Texas Bucket List

I have lived in a small West Texas town all my life and haven't gotten many chances to travel outside my part of the world to see what the world has to offer. As far as I'm concerned, I never have to leave Texas again. There is so much to do and see here and I want to accomplish it all. Everybody has been making online bucket lists lately, and most of the things on them don't appeal to me. However, the things I can do here in Texas are the the top of my list.

Texas Monthly has a list already put together of things every Texan should accomplish. There are a few things on it that I really don't care to do and a few things NOT on it that I do want to do. So here is my version of the Texas Bucket List, based on Texas Monthly Magazine's. Highlighted are the things I have already done.

(Click here to see Texas Monthly's original list and read more about the list and each item on it.)

The Texas Bucket List

Take the Ultimate Road Trip

See Willie at Floore’s, in Helotes


Play Chicken Shit Bingo

See the world in San Antonio

Visit the State Fair of Texas, in Dallas

Explore Palo Duro Canyon

Buy A Pair Of Custom Boots

Float A River

Sip a Dublin Dr Pepper

Take in the River Walk at Christmas, in San Antonio

Drive the River Road, near Lajitas

Learn to Ride a Horse

Eat Calf Fries at Riscky’s Steakhouse, in Fort Worth

Learn the Two-step

Order a Brown Derby at Your Favorite Dairy Queen

See the Marfa Lights

Memorize the Texas Pledge of Allegiance

Get Your Mexican Food Fix at H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop, in El Paso

Ride the Ferry Between Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula

Attend SXSW, in Austin

See a concert at Greune Hall and eat at the Gristmill

Spray-Paint a Car at Cadillac Ranch, Near Amarillo

Celebrate the Day of the Dead in San Antonio

Take pictures in the Bluebonnets in East Texas

Eat a Chicken-Fried Steak at Mary’s Cafe, in Strawn

Visit Buddy Holly’s Grave, in Lubbock

Attend a Classic High School Football Game

Tour wineries in Fredericksburg

Enter a Chili Cookoff

Stop for Kolaches at the Czech Stop, in West

Go to a Texas Rangers game

Have a story published in Texas Monthly

See a concert at Billy Bob's Texas

Go to Antiques Week in Roundtop and the Junk Gypsy Headquarters

Drink a Free Beer at the K. Spoetzl Brewery