The Size of Things

Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how big the world is. It takes a few hours by plane, a few days by car, to get anywhere. The United States is a vast place, and Texas in particular is so big. I drive a lot, and I’m used to using mile markers as signals for when I’m getting near the edge of a state. Usually when you’re in the upper-300’s or so, a state line is coming up. Yesterday I drove to mile marker 882.

Eight *hundred* eighty-two.
That’s how many miles this one road spends going through Texas. There might be roads with even higher mileage counts. Texas is a big place, and it’s beautiful. I rarely hear people expounding upon the ecological diversity of Texas, but I think perhaps they should. It’s beautiful. And pretty freaking awesome.

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