The Travel Bug flew into Houston for a road trip recently and spent his first day in the Lone Star state, exploring the city of Paris. These are the fascinating things he uncovered:
Paris is the seat of Lamar County in East Texas and has a city slogan of ‘The Second Biggest Paris in the World’. The Travel Bug has been to the original Eiffel Tower in France, so was very excited to learn that Paris, Texas also has one! He was even more excited to see that *this* one even had a stetson on top. The French one doesn’t have any kind of hat. Not even a beret.
The Travel Bug knows that Texans love all things country, so he wasn’t really that surprised when he went to Evergreen Cemetery and saw a statue of Jesus. Wearing cowboy boots. TTB always thought Jesus wore sandals, but it just shows you how wrong you can be, huh?
Paris was the setting for a quadruple murder back in October 2013, which is still unsolved. Four young men were shot and killed in a house in the city and there are no suspects and no real clues about what took place. TTB doesn’t much like the thought of that, so he stayed in his human’s bag for a little while before hitting the road back to Dallas.
Do you have any more fascinating facts about Paris, Texas to share with The Travelc Bug? Adios, amigos…hasta pronto.