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Colorado people...dustin73
Mar 4, 2002 4:27 PM
hey guys...i'm gonna be driving up to Keystone next week and it'll be my first time in that sort of climate (i'm from austin, tx). is there anything (road-wise) i should worry about, like chains and whatnot? i drive a Toyota 4X4 and think that'll be enough, but i'm just checking with you guys.

Bullet proof vest. . .js5280
Mar 4, 2002 6:38 PM
Just kidding, we give Texans a hard time here but it's all in fun. Plus Texans aren't in season this year since the ski season is way down. You'll be fine w/ a 4x4 and if not, no one else will be getting up there either. It will be spring break thus your greatest chance for an accident is with someone wearing a Starter jacket.
you'll be fineColnagoFE
Mar 5, 2002 8:43 AM
though those texans dont know how to drive in snow (just kiddin ya!). drive a bit slower than you think and brake early. you'll be fine. enjoy the 1-70 traffic jam. hopefully keystone gets some new snow. they didn't get jack from our last snowstorm.
re: Colorado people...gohome
Mar 5, 2002 12:24 PM
don't let anyone know you're from Texass
i think my UT parking permit might give it away...dustin73
Mar 5, 2002 3:37 PM
besides, we handed y'all the Big XII Championship this year...that's gotta be worth something, right?
Don't worry.....L.O. McDuff
Mar 6, 2002 1:09 PM
At least you're not from California!!

On a flight from Dallas to Denver, I sat next to a very nice woman (turns out her husband owned Cuchara Ski Resort!) and we were talking about the feelings of Coloradans towards Texans. She said Coloradans should get over it because half of Colorado WAS Texas in the 1840s-1850s.

Have a great time.
Just like a Texan...TJeanloz
Mar 11, 2002 7:20 AM
To wrongly glorify their own history. France's claim to Colorado was bought in the Louisiana Purchase, and Mexico's claim was later ceded to the U.S. with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo (1848). When Colorado was annexed (such a nice word, isn't it) by the United States, it was a part of the Kansas territory, until Kansas became a state, at which point, Colorado became its own territory.

Colorado was granted statehood in 1876- but it was never a part of Texas, either the Republic or the State.
Not exactlyLO McDuff
Mar 11, 2002 8:36 AM
I thought she was BSing me too until I looked up an old map. Texas did extend up to the south shore of the Arkansas River. So everything south of present day Pueblo was Texas. You are correct in saying the majority of the state was Kansas Territory.
South of Pueblo,TJeanloz
Mar 11, 2002 8:53 AM
"Everything South of Pueblo"; As far as I'm concerned, they can have that. However, it still isn't accurate to say that it belonged to Texas. It was never a part of the Republic, nor was it a part of the State. It was owned by Mexico at the same time that Texas was- and was lumped in with parts of Texas at that time.

If you could have the moment back, you could have pointed out to her that Texas was really a part of Mexico...