Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Happy as a gopher in soft dirt."

I think my sisters misunderestimated the amount of time I wanted to lounge while in Texas. The purpose of the trip is to be on a trip, not to "learn" or use my time efficiently

Today we did some exploring. At one of our first stops I realized my right hand was ballooning up. Wendy observed that it was beginning to look like a cartoon hand and that I should be thankful I have five fingers. Anne followed up with something like, "your hands always looked like cartoons." She obviously wasn't worried. The swelling started to go down after a few hours. A helpful man gave me a benadryl but I've only got 20 conscious minutes after taking one of those. This fist picture is me on the mend.

This House of Happy Hands didn't turn out to be that happy after all. There are rules plastered everywhere and in the middle of all the scary ceramic animals there was a live cat curled up, asleep on the floor. He's lucky we didn't step right on him.

Remember the Alamo? I do. Honestly, I don't know anything about it. All I remember is being there because it just a few hours ago. I'm sure the history of the Alamo is amazing and historic.

I guess the man in the middle of this shot is the last defender of the Alamo. He was the only armed man I saw and he was also the oldest man I saw so I'm going to go ahead and say I'm right on this one.

Tonight we put on dresses for dinner. I'm not sure why we do that, it's nice to dress up sometimes I guess. The riveting part of the evening was Wendy's nerves about walking the Riverwalk in the dark. We understand that it's generally unsafe to be out and about after dark, especially near bridges but Wendy hates going by the crowd at the bus stop the most. She especially hated the man who asked us where the beauty contest was. The man looked like he sorts bobcats for a living. But we've all heard the saying, "Avoid doing bidness with people who are as greasy as fried lard."

There you have it, Sunday exploring San Antonio style. There may be more to come. Most certainly, I will be discussing the conversation we had over Blizzards at lunch. Hold your breath, you'll love the Liberty vs. Ellis Island post.


Kellie said...

I'm loving all your posts about your trip! You're absolutely entertaining. Glad you guys are having a good time!! Be careful, love you all! Oh, and Taylor says to tell you he likes the part about the bidet. :) Silly boy!