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August 2004:  A Trip to San Antonio

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After nearly a year of working on items related to “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid” for Nicholas Gonzalez’s website, it felt good to be able to finally see the finished movie.

Of course, not just any old Cineplex would do for watching my good friend Nicholas become snake food.

My buddy Cisco joined me on a whirlwind trip to Texas, where we spent some time with my brother in Austin before heading down to San Antonio and joining Nick’s mom and his aunt Marty for the film event of the summer.  (Nick’s hectic “OC” schedule prevented him from coming along with us.)

Here’s a picture of Cisco and me in the lobby of the River Center Theaters on San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk.  After the movie, we spent a great day having lunch, wandering around the marketplace, and exploring one of my favorite cities in the world.  On this page are a few pictures from our trip.

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What trip to see “Anacondas” would be complete without first stopping at a place called the “Snake Farm”?

This charming spot between Austin and San Antonio really got us in the mood for the flick.

The world-famous Alamo!  Nick’s mom (in the green) and his aunt Marty pose for a picture with Cisco.

Cisco on the Riverwalk.

 

 

 

 

Checking out the final resting place of the heroes of the Alamo, including Davy Crockett!

Having fun at lunch.

Nick’s mom poses with Cisco just moments before watching her baby get eaten by a giant snake!

Picking up a few souvenirs in the Mercado.