One of the most common questions I’ve heard so far in my time living in Colorado when people find out I’m from Texas is why don’t I have an accent. Unfortunately, I do not have an accent. Part of me wishes I had even just a hint of one, but there are certain words in my vocabulary that have a bit of a twang to them.
I grew up north of San Antonio and go to Texas Tech University in Lubbock. If you haven’t had the pleasure of going to West Texas, or more specifically Lubbock, save yourself the trip.
The weather is similar to that of Alamosa without the mountains or being decently close to anything considered a big city.
It doesn’t typically snow in Texas, but from what I heard and experienced myself visiting this winter, there wasn’t as much snow in this area as it usually gets.
Living in Colorado for the summer wasn’t a hard decision to make. It had all pros versus cons. Living with family was on the top of list, but knowing I wouldn’t be dealing with temperatures over 100 was a close second. Don’t get me wrong, I love Texas, but really hot summers where every day is either 90 or 100 degrees is horrible. Also, the drive time to places around the valley isn’t bad at all. I can easily leave just a couple of minutes before rather than having to plan out 20 or more minutes in advance.
Being an intern for the summer here at The Valley Courier was another perk. I’ve already learned a lot and I’ve met some great people already from around the community. I’m looking forward to many more adventures in the summer and the chance to really get to know the area of Alamosa.