Even though I have not technically lived in Texas for over 10 years, I still feel so deeply connected to that state. Perhaps its because I love the weather there and have never fully adjusted to the “cold!” Or maybe it’s because I have such an affinity for real Tex-Mex, and have not been able to find anything that compares outside of the TX border (I can never get enough bean and cheese tacos – please do not knock it until you try it). Maybe it’s because being there is so nostalgic and being up north gives me scenes of urban city centers with bricks and concrete and row homes. I am not sure, but I always love my trips back home! On my last trip, I ate some of my favorite food, spent time with some of favorite people, saw old friends, played games with new ones, and just enjoyed my time off!