Sunday, March 9, 2008

Off to San Antonio.....

I've started packing my single suitcase for a three day/three night trip to San Antonio. The purpose of my trip is a combination of business and maybe some fun. I'm going to a street survival seminar. I have attended one of these before and it's full of information. It also serves as a reminder to guard against complacency. I also had planned to stay an extra day thinking that I, and my homie from work would do something Tuesday night. Let me back up, I thought he and I were going to bunk together. I kept asking him about the hotel arrangements. He said, "D is supposed to be working on that!" Well, no disrespect to D, but he can't even return a phone call so I fail to see how the hell he can be trusted with rooming accommodations. So, I learn the art of expedia, and priceline and find a good hotel. Since the hotel the seminar is in is too damn expensive, I find the next best thing. I find a hotel, on the riverwalk, and right across the street from the seminar! Talk about awesome. All I have to do is wake up, eat breakfast, and walk across the street. Well, my homie finds a cheaper hotel a mile away. The hotel is nice, but it's underneath the damn freeway! I read the reviews and most of them say "nice hotel, shady area, full of bums!" My response is "oh hell no!" I'm picky about hotels. I will shell out some extra cash to stay in a better area. So, I'm stuck with a room for 2 adults and it's going to be just me. Oh well, I can live with that. Then comes the kicker! My homie cancels because he is low on funds due to another trip. Damn it! So, now it's me, and some guys from work, but I don't hang out with them. Plus, I'm staying a day by myself. So, then I ask myself, "what's a lone guy with a free night going to do?" Well, the obvious answer is the strip naked club, but that's really not a good idea. So I looked up some websites. Yep, I got the idea to see if I couldn't hook up with some group in San Antonio to participate in an activity I enjoy very much. You meet up with the people, pay your money, and they give you, well, uh, let's say a "lay of the land." That's right, I mean a walking ghost tour. Huh? What did you think I meant? You perverts, get your damned mind out of the gutter! Anyway, I'm going to shoot some pictures and hopefully post them on here. So, you all take care and will be back Wednesday.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Ahhh....good ole SA! I miss it, I have to admit. Well....I miss the food! And some of my old co-workers I guess. Say hello to HEB for me. And eat an enchilada at Mi Tierra (on Market st. or El Mercado). Have fun on your ghost tour. I am sure there are many there considering it's history. I can't wait to hear all about it. We went on the mission tour when we lived there and it was pretty interesting. Have fun!

Shelby said...

Lucky you! FYI the Westin Riverwalk gives a huge discount to people with a Triple A card. Have fun, eat lots of tacos and be nice to the ghosts.