Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/chris/public_html/wp-includes/version.php:10) in /home/chris/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 119

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/chris/public_html/wp-includes/version.php:10) in /home/chris/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 119


February 23, 2009


My daughter looked out the car window at the cows and screamed, “Mommy, that have fat black deer here!”

Posted by Chris @ 10:31 pm  

RSS feed for comments on this post.


  1. Monica says:

    I’m sticking w/ Texas

  2. Stephanie says:

    Ok, I just guessed Texas on the first post because the comments weren’t open here. I’m putting it here too though.

    Are you so happy to be warm? I live in Alaska so I am jealous of your almost 70 degree weather!

  3. Christina says:

    Okay, looking at this picture and at number 14 I still think that you might have moved to Texas. However, most of the pictures I have seen would also apply to parts of California, so maybe you moved there?

  4. jen@ourdailybigtop says:

    Deep in the heart of Texas?

  5. mainiac says:

    Texas! You’ve moved to Texas!

  6. mainiac says:

    Definately Texas! I’ve never been there so I have no idea what town.

  7. Ann says:

    I think somewhere in Texas. Near Houston?

  8. Rose says:

    Texas! West Texas, most likely!

  9. Shelly says:

    That’s funny.

  10. Nan says:


  11. Sherry says:

    Houston, Texas or Huntsville, AL

  12. Kat says:

    Texas! It must be Texas!

  13. Karen Miller says:

    Houston, TX?! You moved to Houston!

  14. liv says:

    texas!! i guess texas. :)

  15. SoMo says:

    So how do your baseball players feel about moving to the land of football?

  16. Lisa says:

    I think you have moved to Texas, maybe Austin?

  17. Mindi says:

    My bets on Texas!

  18. Shelly says:

    I’m saying…Texas.

  19. divrchk says:

    I’m changing my vote to Texas.

  20. Kerry says:


    When will you tell us?!?!

  21. Dianna says:

    Nope, not Seattle. Bummer!

  22. Carrie says:


  23. mary says:

    i’ve got it. it’s texas. you moved your family there for the football coach in a small town so that your son can become an all-star quarterback. oh wait no, that’s a tv show. i still vote for texas though.

  24. polli says:

    Man. Are you sure I didn’t win with Houston?

  25. Gretchen says:

    I don’t know yet where you’ve gone, but it looks like you are going to be going through some serious culture shock!

  26. peepnroosmom says:

    You are either in Florida or somewhere in the south. You could be in Texas, but I don’t think so.

  27. Liz says:

    Delurking because I like puzzles. Going on the clues of the Gulf mention, the star on the water tower, and the deer-like cows (Texas longhorns, maybe?), I will guess Texas!

  28. kelly says:

    is it TEXAS???

  29. Suzanne says:

    I’m guessing you are somewhere in Texas.

  30. Heather in MN says:

    Is it Texas??? or maybe virginia???

  31. Robyn says:

    Is the contest over? I’m going with Austin.

  32. karen says:


  33. Anne says:

    It looks a lot like Texas.

  34. Lisa says:

    Ok…….I’m guessing Texas now.

  35. Lisa says:

    Are you in Texas????

  36. April says:

    You HAVE to be in Texas and if you are I hope its Austin!!!! : )

  37. Meghan says:

    I’m so curious as to the new location… My guess is Austin, TX.

  38. Lilly says:

    That thar water tower can also be seen at http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/old-downtown-water-tower.gif “Round Rock Has a Pure Water Supply”!

    “We, the people of Round Rock are proud of the progress that has been made here in the past 25 years. Come to Round Rock to live and help us make still faster progress in the next 25 years. - (signed) The City of Round Rock, Texas”

    Is this where Miles’ new baseball team will be? Did you sign him onto the little league team of Round Rock?

    (Please delete all my comments if they’re right and you don’t want people to know where you are.)

  39. SHAR FILES says:


  40. Jennifer says:

    OMG that is priceless!

  41. Lilly says:

    and that’s a photo of the new Old Settlers Park Sports Complex… okay I’ll quit now. We have relatives in Austin, so I’m a little familiar with the area.

  42. Traci says:

    Looks a lot like where we lived in Texas…but I guess a lot of places could look like that.

  43. Jandy says:

    You’re in Lone Star, Texas!!

  44. kate says:

    deep in the heart of texas!

  45. Stephanie says:

    I want to say Oklahoma because that’s where Susan lives.

    But it’s looking very Texas-y

  46. Elaine P says:

    My guess…. Austin, TX?

  47. Gretchen says:

    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area???

  48. Donna says:

    My guess is you are in Texas somewhere… and my first guess for there is Austin?…

  49. Amy says:


  50. Natalie says:

    My guess: Texas.

  51. Donna says:

    second guess is Gruene Tx.

  52. allmycke says:

    Somewhere in Texas?

  53. Kristin says:

    Is it Round Rock, TX…or thereabout??

  54. Heather's Garden says:

    I’m going to guess Austin, TX. Based on the nearby IKEA, multiple Whole Foods, sign saying real people eat meat, the lone star on a water tower, and the fact that I’d actually move there if presented with the opportunity. Am I close?

  55. Sarah Smith says:

    Houston, Texas?

  56. eek! says:

    quick, we’re losing interest!

  57. Elizabeth says:

    Round Rock, Texas Why didn’t you move to Florida? :(

  58. april says:

    I don’t know if you meant to leave comments on or not, but I vote Texas.

  59. Cindy says:

    Somewhere west of Houston, TX. Katy?

  60. Stacy says:

    Gotta be Texas…looks like my backyard

  61. Heather says:


  62. Hillary says:

    Texas! I say Texas!

  63. april says:

    Round Rock, Texas http://www.docfizzix.com/images/round-rock-l.jpg

  64. Karen says:

    That’s GOT to be Texas.

  65. evie says:

    I say Texas. It looks pretty flat. Best of luck in your
    new locale.

  66. Nicki says:

    Now, I am not American, but I had an inkling something was going on when you mentioned a while back that in a few weeks time baseball would start again. I thought to myself: baseball, in the snow? Shouldn’t that take another couple of months out there in New England?

  67. Gem says:

    I live in Ireland. My house is surrounded by farmland so cows are really not a novelty. My sister lived in Baltimore MD for years. When my nieces were home on holidays we went to a local wildlife park to see the giraffes, monkeys, kangaroos etc. The kids were all excited going down in the car. When we got there my niece jumped out of the car and ran to the fence around the carpark jumping up and down with excitement. “look, look over there, it’s a cow” She was right, it was a cow in the neighbouring farm! Not what we had in mind as the main attraction in the safarii park though. I think that might have been when my sister decided it was time to move back to Ireland!

  68. Jade says:

    I’m going to delurk to guess Texas? Or has someone already gotten the correct answer?

  69. Elizabeth Harper says:

    I think you’ve moved to Austin Texas….

  70. momzen says:

    I’m guessing Houston, Texas (or thereabouts).

  71. jodi says:

    I still think it’s Houston.

  72. Holli says:

    Texas…… The Lone Star State

  73. Beth says:

    Yep, totally being “that blogger.”

  74. Valerie says:

    Is it Texas? Or Kansas? Or I am thinking somewhere near Susan (of the Friday Playdate variety).

  75. Lauren says:

    Im going to guess Texas. Warm, cows, eating meat….

  76. Valerie says:

    Or California? Georgia? South Carolina? Tennessee?

  77. Jodi says:


  78. Dallas? says:


  79. Dallas? says:

    Guessing the Friday night lights, Texas Star, warm temps, and lots’o'meat state of Texas!

  80. Melanie says:


  81. leigh says:

    Must be Texas!

  82. Kellie says:

    I live in Florida…it’s looking like you moved somewhere near Orlando. I am guessing a small town around Orlando. I know that there is an IKEA in Orlando…and it can be rural in that area surrounding the city.

  83. tracey says:


  84. Peggy says:

    I think you are in Texas. I am totally jealous of the warm weather you have - it is 20 degrees and 40 mile an hour wind gusts where I am. Hope you all love your new home.

  85. monstermash40 says:

    Do they have fat black deer in Arizona? Maybe your in Houston.

  86. Elisha says:

    I say Texas. Just because I’m in Texas and see cows, bison and horses on daily basis : ) Plus, picture Fourteen has a star - The Lone Star State.

  87. Heather says:

    Are you in Tennessee?

  88. Jennifer from Toronto says:

    I got it! You’ve moved your family to the set of ‘Friday Night Lights’!

  89. MJ says:

    Having fun with torturing us :) Im thinking maybe oklahoma, new mexico or arizona.

  90. Obi-Mom Kenobi says:

    Fat black deer! Oh, that is priceless.

  91. Mari says:

    I am guessing Austin, Texas.

  92. Ani says:

    Tasty fat black deer….

  93. Beth says:

    I think you are either in or around Phoenix AZ, Sacramento CA, Houston TX or Salt Lake City UT.

    I find it very brave of you to move with all the kids especially anyone about 12. I find any of the kids over 12 hate change and leaving all their friends behind. Nintendo and laptops are life savers!!!!!

  94. Carolie says:


  95. Shannon says:

    oh come on and tell!!! this is killing me!

    you are in Oklahoma?????

  96. annmarie says:

    i’m gonna check back in a couple of weeks…have fun dragging this out.

  97. Jennifer says:

    I think it is Arizona.

  98. Lori says:

    Texas? Tell me you are in Texas now! (I am guessing the central part or hill country)

  99. Kelley says:

    I say it looks just like North Austin. We have a Whole Foods…and an Ikea…metal water tower thingies…and fat black deer by the train tracks. If you posted a picture of Central Market, I would swear we were neighbors.

  100. sasparilla says:

    Texas, Houston Area

  101. Leslie says:

    Are you near Houston?

  102. Kate says:

    My guess is somewhere in Texas. But, can you just tell us already?!

  103. Ruth H says:

    Looks like you have landed in small town America but near enough to a big city to have a Whole Foods Market.
    Hmmmm.. San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston comes to mind to a Texan.

  104. Melissa says:

    Being a girl originally from Texas, I’m going to stick w/ Texas and say Austin??? Maybe?

  105. Kim says:

    Austin, Texas

  106. kimmad says:

    OK, I’m guessing somewhere on the gulf coast of Texas? (warm weather…meat…the gulf sign…the star on the water tower)

  107. Deborah says:

    Texas. Final Answer. :)

  108. Sherry says:

    Cows next to the train tracks? That seems like potential disaster. :D

  109. lizinsumner says:

    I still say it’s gotta be somewhere in Georgia…….

  110. lizinsumner says:

    Alright, my co-worker says the Eat Meat thingie has GOT to be Texas - and I think you’re two hours ahead of me on the west coast - so, I’m changing my guess to HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. Stephanie in AR says:

    I like the fat black deer better than the ‘big goggies’ that my baby saw. Deer run away but goggies don’t.

    May I guess that you are in Georgia? Ikea in person, warm weather, eat loving but could be Florida too.

  112. ~annie says:

    Those fat black deer are native to Austin, TX.

  113. Sadie says:

    Cows and water towers with stars? Now I’m thinking somewhere in Texas??

  114. Sue says:

    You are in Texas?

  115. Pauline says:

    You’re in Houston, TX.

  116. joy says:

    I’m guessing midwest. Probably Mid Midwest, too, as the temp isn’t that cold in the evening but your kids are outside in short sleeves during the day. Plus the train, cows, and general flat land. Its too green to be high desert….

    OHMYGOD, you moved to Kansas, Missiouri, Oklahoma or Southern Nebraska.

  117. Jodes says:

    North Carolina?

  118. Katherine says:

    Somewhere near the Gulf Coast, maybe south Alabama or south Georgia?

  119. Katie in MA says:

    Okay, where in Texas are you?

  120. Natalie says:


  121. johana says:

    the suspense is killing me. what did we do to deserve this cruel and unusual punishment?
    btw, cute comment by your daughter!

  122. Brandy in Canada says:

    Fat black deer!! LOL!
    I’m sure someone already guessed but I’m going to say your in Texas somewhere based solely on the picture of the eat meat sign and I think it’s warm in Texas..well basically anywhere is warmer than here!

  123. Di says:

    Hmm it’s still the country but somewhere warmer.. The suspense is killing me. ;)

  124. Dean's Mommy says:

    Cows, relatively flat land, Ikea and Whole Foods, star on the water tower… I’m guessing you’ve moved to Texas. Houston maybe?

  125. Kim S. says:

    Are you in Texas?!

  126. Emily in IL says:

    I think I have an idea what state you landed in… :D

    Fat black deer - what a hoot!

  127. Pam says:

    are we still guessing? Texas?
    (where is the grass green now? the stadium lights remind me of “Friday Night Lights….”)

  128. Kristen says:

    You’re in Texas.

  129. Diana says:

    Definitely Texas

  130. tammy says:

    Ernie wants to know if you have seen or are close to the new stadium we are trying to guess the city

    Look forward to seeing more and reading your post

    have fun at baseball

  131. laura says:

    you are in texas?

  132. Kitchen Vixen says:

    Are people still guessing? I think you’ve moved to Texas. Somewhere in the vicinity of Houston, Frisco or Round Rock, because that’s where the Texas IKEAs are.

  133. Jen says:

    Houston, Texas?

  134. Karate Mom says:

    Texas? Did you move to Houston? I can’t wait to hear the whole story!!

  135. Lisa says:

    So based on

    1. The Sky
    2. gas company signs
    3. Ikea and Whole Goods in the same city

    My guess is somewhere near Houston, TX?

  136. Yan says:

    i vote for Texas. the star on the watertower and the limestone on the pillars of the lights that you posted in picture 15.

  137. AC in SC says:

    Wow….Texas?! I cannot imagine the culture shock.

  138. Jeanne says:

    Did you move to Texas? I heard they have fat black deer there!

  139. Deva says:

    Lubbock, TX?

  140. DW says:

    Another guess….
    Houston, TX?
    OMG this is impossible.

  141. Jen says:

    Texas?? I live in Houston, and based on the type of low growing trees, the cows, the railroads, the cactus growing near where the cow is grazing, the warm weather, the water tower, the rotting fence boards, and the many, many baseball games played every night, I am guessing somewhere in Texas. Plus, we eat a lot of meat here in Texas. Actually, I am going to be more exact and say Austin, Texas.

  142. jenwith4kids says:


  143. ~annie says:

    Hey, where’d my comment go?
    The fat black dear are native to Austin, TX.

  144. Michelle says:

    Roundrock, TX?

  145. Julie says:

    I think I might have answered this on another one of your posts. But I so know where you moved to! It is Round Rock, Texas! I am the winner!

  146. Renee' says:

    I am originally from Texas so yes it might be Texas,but that is a small water tower so it looks like it might be a small older town and especially if the cow isn’t inside a fence! (well it looks like it isn’t inside a fence!) But I notice also though you were shopping at IKEA and there is a picture of your daughter caring a Whole Foods store bag and I am positive they don’t have them in a small town! Okay I guessing maybe Texas! But cows are alot of places! Still thinking I guess!

  147. kelly says:

    I’ve been saying Texas for a few days now, but for some reason it’s not showing up.

    I know for a fact that it’s NOT Kansas…cuz that’s where I live and it’s not that warm here yet.

  148. Jennifer says:

    Wait a minute! I guessed Huston, Texas yesterday at 1:32pm!

  149. Ruth H says:

    I do have to come back to say that photo with the old oil company and meat sign are a barbecue place in central Texas, NOT Houston. I think I’ve seen one like it. Small town between Austin and San Antonio is my guess.

  150. Ruth H says:

    I do have to come back to say that photo with the old oil company and meat sign are a barbecue place in central Texas, NOT Houston. I think I’ve seen one like it. Small town between Austin and San Antonio is my guess. BTW all Texas places are near a railroad track with cows, all the water towers look a lot like that one, etc. etc. I hang out between San Antonio and Austin a lot in Hill country between Blanco and Wimberly.

  151. Kelly says:

    Well, geez I guess I better change my guess to Texas….

  152. Patricia says:

    I think it’s southern Colorado. Colorado Springs/Pueblo area perhaps. Whole Food is there. And, they were building a new IKEA last fall up in Denver.

  153. Jacki says:

    I’m a Texas girl and that has to be the good ol’Lone Star State. Welcome!

  154. Kelli says:

    I would say closer to Austin/San Antonio area in Texas.

  155. Julia Hackney says:

    Sure looks like Texas……and if it’s anywhere near Cypress, TX…a northwest suburb of Houston, call me and I’ll come help you unpack. I’ll even bring the wine.


  156. Holli says:

    Deep In The Heart Of Texas!!

  157. my3sons says:

    Texas. And holy CRAP are you in for it this summer.

  158. Katie in MA says:

    As a transplanted New Englander in TX, may I say welcome and god-bless-ya. ;)