Texans are a great people (ask them, they’ll tell you) with big smiles and a nice, easy swagger. Since smiles come easy to us, too, we’re always happy to get what we give, and to make such friends. Each class, 008, 009 and 010 took on a life of its own, inside jokes abound: pace, tin man, the quest for the holy anti-venom, tenderfoot, ron jeremy, kryptonite, and the girlfriend beater who should feel lucky to have survived his encounter with Force Recon cadre and Austin PD in the middle of the Challenge. Our hope is that he’s still in jail. You had to be there, as is always the case. It was most definitely good livin’ (as we are fond of describing the beauty of shared challenges), and we’re certain to be back to Austin soon if not just to hang with Texans and their Texas-sized smiles.