USA here I come!!!!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jagermeister, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I am going to spend most of April in Texas. Both San Antonio (where my dad is stationed) and Houston (where my Brother lives). Been a long time since I was in the US. Any Texans have some sight seeing suggestions and places to dine? I am also going to see NASA for sure.

    My parents are taking me to my first Cabela's. I need a good AR specific scope, which is not available over here. Plus, I will be looking for other goodies. I do need some more AK mags too. I am also going to buy my 70+ mother a handgun. Love to hear suggestions. I am thinking a small .38 caliber revolver.

    Oh, what are the laws in regards to self-defense in Texas. I always research before visiting a "foreign country", but could use some Texan advice.

    I will have internet, so I will not be gone like our wayward Anna.:p

    A German in Texas! I am sure this will be a comedy....:p
     
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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome back . I have two sisters there maybe they know some cool things to see . I,ll ask them .:)
     

  3. stratrider

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    Wilkommen Herr Jaeger. Texas is a pretty cool place. I'm sure your dad will show you The Alamo and River Walk.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Danke! He did mention the River Walk. That is right...the Alamo! cool.:D
     
  5. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    Definitely the San Antonio Riverwalk (Which I work right off of), the Alamo(Ask about the basement), downtown is OK just don't buy any cowboy stuff there you can get hats and boots cheaper elsewhere in town, you can hike to the 4 Old Missions from the river they are beautiful. As for eating best entertainment is Dicks Restaurant on the river, Best Pizza (i'm from NY so I am a specialist) is Rays Pizzaria, best buffet style is the Golden Corral off of 35, best BBQ I have yet to find a bad one so pick any where you see smoke pouring out of the back, best burgers either Armadillos or Bigz. April 5-6th the Saxet gun show is in town I highly recommend checking for scopes there and deals on a gun for the mama.
     

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  6. seancslaughter

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    oh and Comanche lookout park has a nice, but short trail that leads to an old castle tower where the Cavalry used to raid Indians from
     
  7. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    My mom already said we are eating at the Golden Coral. Pizzeria also sounds real nice! Armadillos sounds just like the place I would like to eat. I will absolutely eat BBQ! A gun show! I have never been to an American gun show. I will be there for sure. Ummm..the basement? Sounds like an adventure. I am a avid hiker, so I will look into the 4 Old Missions. I will show this list to my family. Thanks!!!!!
     
  8. seancslaughter

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    The basement is a peewee Herman joke that's where his bike was supposed to be. The Alamo is absolutely a must see very beautiful


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  9. seancslaughter

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    And dicks restaurant they have dueling pianos comedy and the waitstaff treat you like crap(just jokingly) it's really fun sitting at large tables with all sorts of random people throwing stuff around and having a blast. True story there is actually a waiting list to get hired at dicks


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    Almost forgot April 18th is the start of Fiesta as well so make sure you get to see the river parade and all the fun stuff during fiesta it's a great time to come to San Antonio


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  11. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Thank you very much. I want to experience everything. I have four weeks, so I will have plenty to do!
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm in neighboring Louisiana, and I almost consider Texas a foreign country...

    I swear... I think the nice people from Texas are all on this forum! ;)
     
  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Anybody have any ideas for Houston?
     
  14. yazul42

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    The last time I was in Houston was the early 80's, when I worked west Texas oilfields,, had to go pickup some equipment from the head office at that time,, too busy and big for me,, head southwest to Corpus Christie,, Christy,, can't remember their spelling, and over to Padre Island,, it used to be a very beautiful area with some excellent sea trout and redfish angling opportunities.
     
  15. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I do love to fish. I will check on getting a fishing license then. Thanks for the idea.
     
  16. stratrider

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    Yeah, head south to Galveston. :p
     
  17. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    Non resident saltwater fishing license is $63 all water license is $68 iirc and I think you can buy it at Walmart. I know you like to hike as well so take a look at enchanted rock state park in Fredericksburg Texas (which has a huge German influence) it is a spectacular hike and view check it out online


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  18. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    You need to be sure to always wear some item or other with a single star on it. That star is everywhere in Texas.
     
  19. stratrider

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    Don't forget, everything is bigger in Texas. Everything.
     
  20. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Not bad on the price. I get to go to Walmart! I have to find some Walmart clothes!:p thanks once again for the info.