It’s a Dry Heat, My Ass

I’m made it to Texas in one piece.

Everyone I talked to before I came here (and I mean everyone) would tell me over and over how hot and dry it is. And then I’m all, GTFO! You can’t scare me! You know why? I’ll tell you why!

I get 3 days of Winter a year in Orlando. I own one long sleeved shirt that collects dust in my closet. I’m used to hot, and dry heat doesn’t bother me like humidity does.

Well now that I’m here, I might have to eat my words. Texas is hot. Balls hot. Possibly hotter than Florida. And it’s not dry here at all. It’s crazy humid. Where’s that dry heat I was promised?

Anyway, the ride from Austin to Killeen looked like this.

Lots of open land and lots of nothing for miles. There are also more bails of hay lying randomly in fields than I have seen in my life. So much hay. And a comically unusual amount of fried chicken.

I’m here for two weeks with a bunch of my co-workers. So for that time, this is my home.

My project manager was sure to let us know we would be working some evenings and possibly part of the weekend. I tried explaining that I have a blog that needs to be updated and tweets about how hungry I am that need to be sent, but that didn’t fly. So I may or may not be posting regularly for the next two weeks.

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  1. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    That’s a mighty big hotel fridge you have there. Have fun on your business trip! Eat lots of fried chicken.
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  2. I’m dying to go to Austin. I’ve never been but it’s near the top of my U.S. bucket list. But perhaps I’ll wait til another time of year to go. I don’t handle Florida heat well. I can’t see myself handling Texas heat at all. I went to New Mexico in the summer one year and got to know the dry heat all too well. Hot is hot. Period.
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  3. Two weeks is a long time! Yeah, it’s hot here. I went outside with wet hair the other day, and when I got back to my apartment from walking my dog, my hair was completely dry! Ha!*
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  4. AJ

    Who the heck told you Texas is a dry heat? Had they ever been there? I lives there for 4 years…it’s humid as Hades!!! Poor girl:(

  5. I’m assuming Texas heat is just like Oklahoma heat, so yes, it is balls hot. Maybe one day Summer won’t suck so much in the south. That’s doubtful.

  6. Amber K

    I wish I could visit anything South of me, but I don’t understand how everyone deals with that heat! It was 102 in Oregon the other day and I thought I was going to die. I’m desperately hoping for rain soon!
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  7. Yeah, you got tricked. It is not dry in the south. Now if you were in the panhandle, then all you have is dry heat and wind!

    But down here, you will be lucky if you don’t sweat to death!
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  8. Laura WL

    Oh man, I hear Killeen is awful! My brother was stationed at Ft. Hood and said it was the worst 2 years of his life. He literally drove for 36hrs straight when he got discharged to put as much space between him and that place as he possibly could. He said in summer the ground would become so dry that cracks would literally open up in the ground and that is was just flat nothingness and hot as hell. Whenever we went to visit him we would just drive from the airport and pick him up and then turnaround and go back to Austin. Good luck!

    • That’s where I’m working – on the base. And that’s what I plan to do for the weekend – drive to Austin. 🙂 There’s more stuff here than I thought there would be but the sun does not let up.