Thursday, July 03, 2008

After the blogfest...

On the way home from Kerville, Denise and I stopped for a bit and a bight in Fredericksburg.

On the way North into town we saw this camper, with something unusual tied up behind it. It looks like a Conestoga wagon, updated with modern tires and suspension. If we were in Europe I'd say "Gypsies!", but this being the good old U. S. of A., I'll have to say "Geezers!", and move on about my bidneth.

We got a parking spot on the main drag and wandered down the street, stopping in a few places to browse and soak in the AC. One store had a mister set up out under the awning in front of their place, to drift cooling water vapor on all the passers by. We were amused to see some Japanese (I'm assuming) tourists avoid it, crab walking sideways and looking up as if a pipe had ruptured.

We eventually wound our way around to the Auslander, which is out favorite place in F-berg to graze.

As per usual, I started out with a tall, grainy Paulaner Hefeweizen, with a slice of orange in it. The first one they sent came with a lemon slice. Ya gotta watch these folks sometimes. Denise had a Shandy, as per.

Then we got an order of beer battered 'shrooms. I always ask for some honey mustard to dip them in. There's not too many things that aren't improved when dipped in honey mustard, or when dripped with it.

The big-assed bacon cheeseburger came next. Denise had something similar, only with Schnitzel.

Ya gotta cut this sucker in half so you can get your mind around consuming it. It's WONDERFUL! The fries are forgettable, and after killing the burger, two tall beers and most of the 'shooms, I have no room left for the half-assed fries.

After lunch, as we walked back to the car, Denise treated me to an ice cream cone (chocolate chip) and a big $25 bag of fresh shelled pecans. She's a sweetie, fer sure.

It was a good stop. We hadn't done it in a while. By the time we got back to Killeen we were both POOPED! We just crawled into the sack and snoozed till about 10PM. I though we might have ruined our sleep, but we just rolled over and the next thing we knew the alarm was going off at 6:30 so that Denise could get up and go to work. I just rolled over and slept for a few more hours. I don't have to be on base for my first class till 11:30. Summer has it's perks.


Sarge Charlie said...

This is not fair Mr Bastard, I am reading your post while I eat my oatmeal, that truly sucks.

phlegmfatale said...

omg. that food looks amazing. *slobber*

Anonymous said...

I use to love to go there with the wife and kids when I was stationed in San Antonio. I miss that area of Texas, but for now Houston wil do.

old soldier said...

Sorry I didn't mean to post as anonymous.

I use to love to go there with the wife and kids when I was stationed in San Antonio. I miss that area of Texas, but for now Houston wil do.

pat houseworth said...

Great times, great food, and that beer photo looks best of all!

Suldog said...

Aw, man, I shouldn't have come here. It's 3:30, I don't get off work until 5, and I won't be eating (or drinking) until sometime around 7. Now my stomach is rumbling and I'm thirsty. You (fat, hairy) bastard!

A very happy Independence Day to you and yours!

Mushy said...

Good stuff...if I hadn't just returned from Wild Wings with Ron and Corey, I be salivating fer sure!

BRUNO said...

Big-assed burgers, and half-assed fries---an American tradition! Best enjoy 'em while you can, before the "Health-Police" outlaw 'em!

Man, what I wouldn't give for your digestive system, and it's metabolism...!