1) The Maroon Bluebonnet
Most Texans are extremely proud of their schools (because football is king, and school spirit is available in DROVES), and colleges are NO exception. If you need an example, you needn't look further than the Maroon Bluebonnet. Because of that awesome school pride, a Texas A&M graduate and horticulturalist, Greg Grant, decided to modify the state's lovely and highly coveted blue wildflower into one that perfectly stands to represent in their school color of Maroon! Read more here.
Okay, so I didn't know this was a "weird" thing until this summer when I went to Colorado, and people were all . . . "You eat tacos for breakfast!? What?" So I 'Googled' it, and lo and behold, I had stumbled upon a Texas Tradition without even knowing it! My only explanation for this is that being a Texan is in your blood. And I am super lucky to be from this amazing place! :D But, y'all, Breakfast Tacos are seriously amazing, and you're missing out if you've never had them.
Why the rest of the country hasn't accepted this tradition is BEYOND me, but whatever, we'll chock it up to misunderstood Texan awesomeness. I adore these, and I think they're super fun. They also utterly epitomize the saying, "Everything is bigger and better in Texas." Learn more about the tradition here! They can cost upwards of $500, and they can indeed be bigger than the wearer! See here:
Okay y'all. Cowboy boots aren't new or a secret. I know that. But here are cowboy boots that are more wearable art than a shoe. That, is still a mainly Texas thing. These, for example are AMAZING:
This awesome spot in Amarillo is a place where graffiti is encouraged, and you can spray paint to your heart's content. Pretty cool way to document a family road trip, right? :D
Have a great day, y'all!!