I had just returned and unpacked from my Tucson trip when an unexpected work trip took me to San Antonio, Texas. There wasn’t much time to explore but I got an afternoon off and visited the Alamo:
The Alamo
I never found the basement but the gardens in the Alamo plaza were pretty.

After having a big ‘ol margarita, I explored the River Walk for a bit:
River Walk, San Antonio
It was “Bring BrettCajun to work” that week in the office, and Brett and I posed for a picture:
grumpy coworker
Brett had difficulty with basic office functions, so we had him shred papers and sharpen pencils to keep him busy.

I didn’t see any roadrunners, but the coyote was catching up to me.
Coyote and me
Unpack, laundry and a brief rest on Friday, then it was off for a day of rugby at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival. In addition to a rugby tournament, there’s bagpipe and drum judging, large men in kilts throwing heavy objects, and a great view of the Chesapeake Bay. There were other nice things to look at too:
There were other woofy creatures at the festival as well, including this humongous Irish Wolfhound:
Irish Wolfhound
Our starting side was in the finals for our local rugby union playoffs, and they got 3rd place which wasn’t bad. Our 2nd side played at Celtic Fest and didn’t do as good as we had in previous years but everyone got some time to play. Can you see the bagpiper in this photo?
Red Scrum
After working up a huge appetite playing in the matches, I got to have my semi-annual giant roast turkey leg:
Turkey Leg
Om nom nom…


  1. Blobby says:

    brett wishes he were that large or fierce looking. ….and bonus points for the Pee-Wee reference.

  2. Joe says:

    hahaha, was that real?

  3. Jeffrey C says:

    Just nice things to look at? Those things seem meant for touching.

  4. jimbo says:

    Glad somebody got the Pee Wee reference. And both the coyote and boar were taxidermy.

  5. swtcurran says:

    when anyone mentions the alamo the only thing i can think of is the basement. did tina tell you about all the 1000s and 1000s uses for corn?

  6. Erik Rubright says:

    The stars at night, are big and bright….

  7. brettcajun says:

    Sooooo brave art thou poking fun through a computer… just waaaaait until I get to DC again. Someone is gonna be put in a headlock and be made to admit they wear “women’s panties” in front of everyone. Oh, yes… it will happen!