I was riding my trusty steed (mom's corolla) down I-45, from H-town to the Big D when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the Big Sam.
Yes folks, along I-45 N is the largest statue of an American hero and it is Sam Houston himself. Of course, proud texan that I am ...and at this point terribly amused driver, I had to pull over and investigate. The Big Same even has his own visitors' center.
I'm not really sure what else to say about the Big Sam other than he is yet one more reason why Texas is a great state. Mostly great because it is absurd and wonderfully entertaining.