Showing posts from November, 2014

Messing With Texas

I just got back from a whirlwind week in Texas.  I went with three customers; one British Kiwi, one Polish Aussie, and a Papua New Guinean (is that such a thing?) and met a Welsh American coworker there.  One customer I had traveled with before, and two I had never met.

We all flew into Dallas and from there traveled to beautiful Mabank, about an hour South.  We were tipped off that a short detour would take us to "the best steak house in the US", Four Winds, so of course we had to give it a go.  It was truly out in the sticks, and after several u-turns we finally found it. It's on a ranch that apparently used to be owned by some Dallas Cowboy (the football team, not the dude with the big hat).  There is almost nothing around, but inside the place was packed and they served up a good hunk of meat.

Mabank is not exactly a large city, it's pretty much 4 blocks long, and then you turn right and you're in Gun Barrel City.  It has a population of 3,000, but I'm not…