The Alamo | Giftie Etcetera: The Alamo

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Alamo

So we saw the Alamo. Is it wrong that we didn't go in? :)

Seriously, the Riverwalk is really pretty. I like the Mexican food (although Alan seems to be suffering because of it) and all the people in this area are really nice. Yesterday, we stopped in Houston and had a playdate at the mall, and today, we visited the Riverwalk and watched a movie at the Imax about Dinasours.

We bought Ander a real leash. It has Elmo on it. Puppy is great, and I'll still use him in the local mall, but he's too furry and hot to use at the Riverwalk. Though the Elmo leash has a real leash aspect, we just used the wrist part. Basically, instead of having to hold our hand, Ander could hold our hand or walk up to three or four feet away. He loved it! He would get as far behind us as he could, and then run, laughing, as far in front of us as he could. Then he would stop and wait for us to pass him, and start all over.

Still, several people commented on how he was on a leash like a dog. {eyes bulging} WTF? And they acted like I couldn't hear them commenting, which leads me to believe they must think I am deaf. :/

That's nothing compared to the constant comments we got because we wore LSU gear in UT territory. :)



Anonymous said...

What kind of comments did you receive? We've been in Houston for 2 months now, and have not received any comments. I've even gone so far as to put LSU decals on my truck... I guess there are too many LSU transplants in Houston for them to care.

Why didn't you go in the Alamo?

R in Houston

Giftie Etcetera said...

We were all wearing LSU shirts in UT country. That's very different than being in Houston. I guess that is why. Shrug.

The Alamo is boring.

Anonymous said...

Spoken like someone who truely does not understand history. But you and I have had this discussion before. The Alamo was, as the War of Northern Agression was twenty-five years later, a war about States' rights. The Alamo, itself, stands as one of the few monuments in the U.S. against the tyranny of a central government (or despot) which had removed its own constitution by fiat.

The building itself isn't much to look at, I'll agree. But, speaking now as a military man, the ambiance surrounding a building wherein men decided that dying was better than living under oppression... awe-inspiring. A lawyer should understand that sentiment better than most. Few buildings moved me quite like The Alamo does. -plotnik

Giftie Etcetera said...

"War of Northern Agression" -plotnik

But who is plotnik?

Anonymous said...

Plotnik is, and always will be (despite rumors to the contrary) husband to mathochist98. You Might know me as, or you might not. You might know me as Fischer's roomate, but then that might confuse you with my sister..

I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am Ring-winner and Luckwearer; and I am Barrel-rider. Oh, wait, that wasn't me.

Giftie Etcetera said...

Ah, it is as I figured! Thanks for the i.d. Keep the comments coming, as comments are always appreciated.