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Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Road Trip to San Antonio/Austin/Waco, Texas

explored & photographed by: Shady, October 2004

 

We took a road trip to San Antonio and beyond, to explore and photograph some more Texas weirdness on behalf of the Marks of WNJ for their next book, Weird Texas (check out their Weird US book right now)! Here, some snapshots from the road...

I have always LOVED San Antonio. It's a beautiful area (just look at that ummm, mound we saw on the road!)... the people are super-friendly (like Jerry, below, who serenaded us with our requests at our table one night... in fact he was singing Marty Robbin's 'El Paso' when this pic was shot)... the food rules (like at Rudy's... 'worst' BBQ in Texas, which is actually really great and unbelievably cheap eatin'). Good times, good times...

We also took the dastardly felines, Bela and Sabre, along with us on this trip too... those kitties are becoming regular road trip veterans! They are equally comfortable on the road and in the hotel room... in fact I think they even enjoy traveling....

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

You can tell that I just got a new camera, when I'm taking photos of everything from neat gargoyle lamps (they were all over the place) to bees (the killer zoom let me get close to this guy without fear of his sting) to sunsets (shot from inside a moving car and still came out ok) to knees (yes, mine).....

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

I always find the best things in cemeteries- amusing things like a Jesus-loving duck... a statue with a bird for a 'hat'... a tomb sphinx that looked a lot like Elvis... and beautiful things like flowers on a crypt door... a gorgeous moss-covered angel monument... a cheerfully-bright ladybug. And then there was the craziest sign ever, which I can't say more about yet as the location of this place is under wraps until the book comes out, mwa ha ha....

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Ummm... about these next pictures... I can only say.... I blame it all on the vodka!! Yep! Vodka talked me into it, hahaha... *wink* In case you're not familiar with the infamous Coyote Ugly Saloon, it is known for it's wild & sexy female bartenders who get up and dance on the bar (notice the sign... as you can see, there are no roosters allowed)...

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Now you know it's gonna be an interesting night when the first sign you see says 'Dress Code Enforced- No Bras or Ties... lose 'em or we will take 'em!!' ... heh heh. Especially considering that there are tons of bras all over the place hanging from every conceivable surface. And as you can see, the bartenders do some very errrm, special kinds of shots...

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

Our San Antonio Roadtrip

It got pretty wild  in there... especially being that it was 'White Trash Night' and the drinks were on special. I had a few myself, ahem. That's what led to me ending up dancing on the bar, and damn them for having the presence of mind to record it all in photographs!! *shakes fist* Heh heh heh... ok, I had a blast, even if I did act afool...

But that's the fun of being on the road, you get to cut loose a little (and perhaps dance with a hot bartender, or two...... or three, mw ha)!

San Antonio is one of my very favorite cities and it was fabulous to get to spend a little time there. And I got to explore some of the coolest 'lost' places that I have ever experienced on top of everything else. Woo hoo. Thank you San Antonio and WNJ!!

Check out some more pictures from our San Antonio trip here

 

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