Things I’ve found in Texas:
Sun. Heat. Massive houses. Friendly people. Whole foods. Black-bean re-fried beans. My sense of direction. My sense of humour. My patience.
Things I’ve lost in Texas:
The shivers. My temper. My sunglasses. The car.
Things that have, thankfully, been returned to me in Texas:
My sunglasses. The car.
What I’ve learned from these experiences:
- Don’t write someone or someplace off entirely just because of one negative experience, there are plenty of people working hard to make things right (and they may even hold on to your sunglasses for you after you storm out unsatisfied).
- Make sure to put the parking sticker in the rental car if you don’t want it to get towed.