Every once in awhile, I run across strange sightings while walking my dogs.  I have blogged about this phenomenon before.  Sometimes I see weird things.  Sometimes I have odd or funny conversations with people.   This morning, I saw something especially interesting.

As I was walking down the slope leading to the road where my dogs do their business almost every day, I saw something on the ground.  I couldn’t be sure in the distance.  At first, it looked like a big man lying on a blanket.  I thought maybe he was using an iPad or something.

Off in the distance, a mysterious sighting… writhing on the ground.

As I got closer, I saw that there were two people lying there.  It looked like they were kissing.  My dogs gamely trotted along, for once not making a sound.  As I rounded the corner, the duo sat up.  I could see they were teenagers who appeared to be very horny.  I said nothing as the dogs and I passed, but in my mind I was thinking that this area is where my dogs most enjoy pooping.

Zane was curious and wanted to watch the teens as they sucked face.  I had some trouble pulling him away from this romantic scene.


The kids kind of gave me a smile, then got right back to their business.  She laid down on the blanket and he started passionately kissing her.  And sure enough, just past where those kids were making out, both of my dogs crouched into number two position and took prodigious dumps.  There weren’t any other people out there walking their dogs or biking when I passed the youngsters.  I wondered how long they’d been there.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen people making out so publicly.  When Bill and I visit the Mineraltherme, we often see young people practically having sex in the water.  It’s pretty funny for us because neither of us are into such public displays.  It’s even funnier to see the disapproving looks shot their way by cranky grandmas.  But I guess if you have to see something odd like that, it’s better that it’s two people in the throes of lovemaking than two people beating the hell out of each other.

Not long after I passed the teens, I noticed more people were out and about, including a very nice elderly English speaking lady I often see, and her two pugs.  I wonder if anyone said anything to the kids, since they seemed very much into their kissing session when I passed and were nowhere to be seen a short time later.  I hope they enjoyed themselves.  Oh, to be young and randy!


San Antonio part 2…

The morning of July 4th, we ate breakfast on the Riverwalk.  A very brazen, persistent, and I daresay friendly duck joined us and begged like a dog for our scraps.  There were also sparrows and blackbirds begging, though they weren’t nearly as cute as this duck was.  I took many photos.

We only applied for one house, because the next day was July 4th and we weren’t going to be able to house hunt.  We spent the rest of the week just bumming around.  On the 4th, we went to the Tower of the Americas, a 750 foot tower that was built for the 1968 World’s Fair.  Bill and I visited this attraction the last time we were in San Antonio, but I didn’t get any pictures that time.  Also, they had a “4-D” show that we missed the last time.

It cost about $20 for us to see this attraction, including Bill’s military discount.  The nice thing about it was that the ticket is good for all day, though we knew we’d be going to mother-in-law’s house later.  My ears popped as we took the elevator up to the observatory area.  We walked around and I noticed that a lot of people had apparently leaned on the plexiglass by their foreheads.  There were lots of prints left there.

I got some nice photos…

We didn’t get our fortunes read by Zoltar…  I was kind of tempted, though.

After we took in the views, we saw the 4-D film, which was actually a “ride” of sorts.  You put on funny looking glasses and watch a film while your seat moves and you get sprayed with mist and see smoke.  It was kind of fun to watch the film.  There was a little kid in there with us who was having a ball.

Look closely and you can see Bill wearing goofy glasses.

On the way to the Riverwalk, I spied this very progressive bike rental station… Way to go, San Antonio!

We walked around the Riverwalk some more, along with many, many teenagers…

 I got this shot of Bill standing in front of San Antonio’s namesake…

Later, we went to mother-in-law’s house.  Bill grilled steaks and asparagus and baked potatoes.  We enjoyed chips, salsa, and guacamole, as well as margaritas.  I bonded with two of MIL’s black cats who would come out of hiding.  My mother-in-law is a lot of fun to hang out with.  I like her cats, too… although Bill is very allergic to cats.

Bill just talked to the property manager in Texas and was told another family applied for the house just after we did.  The owner has to decide which one of us gets the house.  I guess I wouldn’t be too heartbroken if we didn’t get the house, since it’s a lot bigger and more expensive than what we really need.  But if we do get it, that will mean the housing search will be over, at least.  I have a feeling the other people will get it if they don’t have pets.  The owners of the house are in Japan, which means they’re probably Air Force folks.


Halfway through our trip…

We’re having a good time in San Antonio and it looks like we may have found a suitable house.  I have lots of photos and this trip will spawn several new posts which I will write when we get home.  I am on my mother-in-law’s computer right now.  We’re spending the day with her… and will probably hang out with her over the weekend before we go home on Monday.

My husband’s birthday is Sunday.  I haven’t decided how we should celebrate it.  Last night, we did go to the CIA’s campus restaurant (CIA meaning the Culinary Institute of America).  I will post more about the meal later.  For now, I will say it was a nice experience and I think we will love being so close to a campus.  I can see Bill signing up for a class or two…  if we can afford it, that is.  Our new home is liable to be a lot more expensive than the house we’ve been in.

San Antonio is absolutely overrun with teenagers this week.  There are about 30,000 of them… and they’re all Lutherans.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday!