#2,061 Texas Forever + Damien Rice.
by Erin Napier
Well guys, if you’re not a fan of the Friday Night Lights TV series (not the movie), or Damien Rice, you can go ahead and check out on today’s blog… Because we were pretty major teenyboppers for both those things today. We left Houston later than planned after a longish stop at a post office to mail a sample to a client (self-employment vacation), but by the afternoon we were finally making our way into Austin.
Here’s the thing. All I really know about Austin besides “keep it weird” is that it was also used as the setting for the make-believe town of Dillon for Friday Night Lights. Have you watched FNL? Let me be clear—I’m not a fan of the movie. At all. The series was less about football, and more about the small town and people and relationships surrounding a football team and so much of it hit so close to home in rural Mississippi, it was very hard to leave those characters behind when we finished watching them all. The first notes of the theme song give me an instant autumn chill and make me nostalgic for high school football, which I definitely did NOT care about in high school. Anyway, thanks to this handy list, we made a few drive-by photos… I’ll save the best for last and start with:
1. Coach and Tami’s house:
2. Riggins’ House:
3. Saracen’s House:
4. Ray’s BBQ (now a tire store):
You know what’s missing over this door?
We found the marker board had some scribbles about football stuff.
And this was just too much:
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!