About Me


Hi, and welcome to Searching for Texas

I am fortunate to have lived in many different countries and to have visited many amazing places. When you seek out new experiences, they will affect the way you view the world and they will make a permanent home in your memories. Without having experienced something that lies outside the bounds of our idea of normal, it becomes difficult to have a well-founded opinion of those things most familiar to us. 

In broad terms I have seen much of the rest of the world. The time has come to explore Texas - the state we have called home for the last 12 years. Texas is a beautiful state, filled with endlessly varying landscapes. It has a history filled with stories of people from different cultures and nations. I want to discover the stories of how they adapted to each other and how they formed an attachment to the landscape of their new home.

Speaking of attachments, I should introduce my supportive and wonderfully impulsive travel companion. Tim and I have been married for 30 years. We met at a boarding school in Salzburg, Austria when we were 16, married when we were 20, and spent the next 19 years moving every two to three years. We settled down in the Woodlands, Texas 12 years ago and feel we are finally free of the restless urges that tend to define people who grow up living the expat life.

To travel is to live a life of constant learning, and I have a great deal to learn! I hope you will join me as I go Searching for Texas.

Marianne Pfeil

PS - If you would like to contact me, feel free to do so at mariannespfeil@gmail.com

Tim and me on a beautiful summer day in Oslo, Norway.

Tim and me on a beautiful summer day in Oslo, Norway.