Sunday, April 25, 2010
Off to see the "Weiner of OZ"
Weiners, (in case you are living in a cave) are small, low-riding, log-shaped dogs known as dachsunds. The Festival is a Big Deal and dachsund-loving owners come from all over the US to enjoy the dachsund LoveFest and buy dachsund-designed accessories.
She got a lot of attention because she was NOT a weiner. Apparently, even weiner-lovers suffer from weiner-fatigue.
Winners were documented with a Photo Finish. This is serious!
The races were a lot of fun, but my pals, Hal & Cheryl were'nt done wearing me & Cassie out yet! (Last time I visited, we must have walked 27 miles along the Riverwalk!) We went over to New Braunfels, had a ridiculously-delicious snack from a local bakeshop, toured the nearby college town where Hal oogled the young coeds lying on the riverbanks wearing minimal swim garments and then drove on to Landa Park, which was holding an annual Earth Day festival.
These Texans LOVE Festivals!
All the little kids waiting for the train came over to pet Cassie and the parents took cell phone pics.
The park is the prettiest park I have ever seen with many shallow streams, rivers and pools that are crystal clear. The water comes from an aquifer that is icy cold and only baby-fat encased children can tolerate being in the water. The entire park is shaded by old live oak trees.
The scent of the many picnickers charcoal grilling was tantalizing. So, we stopped on the way home to get a Texas Juicy Burger with amazing onion rings!
A Texas-sized Thank You to Hal and Cheryl for taking me into the Hill Country for the fun experiences and special sights.
After a wonderful breakfast of sweet potato pancakes at LaPeep, I departed San Antonio. I am sitting in the Sealy TX Walmart that has cheap diesel fuel. It's about an hour west of Houston. I'll leave at the "right" time to drive through Houston tomorrow morning--hopefully I'll hit a lull in traffic.
Fun 'n fiestas are over but it was a wonderful visit with family and friends in Texas. I should be back home late next week.