A few ruminations on my travels through part of the heart of Texas:
Ecstasy. Buc-ees had a framed copy of 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' -- in shaped notes -- and a framed copy of 'The Lord's (Model) Prayer' -- in King James text. AND they have clean restrooms. What's not to like?
Economy. Settlers from Kurten to Bastrop used great thrift in naming their courses of water -- Brazos Creek, Little Brazos River, Brazos River, Davidson Creek, Second Davidson Creek, Yegua Creek, Middle Yegua Creek, West Yegua Creek. Why waste time trying to come up with unique names?
Irony. Santa's Wonderland in COLLEGE STATION had an efficiently working and well lit display of Longhorn cattle, while the Texas A&M "Howdy" sign didn't work. Go figure!?
Coffee. Summer Moon Coffee in Austin, Texas custom roasts their beans with brick, fire and wood. Great idea. Great coffee.