I’m sure it will surprise the folks on the east and west coasts, but America Online Travel has named the State of Texas as the country’s new Capital of Culture. In addition to Fort Worth’s Kimbell and Modern Art Museums, Sid Richardson Museum and Bass Performance Hall, Dallas’ Performing Arts Center, Austin’s live music, the Johnson Space Craft Center, the Dallas Cowboys, Houston’s Grand Opera, and the entire state for diversity of architectural styles were all contributors to the honor. Can’t you just hear someone from New Jersey or from overseas saying, “Let’s take a few days and go down there and see all these things.” Pretty tall order, partner! But if you want to pick a place to start, I’d suggest Fort Worth. And if you need a place to stay, I know of a little bed and breakfast in Fort Worth that’s really close to everything. Why, you can even take a day trip to that little city east of us!