A Sense of Size

One of my frequent jokes, I spent nearly a year in New Hampshire for education, and one of my frequent barbs is that I have clients with ranches larger than the state of New Hampshire.

The inter-webs are handy for summary fact checking, although, with the political fallout, who’s checking the fact checkers? Anyway, the largest county in Texas is probably Brewster County, over 6K square miles. Bigger than Delaware and bigger than Connecticut, but not, sadly, larger than Vermont.

Another place I lived, and loved, was the Phoenix area, with its metropolitan area now an estimated 17K square miles. At that rate, it is bigger than New Hampshire, and almost as large as those two put together, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Places like Houston, Phoenix and Dallas are not my preferred environments any longer, as I’m too old and too slow for such places and paces. I also greatly prefer walking pace and places, and that makes Austin a gem, and San Antonio a diamond in the rough.


About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Rhubarb Nov 25, 2012 @ 20:57

    I take it all back. Yes, I would like to visit Austin and San Antonio some day. I used to swear that I’d never set foot in Texas, but, well, times (and people) change.

  • Kramer Wetzel Nov 26, 2012 @ 11:29

    Yeah, just as a heads up? Probably don’t want to visit in the summer. Or Fall, or spring.

  • Rhubarb Nov 26, 2012 @ 13:35

    Well, y’all don’t have a winter, so I guess that idea is out the window.

  • Kramer Wetzel Nov 27, 2012 @ 7:05

    Sure we do. Have one right now — but it might be over in a day or two…