Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Fun in the Lone Star State

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fun in the Lone Star State

No, it's not red from the heat, did I really did let him dye his hair (the top) red for the summer?  What kind of mother am I?! 

My daughter has a flair for photography, the view from the window helped too... my Photoshop skills are budding, need lots of practice...

What's a trip to San Antonio without a stroll down the Riverwalk. Our first night there we stayed at the Marriott overlooking the scenic water and, though I was too zonked to go on the tour, my sister-in-law called me just in time to dash to the balcony on the 15th floor and capture them as they baked, er, putted along.
Dylan's red hair comes in handy - there he is in the upper right hand corner, waving!
Not sure if they were headed to Gruene Dance Hall, where John Travolta danced in the 1996 movie, Michael, but there were Harleys by the pack on every street in Gruene (pronounced Green). Heard one say the temperature on the pavement was 140 degrees - could that be? The famous road house has launched careers and has hosted artists from Little Richard to Asleep at the Wheel, Lyle Lovett, George Strait, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and the list goes on and on and on...


Remember the Alamo? It doesn't look like this, exactly, another Photoshop effort - at least I got rid of the posts and chains where the line forms (probably when it's a bit cooler) and the guard standing at the door...
My camera battery died after we deplaned in Texas and I didn't find the charger until the last day of our trip, so I only shot a few, instead of a few hundred.


The lot of us, my brother and his family (on the left) only had a few 'issues' to deal with, but we managed to clean up, real nice. All in all, the trip was a success and we were glad to touch back down in the Bluegrass State where it was 25 or so degrees cooler!

8 comments:

katie jane said...

Patti, these are such nice pictures. Too bad about not being able to take more. Love that family photo.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Glad to hear you had a good time! The Texas heat is something even us natives don't get used to.

Poetic Artist said...

What a fun trip you guys had.
I love the red hair that makes you a terrific mom.

Karin Bartimole said...

Hey Patti, in answer to your first question - a great mom!! What better time than summer to let self expression and fun shine on - brightly for all to see :) I love it!!
Your photos as delightful to see - Riverwalk looks very cool, and the family portrait is a hoot. Thanks for sharing a bit of your vacation with us! xox K

Laura said...

Hey Patti, thanks for visiting - lovin' your Texas trip photos, the group shot @ the end is priceless :>

Have a great 4th!!

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Patti,
San Antonio looks like a lot of fun -- especially the river walk.

i love the old time photo!

:)

Lucy said...

Looks like lots of fun! Great photos!

The Demanding Doll said...

Hi. I just came across your blog from the tag book swap on are-e-zine. Had to laugh at the comment about your son's red hair "what kind of a mother am I?" I would say the kind of mother that knows when dealing with a teen the least of our worries are what their hair looks like. This coming from a mom who (in the late 80's) had a teenage son with a 12" mohawk. Yeah, he looked a little strange to people but he is a good person and that is really what counts. :) Now he is a more understanding dad with his own kids.

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