Life Is A Road Trip

The Amazing Adventures of a Zoobroker and a Sentiographer


Guero's in Austin, TX


I've been to Guero's a couple times before ... I'd have to say it's probably some of the best tex-mex I've ever had ... Matt popped his Guero's cherry -- some shots of our food follow.

Have the queso, don't ask questions. Just eat it fast.

Austin's Chupacabra

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We stumbled into the (la?) Chupacabra for some tex mex and man, had a great meal and a great bartender ... fantastic. Matt had the burrito ...

I had the West Texas enchiladas ...

Shared the awesome pulled-pork stuffed jalapeno poppers ...

And this is Michael cheersing with Fernet ... best service we've had on the road trip thus far.

Burning Brown Man #2

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We're simple guys ... we've got simple needs. BBQ, beer, girls, and ... burning shit on camera. We spent a day up at Buchanan Lake near Tow, TX, trying to get one shot ... first there's a vid of the early part of our setup:

This is a test shot of the scale-model skeleton ...

This is the first burn test ...

This is me attaching the fuse to the skeleton ...

This is the first long exposure test with the front lighting...

Sometime around now, matt's box flash took a spill in the drink (a pretty scummy pond), followed by his Nikon D700 taking a nasty fall in the mud.

This was the unintended result, a bit overexposed, eh? Well, we were outta time, outta patience and just a li'l bit frustrated. Oh well.

Buchanan Dam, TX

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So we had this grand idea. It required someplace remote and near water. Buchanan Dam, TX was adjacent to a large lake we thought would be great for this photo project. We first went to Fuzzy's Corner. Douchecock racists at the bar mumbled something I couldn't hear, but Zoo did.

Moved on to dinner at Danny's Country Diner - a solid, family-run place with home cooking.

And then back to Fuzzy's to show the arsewipes that their stupidity was not intimidating. Then, on to the fun...

Turns out this place is mostly for vacationing seniors. Outsiders such as us are not very often seen and much less welcome.

Austin's Jackalope


We spent some time in downtown Austin and returned to the Jackalope Bar three times, partly because everything else downtown is douchy and partly because Kristie Bell ain't shit. Oh, inside jokes, we love 'em.

The brown trash in me cannot help from ordering Buffalo Chicken Tenders anytime they are on the menu.

This waitress was pretty trashy hot, sorta like a not totally fucked up Amy Winehouse ...

Yes, there is a 7 foot Jackalope in the middle of the bar.

This is Kristie Bell, and she really ain't shit.

The band was pretty good, but the harp player was pretty bad. He was also sorta a unfunny douche.

BBQ 4: Willy Ray's in Beaumont, TX


You know, for a barbecue tour, we're not actually eating that much barbecue ... today is day 5 and we've only had 4 barbecue meals ... partly because I had to have some Cajun and Creole food in NOLA, but also because our colons can only handle so much. Anyway, we stopped at Willy Ray's ... great selection of bbq. Great ribs, good pork sausage and brisket. I'd maybe avoid the venison sausage next time. Sides were a little weaker.

Road Trip Worthy: Guero's Taco Bar, Austin, Tx

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Am I just taco crazy? Maybe. But next time you're in Austin with a hangover, proceed directly to this joint. It can get a little crazy 'round brunch time, but it's worth the wait. Last time I had the breakfast tacos which just blew me away: you normally have to choose just two ingredients, but spend the extra 3 or so bucks and get them fully loaded: beans, cheese, eggs,taters, spinach, shrooms, tomato, bacon, chorizo AND ham. If that (along with a Bloody Maria or two) doesn't cure your hangover, just shoot yourself.
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