can put your boots in the oven, but that doesn’t make them biscuits. (A saying that means, “You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn’t change what it is.”) But this post is about boots. And maybe biscuits.
I lost my shirt in Oklahoma. On Christmas. Ok, so I didn’t really lose my shirt. Mostly because I didn’t have enough money to gamble with in the first place. But it was fun, and I got to check another state, and another Largest/Smallest oddity off my bucket list.
Why DID the chicken cross the road? Since arriving in the Texas countryside I’ve seen loose chickens scratchin’ and peckin’ in front yards. There can be anywhere from five to ten chickens at a time. They aren’t wild by any means, but they are true “free range” chickens.
Meet Myrtle the Turtle. She’s a baby Alligator Snapping Turtle, and her soft shell is only about one inch long. This is an extreme closeup photo – she’s only about the size of a quarter. Ranger Roscoe just loves her tiny little tail. (you can see it in the above photo)
… I saw one item: a post stating the World’s Largest Blue Crab was no longer there.
What? NO giant crab? I live for seeing giant, wacky stuff like that. It just makes me laugh; I don’t know why. So I was disappointed to learn it had been destroyed by the big storms, removed, and buried (???) long ago. Ooh, I wonder where the grave is?
World’s Largest Longhorn One cannot spend any amount of time at all near Austin, Texas without hearing about Longhorns. Yup, they’re a breed of cattle. (see below) But – more importantly to many Texans – the Longhorns are a college football team. Many years ago, I watched football all the …But, wait! There’s more…