Originally Posted by hisangelonly
Texas is so big it hard to find anyone. :/
Just try explaining that to people from other parts of the country. Those huge states right down the middle, like Montana and south, understand. But my husband is from NYC and has only lived there and in Massachusetts. When I brought him home (Houston) to meet the family I said something about it taking a while to get back from the airport. He was like, "but isn't the airport on the same side of town as their house?" and I said "yeah, but that doesn't mean much for Texas." That's when I did some research (thanks Wikipedia!) and discovered that the Houston MSA, which is Houston-Sugarland-Baytown, is pretty much the SAME SIZE as the WHOLE STATE of Massachusetts. Square miles and population. So now, I'm all, "Dude, your state is the same size as my hometown. Tell me again what it means to be 'on the same side of town'?"
He's always asking me if we can just run a daytrip up to Dallas, or (I LOVE this one) Lubbock
...because he's always wanted to see Lubbock for some reason. He wanted to make an overnighter from Houston to Big Bend a few years ago.
We're working hard on the concept of The Map Scale with him, but it's an uphill battle for sure...