I like big buttes and I cannot lie

When I first moved to Austin, Texas, I expected Texas to be like in “True Stories” — flat, desert, cactus and tumbleweeds. It was a big surprise to find out that central Texas was lush and green and full of trees. It does turn brown during summer, but once the fall rains start everything springs back to life. We recently traveled to Marfa and surrounding towns for some vacation time, so I’m able to report that if you travel to west Texas, you’ll see the Texas you might be familiar with from the media.