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Back In The Saddle

May 17, 2011 @ 19:42

Since enjoying the state of Texas last week, I've had some catchin' up to do, and that includes spending some time on this blog.

As for the trip, here it is in a nutshell. Dallas, OK. It's not a people city. Very few live downtown so on the weekends it's a ghost town.

I loved doing the Kennedy stuff, including a tour of the Texas School Book Depository. It's chilling to stand on the grassy knoll and see the "X's" on the road that mark where the fateful shots were fired.

We also had some fun with the whole depository thing. I often get constipated on vacations and have to resort to suppositories, so it was fuckin' side splitting hilarious to mix it up. Imagine me trying to ram a depository up my ass while walking through a suppository.


Austin, Texas is a great little town. Sixth St. is lined with tons of cool bars and restaurants and there are lots of live music venues. There's also a natural phenomenon with bats, millions of bats.

The way they built the Congress St. Bridge with long crevices underneath and the perfect humidity for bats created a haven for millions and millions. And every night, at a precise point at dusk, they come out to go insect hunting.

Here's a video.

San Antonio is another great city. The River Walk and the Alamo have made this a beautiful and interesting city. Same thing as Austin, lots of cool restaurants and bars.

From San Antonio, we headed south for the coast at Corpus Christi. This industry town isn't the greatest place on earth, but we found this great restaurant on the beach called Pier 99. Great snapper.

Corpus Christi is also the home of the USS Lexington, a World War II aircraft carrier that has been retired as a tourist attraction. Even though it cost 26 bucks for me and my sweet to board the bastard, it was still worth it. Talk about huge. It's crazy. True man true.

Saturday afternoon we drove to Houston, stayed near the airport and flew home Sunday.

And just so you know, contrary to popular belief, while in Texas we saw very few guys in cowboys hats, no gun racks and heard very little country music.

But it was a great trip. We enjoyed every minute with our good friends and easy travel partners Darren and Lori.

Darren often lets go with uncontrollable outbursts in public places, but unlike his wife, I'm not embarrassed. I don't want to crawl under a rock. I laugh.

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7 Responses to "Back In The Saddle"

May 18, 2011 / 11:39

who shot JFK/who shot JR?

Sid from Sacramento
May 18, 2011 / 11:55

Igg was second choice, Rae now third and Gerard Kennedy who let Dion in 4th...Libs need fresh blood. Unfortunately eggheads lead the pack.

Big A from Burlington
May 18, 2011 / 13:34

Hey Freddie... good to have you back. Glad you had a nice trip.

Regarding the suppositories... that's too much information buddy!

May 18, 2011 / 14:06

Dead on about Dallas, Freddie. And Houston is like a Selena video. Austin felt exactly like Memphis, only younger. Great place for music.

May 20, 2011 / 19:16

Looks like Dol's a real crab !

May 20, 2011 / 19:17

Looks like Dol's a real crab !

May 30, 2011 / 16:44

Sounds like you got a pretty good tour of the major metro areas. If you'd have gone to the Broken Spoke in Austin, you would have found the cowboy hats/belt buckle/gun racks... mostly that stuff is small town east or west Texas. The Dallas-Austin-San Antonio route is actually the Tech corridor. Glad you found nice things to say about Corpus. That's my hometown... next time I suggest you eat at the Blue Diamond.

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