Discussion in 'SMB' started by eddtheduck, Nov 4, 2010.
Looks canny, thinking of going for a hol.
You will be kidnapped and decapitated by someone like this
why would you do that?
I went and that bastard tried it on so i smacked him and bit a chunk out of his hat, thatle teach the gringo bastard! dinit mess wi me like!
Ha! Ha! like it
Love it there especially at Christmas. The River Walk is like a modern mini Venice with shops, bars, restaurants and at Christmas the whole place is lit up with coloured lights an that. We go every year. The Alamo is across tue street from the Ricer Walk, not in the middle of a huge empty plain like in the fillums.
Nearby is Sea World, a zoo, a wild animal park where you can feed zebras and deer from your car, caves, an outlet mall, a water park, New Braunfels (nice college down where you can go tubing on the river) and Austin is only an hour away which is class anarl. Corpus Christi is a couple of hours the other way which has miles and miles of empty beaches.
Got to say that sounds crackin like!
Good crack, can I get away with not hiring a car?
I used to have cybersex with a girl from San Antonio. At least she did, I just used to pretend.
Hi Neil good to see you again.
Without a car you can forget the peripheral stuff like the animal park, Austin, Corpus etc. The City and River Walk etc. Are nice but you'd only need a couple of days, it's not like New York where you could be there for weeks checking out all the sights, museums etc.
I love walking through the Alamo which is a small church, a gift shop and a courtyard with a couple of old buildings and some trees. The plaza out front is where a lot of the fighting took place. I've seen a lot of historic places so I dunno why I always get a funny feeling around there thinking of what it must have been like when hordes of Mexicans came spilling over the adobe walls. When you do the boat trip on the river the guide will sometime point out pot holes in the walls where the two sides shot at each other.
Cheers, a good insight.
Oh, and of course, anywhere show the footy?
Bassads got rid of my boyhood hero there!! Davy, Davy Crockett ....king of the wild frontier plus another, and coincidentally the inventor of the legendary 'Bowie' knife, Davy's pal Sam!!..... with which Davy made his famous racoon skin hat!!! Must go and pay homage one day along with a trip to Little Big Horn!!
Sam Bowie, I always thought it was Jim. Or was Crockett's knife called Sam?
San Antonio's definitely worth a visit, we go a couple of times a year for a weekend away.
Don't know about any sports bars.
Jim bowie's knife is in a glass case. One of my favourite bits is a model diorama in a glass case showing the height of the battle. It was a bit of a Zulu situation but with a different outcome. They all knew they were fucked like. There's a letter in the museum from Travis begging for reinforcements but he was told to burn it and leave and instead thought he could make a stand and be a hero. Sam Houston was off raising and army and not interested in engaging in battle until the Republic of Texas had a constitution thus making their rebellion somewhat legal, but eventually 'Remember the Alamo' was a rallying cry that eventually galvanized the outnumbered Texian army to massacre the Mexicans Agincourt style at the Battle of San Jacinto which is on the outskirts of where Houston now is.
I watched the match once in a bar underneath the Hilton on the Riverwalk - worth a try.
Also there's a poster on here that lives in San An (AlbaGuBrath) so he may be able to answer this one.
Bowie took no part in the battle as he was dieing from TB. The legend is that Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and asked who would cross the line and give their life for Texas. One bloke said 'fuck this for a game of soldiers' and nicked off over the wall and lived to tell the tale. Everyone else crossed the line except Bowie who was on a stretcher and asked his mates to haul him over the line. They all died. Very few were from Texas, most were adventurers, criminals etc, from all over the east coast and many Europeans too(several Brits). Travis was a bigamist on the run from his first wife and bad debts. Crockett was a failed politician who could barely read and write. Bowie was a slave owning adventurer from Louisiana. The only reinforcements were about 30 blokes from Goliad (village about 30 miles away) who probably wish they'd stayed home.
Ah the Hilton Palacio del Rio. One of my favourite hotels anywhere. In the guinnes book of records as it was built in 30 days Lego style. They put the carpets and curtains in the rooms which were prefab built on site then trucked in and built like legos just needing leccy and plumbing hook up. Good buffet breakfast in the basement cafe then step right outside onto the River Walk. Love it!
Ah, bloody memory playing tricks again, AB, it was Jim! ....... hang on or was that the one who did Bullseye!!!!!
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