Hmm. Yes. So grab a copy of James Michener's Texas (at 1344 pages the size of the book is comparable to the size of the state. They should take you about the same amount of time to get through), and let's get going. And I'm serious about the book; it's a must-read if you haven't yet.
For the European equivalent, we'll be starting around Vienna and going through Munich, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, and then following the France-Belgium border up to around Lille. Or if you prefer, Galveston, NASA, Sugar Land, Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge (I could not resist!), La Grange, The Luecke Trees (more about that later), South Austin and McKinney Falls State Park, Enchanted Rock State Park, Menard and Mission San Saba, Monahans Sand Hills State Park, and Kermit (again, I could not resist!), before moving on to Carlsbad Caverns. Whew! Tired yet??
Here's a teaser from the Galveston area.
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