6 Steps to SURVIVING summer heat.

Here in Texas, we take our heat pretty serious. Even though Texans can fry an egg on the sidewalk, pop tar bubbles with toes, and get a tan in 10 minutes, that doesn’t mean folks in the Lone Star State don’t take heat seriously. Real serious. 100 degree weather with 70% humidity = frighteningly high heat indexes. When temps SOAR, who needs the most attention? Kids Elderly Hard-headed teens Pets CDC Warning Signs for Heat-Related Illnesses So those are the medical specifics . . . but what actual steps do folks who bake in six months of heat follow? No SKIMPING on water consumption! Room temperature is fine. My farm-boy daddy swore that when you […]

Southern Humor – Friday Funnies

Jeanne Robertson’s ‘The day I sent my husband to the grocery store!‘ If you need a laugh . . . and who doesn’t? Take seven minutes out of your schedule and watch this YouTube. Not only will you smile — you’ll laugh out loud. Whether you have a husband, a significant other, or a roommate, you will relate to Jeanne Robertson’s husband’s LITERAL translation of her grocery list. Being raised in Texas, which we consider part of the South, I can relate to Jeanne Robertson’s accent and sense of humor. You do need to wait for the punchline when dealing with Southern humor and certainly Southern women. We don’t get in a hurry to reach […]

A Must-See-EAT for Texas Barbecue – Sonny Bryan’s landmark

Folks: a term meaning Texans and ‘others’ (anyone who hails from outside the Lone Star State) have enjoyed Bryan’s Barbecue since 1910. When visiting Dallas Texas, head down I-35, exit for a short drive up Inwood Road and find the original Sonny Bryan’s location. This hole-in-the-wall building (think old, ramshackled, faded paint, completed with a gravel-parking lot and that’s the picture) has been serving Sonny’s finest since 1958. Nestled among towering medical facilities, first-time visitors often think the interior of plank walls and old school desks belong on a movie scene. Regulars know it’s not the place but the food that counts, and old-timers still remember when saw dust covered the concrete floors, Sonny reminiscing […]

Giddy-Up to Galveston, TX

While Texas beaches may not often be mentioned in the top 5 beachfront areas across the nation, or boast the pounding Atlantic or even gentle lap of Pacific waves against our Gulf coast, Texans have long found a visit to Texas beaches well worth the trip. Galveston, is a mere thirty-six miles south of Houston (well, Pasadena, which is South Houston). Houston Hobby is the closer airport if you’re planning on flying to the area. A taxi ride (Uber & Lyft would probably be comparable) is $75.00 to $100 one-way. For those on a budget: Galveston Island Transit operates a connecting bus service around the island and between Houston & Galveston. Side-note: if you’re planning […]