The “My Texas” Challenge!

With 2019 just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about new goals. I propose the “My Texas” Challenge- crossing off everything in the Josh Abbott Band song!

Many of you are probably familiar with the song “My Texas” by Texas Country artist, Josh Abbott Band. If you don’t know the song, hopefully you know the band. If you’re at a total loss, check them out! They’re fantastic.

So the whole premise of the song “My Texas” is all of these things to do and places to see in Texas that are truly “Texan” and make the state what it is, according to Mr. Abbott.

I know have tried crossing them all off, and my best friend has told me it’s an item on her bucket list. I assume then, that it’s on the bucket list of many.

I just thought it would be fun to really pose it as a challenge, just because I’ve had so much fun and made so many memories trying to check them all off. Now I had crossed a lot of them off prior to even hearing the song, but everyone’s different.

So without further ado, here are the lyrics (pulled from AZ Lyrics for time saving purposes):

If you haven’t climbed up to Enchanted Rock,
Drank a cold Shiner down in Luckenbach,
Taken your baby to the River Walk,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

If you haven’t floated down the ‘Ol Frio,
Heard Red Dirt music on your radio,
Eaten Cooper’s down in Llano,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the Houston rodeo,
Sang “Carry On” at a Pat Green show,
If you ain’t seen an Abilene sunset,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

If you never caught a trout down in Port A,
Heard the words to Corpus Christi Bay,
Never seen fireworks on PK,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

Haven’t had a kolache when you go through West,
Never heard of the Larry Jo Taylor fest,
Think polished pop country crap sounds the best,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the Ft. Worth stock show,
Sang along with Cory Morrow,
And if you ain’t seen a hill country sunset,
You ain’t met my Texas yet.

You say you haven’t hiked through Big Bend,
Had your hair blown back by a Lubbock wind,
Been somewhere where they call you “friend”,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.

You haven’t been to the San Antone Rodeo,
Sang “Everclear” at a Creager show,
If you ain’t seen an El Paso sunset,
Then you ain’t met my Texas yet.
No, you ain’t met my Texas yet!

 

At the start of the year, I’ll keep a tab up on the side bar to keep up with what I’ve got left. I’ll make sure I keep a link back to this post, so that, if y’all want, y’all can comment below and share the things you’ve done!

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Good luck!!

~Hannah ❤

 

 

*Today is Veterans Day. THANK YOU to the men and women who so bravely and honorably served this beautiful country. Because of your patriotism, we are able to live in freedom and safety. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for you and your families. Thank you.

And a special thanks to my own grandfather, a marine who served during the Vietnam War. 

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