I might be biased, but Texas is the most beautiful country in the world. Its wide array of landscapes and architecture can entertain a man until the end of time. American poet Carl Sandburg once described Texas as, "A blend of valor and swagger."

It's that blend of valor and swagger that permeates the vast reaches of the state.

It shows itself in the canyons and mountains. The rivers and the plains. The rural and the Urban. Come to think of it, John Steinbeck said it better than I ever could.

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”

Texas is an obsession. One full of beauty and splendor. Remember that when you open up your phone and see Big Bend, Palo Duro, a Cotton Field, or a Dust Storm. It's all Texas and it's all beautiful.

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