Texas in Photos

I recently spent a few days traveling around Texas with my mom and sister. My sister is looking at colleges so we explored the college towns and went on campus tours while I made non-subtle remarks about Auburn's superiority. We shopped like queens and dined like kings and fell a little bit more in love with Texas and its quirkiness each day. 

Here's a short list of the cities and some of the wonderful stops we were able to make...

Fort Worth: TCU, Stockyards // Food: Joe T. Garcia's 

Waco: Baylor, Magnolia Market, Roots Boutique, Spice Village // Food: Common Grounds Coffee, Cafe Homestead, The Olive Branch

College Station: Texas A&M // Food: Grub Burger Bar

Austin: University of Texas, South Congress Street, 2nd Street District, Austin City Limits Live // Food: Magnolia Cafe, Austin Java, Kerbey Lane Cafe

I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.
— John Steinbeck