Texas is a world all its own
(San Diego, CA, USA)
Curly and her cream
I'll tell you one thing. Texas is a world all it's own, and there's no better place I'd rather retire than the Lone Star state.
Where to start? Well, first of all there's plenty or WIDE OPEN space. You've got some elbow room in Texas. Even if you leave near the city, the houses don't just have yards, they have YAAAARDS.
Just saying. Everything comes big in Texas, even acres. You won't need to worry about your neighbor sticking their hand out their window and knocking on your windows across the fence like in some unmentionable states (cough, California).
No, your neighbor might have to get in the car and drive several minutes to come pay you a visit. Now, that's what I call a COUNTRY yard. And, we have those here in Texas.
If you value your privacy or if you value using your backyard for what you want to use your backyard for, whether that be gardening, digging trenches, or watering plants , then Texas is the place for you.
Oh, there are two other reasons to retire to Texas. Those are the Blue Bell Creamery in Brennan, Texas (that is, if you like ice cream. If you don't like ice cream, then you must be French or something) and Shiner Bock, which *I* consider to be the National Beer of Texas, with no apologies to Lone Star.
So, there you have it, retire to Texas and you can drink beer and eat ice cream with no one breathing down your neck.
Here's a picture of my pooch doing just that. Howdy ho!