Thomas Fenske was born and raised in Texas but he has been living in a self-imposed exile in North Carolina for many years. His native Texan roots run deep.
He's braved long stretches of endless Texas highways in search of the best Chicken-Fried Steak, Chili, Texas BBQ, and Tex-Mex food.
He's hiked West Texas mountains, canoed rapids on the Guadalupe River, and rafted the Rio Grande.
He’s suffered through waves of mosquitoes in The Big Thicket, endured hurricanes, ice storms, hail, wind, and floods. And of course, he's blistered in the heat of the long Texas summers.
He has even ridden across a fair-sized piece of ranchland looking for a lost "little dogie" ... how many Texans can say they did that?