In Texas: Easygoing on the Border

The dusty, unpaved road outside the Lajitas Trading Post is not exactly the best surface for shuffling through a slow waltz or high-stepping to the beat of La Bamba. But when the crush of couples on the polished concrete floor of the store's veranda became too great on a recent Friday night, a score or more of folks took to dancing in the street anyway. Scuffed cowboy boots and battered sneakers kicked up dust and occasionally sent crushed aluminum beer / cans skittering across the gravel surface. The excited yelps of dancers wafted off into the desert toward arid mountain ranges...

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