Pat and Tyler flew into San Antonio on a Wednesday and I drove down to act as a shuttle service for those bastards (they have several factoids proving they were the bastards of their flight, so they will be known as the bastards of this blog post).
That night we took them to Black Star Co-Op. It’s a neat little micro brewery co-operative. Great beer. Great food. They actually pay their servers and bartenders worthwhile wages, so they ask you not to tip their staff, just buy more beer. And they have dart boards. What more could you ask for? We’ve been there once before with Gary & Amy, so forgive me if I’ve mentioned this before.
Trav and I both had to work that Thursday, so the bastards went for a run down at Auditorium Shores. We’ve been without rain for months, but it rained on them. It was probably for the best, because it was during the hottest part of the day. When Trav got home from work, they headed over to Shady Grove to check out that week’s Shady Grove Unplugged band.
By the time I met up with them, everyone was nice and saucey. After the show, we went next door to eat dinner at Uncle Billy’s, one of our favorite spots. Tyler was super excited about filling the growler he got during his last visit, so I’m not surprised it was one of our first stops. I tried the Veggie Nachos for the first time that night and they’re totally ballin’.
I worked Friday while Trav hung out with the bastards. He took them to Torchy’s Tacos for lunch and then to Uncle Billy’s…again…so everyone could have a growler. Shortly after I got home it was time to get the missing piece of the puzzle: JMAC!
What to do for dinner? Home Slice, of course. I don’t think I can put into words what dinner was like. My cheeks hurt from laughing. I think we got free rolls because a few of us were a wee bit drunk. Cough*Jmac*Cough. That’s what happens when you play catch-up. We’ve all been there.
On Saturday, we floated the river with Gary, Amy and Katie. The guy on the bus said it was about a 2 hour float. For some reason, it took us five. This time, a couple of chicks were showing their boobs, so I’m guessing we made a few stops to check out the “scenery.” We also made a pit stop and hung out with some “old people” and did the first koozie swap. My favorite that we got is from a company called Broads with Rods, a deep sea fishing company owned by women. Brilliant! When we finally finished the float, we ate some snacks and headed back to shower before regrouping for dinner. We went to Chuy’s, where they were celebrating the 23rd Annual Green Chile Fest.
We took the bastards back to San Antonio Sunday morning and then explored the city with Jmac. We waked the River Walk, ate lunch and visited The Alamo.
Honestly, it was a little difficult to enjoy because it was 110 degrees. No heat index. No special anything. Just a record-setting temperature that day and it was hotter than hell. I will, however, elaborate on lunch. You know when the server refills your water and a stream comes down the side of the pitcher? That happened. But it went into my salad. Bummer. She was an awful server for many reasons, but that was just the the beginning.
That night, we went to The Alamo Draft House for dinner and a movie.
We had great food (Me: veggie burger; Trav: spaghetti squash; Jmac: mac & cheese dish). We saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I didn’t know anything about the original, but I really liked this movie. There’s totally gonna be a sequel.