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S512Moore
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:23 pm 



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: Milwaukee (Brew City)

Well, I made my first trip down to Texas this past week and I'll tell you, I can't wait to go back! I loved it! We flew into San Antonio and on our way up to Austin we stopped by Gruene Hall. I didn't think that little town was going to be as happening as it was! There were tons of people. I sat myself down in Gruene Hall and my first Lone Star beer. I can't imagine how awesome it must be to see a show there! It was a great way to start the trip!

Friday night we went to The Broken Spoke where James Hand was playing. That was great too. We don't have any honky tonks in Milwaukee! And a place that has such a rich history too! Then we went to the Continental Club and I had my first Shiner Bock.

We had a few hours open on Sat. before the wedding so we went down to 6th and Congress and walked around. I think we must have been on the wrong end though cause there wasn't much going on. But still, I was struck by two things.....#1 , the Midwest has a reputation of being very friendly, but I was pleasently surprised by how friendly people in Texas are! Southern hospitality I suppose. Also, Austin is a SUPER clean city. I felt guilty smoking a cigarette on the street cause I was polluting the air! It's just a beautiful city!

Sunday we stopped at the cemetary to see the 9/11 memorial. That was a very powerful experience. I could have sat there all day in silence just looking at those two pieces of steel. Then....and this was the best....we drove out to Bandera! As we approached, I threw in Charlie's live cd and set it on "Tonight", so he kind of gave us a little tour. It was Easter Sunday so all the shops were closed down, which sucked, but we walked down main street anyways. I did manage to get a souvenier anyway. As I was walking down Main, I noticed a poster ad hanging for Charlie's gig at John T Floore's the night before.....I stole it. I figured the show was over already anyway, so I wasn't taking tickets away from him. When he comes up here in May I'll tell him the story and have him sign it. That's a pretty cool piece of memrobilia I think. Right from Main Street in Bandera. There was a huge to do down by the river though, I don't know what it was, but it looked like a good time. Plus, we went up to the high school and as we were sitting in the parking lot, "Life of the Party" was playing and Charlie sang "Well, it started when I was in Bandera High School"..........now what are the chances of that?!

San Antonio was a blast too! We went to Market Square which was great, the Alamo, which was facinating and The Riverwalk. I can see why you guys have such pride for your state. It's beautiful, full of history and full of fun and kick ass music! I can't wait to go back. I hope to get down there at least once a year from now on. Thanks for showing a Yankee a good time!
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RedHeadedStranger
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:57 pm 



Joined: 14 Jan 2006
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Location: Blue Rock Montana

You have been blessed. And I'm jealous....

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frankster
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:06 pm 



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
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Location: Midsouthern north

Ive got to get to Gruenne Hall one of these years.... Sounds like a lot of fun
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Guest
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:11 pm 






Sounds like you had a great trip. Now you can see what all us Texans go on about. Hey I got to grow up there, SA was great and Austin the city is so clean and just a great college town. But SA is my home had a few jobs working on the river walk get this my older sister even worked at the Alamo. You just cant get any more Texan then that!! Glad you enjoyed my great state , I sure wish I was living there still. Hate Nashville!!
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Guest
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:13 pm 






Hey what about the food?? had to be the best mexican and BBQ you ever ate.
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Heather
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:19 pm 



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 135
Location: Sugar Land, TX

S512 - (I think it was Stephanie ... but maybe I'm wrong?) I'm so glad you had a great time down here - although I do wish you would have had a chance to see a fun show at Gruene!

Hmm ... I didn't realize you're in Milwaukee. And going to the show. We'll have to meet up! Let us know how we can find a fellow stalker!

We won't be in the neon crayola crayon colored hats ... so we may actually blend in. Believe it or not. Ha ha!

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S512Moore
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:51 am 



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: Milwaukee (Brew City)

Ah yes, the food was delicious, especially the Mexican food we had in Market Square....beats Taco Bell! I do wish I would have tried the famed chicken fried steak from The Broken Spoke though but I had to save room for beer.

Heather, you are correct, my name is Stephanie. I'm impressed you remembered. Are you going to the show in Milwaukee? I bought 2 tickets for myself and my sister in law but now it turns out she has to work, so I may be flying solo that night. But there is no way I can pass up Charlie and Jack on the same bill. Let me know what your plans are if you're coming up here....
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Stacy
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:13 am 



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 32
Location: Bandera/Medina

Sounds like you had a great trip! Glad you enjoyed Texas! I guess us Texans take what we have for granted.

The school as you saw it is far from what it was when we were in school. They added on a lot in the last 3 years. I went there for the first time this year since they remodeled it and I could not believe how much it has changed.
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S512Moore
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:52 am 



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: Milwaukee (Brew City)

Stacy, do you know what that was that was going on down by the river on Easter Sunday? There were tons of people. I'm just curious.......
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Guest
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:43 am 






Tubing maybe?
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S512Moore
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:52 am 



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: Milwaukee (Brew City)

yeah, people were tubing. I guess it just struck me as odd since it was Easter Sunday. I assumed the town would be pretty dead and it sure wasn't.
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Stacy
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:44 am 



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
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Location: Bandera/Medina

I don't hang out at the river on Easter, but lots of families celebrate their Easter at the river and at the lake.
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Nat's_Underpants
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:51 pm 
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Maybe it was a under water Easter Egg hunt.
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Heather
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:14 pm 



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 135
Location: Sugar Land, TX

Nat - I bet you're exactly right! Ha! Very creative.

Stephanie - Well, we'll definitely be up there!! Have you ever been to this bar?? Let us know on your status!

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Guest
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:21 pm 






Stephanie, just remember the rules.......stalkers can not be responsible for their actions or the actions of their friends, who may or may not be stalkers as well. This rule has proven worthy of being cared forward to the midwest tour.
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