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Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

I’m cheating. I had every intention of posting this right away; but travel, work, and a general malaise associated with personal events kept me from doing so. But I’m going to change the time stamp on this post to reflect the time that it happened.

Today is a travel day. I finished up my work in Alamogordo yesterday, but we got a late start this morning because last night my coworker and I stopped in at VFW Post 7686, and it turned out to be karaoke night. This was my first experience with karaoke. My coworker, an exuberant young Texan, entertained fewer reservations about the prospect than I, and he was wily, for after hearing me spoof the situation from the safety of my bar stool and waiting for just the right time, he volunteered me to get up and sing Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. It just went (sober perspective:) downhill/(inebriated perspective:) uphill from there. Alamogordo has got to be one of the friendliest places on Earth, so the reception that I got was no indication of the quality of my singing. Thankfully, the VFW pays for cab rides home.

Yeah. I was a little slow this morning.

My coworker is going on vacation from here, and I had already offered to take him with me back to Killeen, Texas. But there’s a weekend to fill before I can get back to work, and he enticed me into partying the night in Austin and tubing down the Guadalupe River tomorrow. However, our crash-for-the-night plans have fallen through, and rumors of tightened law enforcement on the river have changed our plans, so we’re heading for Houston.

On the way, we decided to stop in and see the Alamo in San Antonio. As a history buff, I couldn’t resist. However, you can see from the following photos that I am still a little hung over.

Greg Perry at the Alamo Greg Perry at the Alamo

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