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So I went to San Antonio a few weeks ago for USAF graduation. You all know that. I am going to tell you about the night before graduation. Graduation was Friday morning 9AM. I arrived 3ish on Thursday afternoon and went right to the base to situate the situation. I was given a vehicle pass and was told to be at the airmen family center for orientation and the buss to the fairgrounds at 7AM. After a short nap, I decided to go to down town San Antonio for a bit to explore. I found the Alamo, then I found The River Walk, a 13 mile winding sub-terrainian river with walking paths on both sides. Along the paths are bars, and restaurants and bars and bars and bars and gift shops and bars and some more bars. I plopped down at the first bar and asked, What do San Antonio people drink?
Dos Equis XX through a 1/4 lime wedge.
All right, that's what I'm drinkin'. (It's a bottle with a 1/4 lime stuck in the top so you drink the beer through the lime) -- I don't drink beer --
After my Texan liquid bread, I asked where my next bar should be. So ten or twelve bars and who knows how long later, drinking whatever the bartender felt was the local favorite, I decided to get food so I would be functional the next morning. I went to a place called Dick's Last Resort and ordered a Diet Coke (no booze) and crab cakes w/ fries. The bartender required my license to start a tab. I had my food and waited for the bartender to come back. She went home and another guy closed out my tab. I went back to the martini bar to talk to a woman about a 4th grade teaching interview that she had the next morning. I left to go back to the hotel and decided to eat as much as I could at Taco cabana on the way so that in the morning I would feel ok. I went to sleep, woke up on time, made it to the base on time.
As I was asked for ID at the gate, I discovered that I had no liscense. I had no current ID.
You can't come onto a military base without ID sir.
Ok- that's fine and I left thinking that well, no biggie. I'll wait until after graduation and hangout with Bob and then go home. If I don't find my license, I'll just get one back in Michigan.
Ding
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YOU CAN'T GET ON AN AIRPLANE WITHOUT ID
back to the river fully dressed in a suit at 100 degrees (@7AM) running around as fast as I could remembering through the haze what bar I was at that I ate food. It had multiple solid colored plastic umbrellas and the bar was on the right side of the building and the menu was outside on the wall. It was underneath and part of a tall building. Probably on my second mile of running I saw it. The doors were locked. The lights were on and the bar was trashed like a frat party had just finished. Somebody owns this building and I'm getting in this bar. Up to street level I found it was a hospital. After walking in the doors to the hospital, I found that the stairs down to the bar were not blocked. Into the bar I went. After looking around for a while on the patron side, I walked behind the bar and looked around there. Walking behind the bar I put my hands folded behind my back so I wouldn't be mistaken as a criminal. (as if) So a few minutes after that I was greeted by the hysterical owner and a few in blue with their guns drawn. I explained that I had to go home today (a lie) and I needed my license NOW!!!! The bartender asked me to produce ID so he could go get my license. He had my ID. After a small argument I was escorted to the door by San Antonio's finest and we waited. While we were waiting, the cops said they couldn't arrest me because the doors were open and I didn't damage anything. A few minutes later the owner came to the door with my license. The police suggested that I leave a credit card instead and enjoy my flight.

It's still only 8:30AM, I can get to the base for 9AM graduation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I worked those squirrels in the rental Cobalt's engine almost to death, but I made it to graduation with about 3 minutes to spare. I had to drive myself to the fairgrounds, but that's ok. -I- was there.
 

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Al,
I had your license that night. That's why I asked SAPD to have you leave a credit card next time.

Tourists!

If I knew you were coming down, and wanted to have "real" fun; I would have taken you 2 hours south to the border for a few Cerveza's!
Glad you got to see the Alamo and Riverwalk.
Your Old Amigo,
Mike
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Sep 14 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(BreAdonna @ Sep 14 2009, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You have the craziest things happen to you Al.
See what you have to look forward to???



That's why she loves me.
 
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