Texas Fun

Today I did 44 alternate leg extensions while in a V-sit.  (Actually it was 88 because I counted a right extension and a left extension as 1 rep.)

start (sweat optional!)
start (sweat optional!)
extend right leg
extend right leg
Back to start
Back to start
extend left leg
extend left leg

By the time I finished these, my abs were burning and I got a pretty good workout for my hip flexors!!!

And I did my final run  before Saturday night!!!

After the overly personal post from yesterday (thanks for all of your incredibly kind words!!!), I thought today it would be nice just to have a fun post about my favorite state!!!

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I’m pretty sure I’ve made no secret of the fact that even though we live in Kansas, I’m from TEXAS!!!

Here are some Texas facts that you may or may not have heard before:

1.  Texas is home to 3 of the 10 largest cities in the United States.  (6 of the top 20)
      4  Houston
      7  San Antonio
     9   Dallas
    11   Austin
    16  Ft. Worth
   19   El Paso

2.  The Republic of Texas was an independent nation from 1836-1845.  Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 2.30.05 PM

3.  Texas has more than 600 miles of coastline.

4.  Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, TX in 1885.  And, for the record, there is no period Dr.Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 2.32.30 PM

5.  You can eat at a different barbecue place every day of the year without visiting the same place twice!!  

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6.  When Texas was annexed in 1845, it retained the right to fly its flag at the same height as the national flag. 

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7.  Each year Amarillo hosts the World’s Largest Calf Fry Cook-Off.  “Calf fries” are bull testicles.  (I’ve never eaten these and have no plans to anytime soon!)

8.  The Dallas State Fair Park is home to the largest Ferris wheel (the Texas Star) in the Western Hemisphere.  Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 4.02.40 PM

9.  The highest temperature ever recorded in Texas was 120° F in Seymour on August 12, 1936. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -23° F at Tulia in 1899 and at Seminole on February 8, 1933.

10.  The world’s largest (and oldest) rattlesnake roundup is held every March in Sweetwater, Texas.  

Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 4.07.04 PMI spent many summers in Sweetwater with my grandparents at the Girl Scout Camp where they were the Rangers.  And, I have come across rattlesnakes on plenty of occasions!!!

11.  The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.

12.  The armadillo is the official state mammal.  

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13.  More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.

14.  Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles, Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles.  El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.

15.  High school football is a way of life.  

Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 4.20.15 PMThe movie is pretty close to the real deal.  Fun fact – that movie was in my old stomping ground – the schools in the movie were all part of my high school district!!

What’s a fun fact about your state?

Happy Monday!!!

Kim

One thought on “Texas Fun”

  1. And Texas offers plenty of options that everyone will enjoy – from upscale resorts loaded with fun amenities to camping and roasting marshmellows around the campfire.

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