Two Tales of Two Cities


What do you do if you have 5 hours to see all that New Orleans has to offer? Well, I did what I could. I saw Bourbon Street, tried to take some artsy photos, watched some street performers, ate some beignets (YUM!), waited in line for a fancy restaurant, ate crawfish etouffe, gumbo, and jambalaya, and drove around looking flood damage.

Yep, if I go back, I will do it in a little more organized fashion, and maybe even have a plan, but until I do make it back, I've at least got a frame of reference for when all those saints go marching in.

I last went to San Antonio 22 years ago or so. Needless to say, I don't remember much (except some vague recollection of the movie Cloak and Dagger). Luckily, I had the chance to refresh my memory with a quick visit. We saw the Alamo* and the riverwalk.

Then someone on the street looking for a fight decided to punch me in the face 2 times. That's a first. It turns out that it doesn't feel so great. Luckily, San Antonio's finest* were right around the corner, so Mr. Firsticuffs shan't be bothering the nice River Walkers any longer.

Tuesday December 29 2009File under: travel, USA

Toggle Comments (7)comment?
on Tue 29th Dec, 2009 07:59 pm PST Mom said:
Ooops on the punches. Did you get a blog photo of you and the perp? How much did your nose grow?
on Tue 29th Dec, 2009 11:43 pm PST Andrew said:
Punched? What now?
on Wed 30th Dec, 2009 08:58 pm PST Dave said:
did you remember the alamo?
on Thu 31st Dec, 2009 08:49 am PST Horge said:
I'm sorry some ornery Texan did that. Did you tell him a yo'-horse's-mama joke or something? Too bad I'm not at home for you to have added me/Dallas to your trip... But in any case, Happy New Years! (and if you're still in San Antone, try to get the people to clap after singing "The stars at night/Are big and bright", like Pee Wee did!)
on Thu 31st Dec, 2009 09:54 am PST steve said:
Hey Evander, what's the other guy look like?
on Fri 01st Jan, 2010 11:59 pm PST Wren said:
@mom and steve: here is the perp being dealt with by S.A.'s finest.
on Sat 02nd Jan, 2010 04:43 pm PST Ryan said:
Did he punch anyone else or just you? Why YOU???

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