|My friend Anna and I entering the Lone Star State|
Things that were bigger:
-The shoulders on the highway. This was nice for us cyclists, as the trucks on the highway also seemed much larger.
-Dairy farms. I was lucky enough to tour the High Plains Dairy, where I saw a rotating milking carousel that held 72 cows at a time. The dairy produces 46,000 gallons of milk per day.
-The crickets. Seriously, they were huge.
-The "Welcome to Texas" sign. Without a doubt the biggest state sign we've come across.
-Soft drinks. A normal soda in a restaurant is a 24-32 ounce monstrosity that would make Michael Bloomberg would throw a conniption fit.
-Steaks. My friend Josh attempted to complete the steak challenge at the Big Texan Steakhouse, which requires participants to eat 4 1/2 pounds of steak, a baked potato, side salad, and shrimp cocktail in under an hour. He nearly did it too.
Things that were not bigger:
-Towns. Aside from Amarillo, the towns we have been staying in had 1,000-4,000 residents.
|My friend Josh valiantly ate|
61 ounces of a 72 ounce steak
-Standard weights and measures. These are pretty much the same everywhere.
-French fry portions. What was the deal with that?
-Salads. I guess that was to be expected.
-Post offices. These were tiny. Their hours were shorter than expected as well.