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Old 03-12-08, 11:04 PM
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What to do in Laredo, TX??

I've got a four-day trip to Laredo, TX, later this month. Any ideas for ways to keep ourselves occupied? We've got nothing but time, we fly the airplane and sit there the rest of the time.

How about outside the city? (Before you suggest Mexico, please red up on the current state of affairs in that part of the country) I guess if we get REALLY bored, we can drive to Corpus Christi or San Antonio.
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don't get kidnapped
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Yeah, I originally posted
(Before you suggest Mexico, please red up on the current state of affairs in that part of the country. I really don't want to get kidnapped!)
but took it out as I thought it defeated the purpose of reading about Nuevo Laredo. Maybe I put too much thought into posting here...
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You can dodge bullets in the street. But dont come to San Antonio. We got too many fuckers here
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If I had 4 days in Laredo, I'd head to the gulf coast and soak up the sun!
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You can always watch the cowboy funeral processions walking slowly down the street.

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As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen,
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.

"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy."
These words he did say as I boldly walked by.
"Come an' sit down beside me an' hear my sad story.
"I'm shot in the breast an' I know I must die."

"It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing.
"Once in the saddle, I used to go gay.
"First to the card-house and then down to Rose's.
"But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dying today."

"Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin.
"Six dance-hall maidens to bear up my pall.
"Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin.
"Roses to deaden the clods as they fall."

"Then beat the drum slowly, play the Fife lowly.
"Play the dead march as you carry me along.
"Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me,
"I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong."

"Then go write a letter to my grey-haired mother,
"An' tell her the cowboy that she loved has gone.
"But please not one word of the man who had killed me.
"Don't mention his name and his name will pass on."

When thus he had spoken, the hot sun was setting.
The streets of Laredo grew cold as the clay.
We took the young cowboy down to the green valley,
And there stands his marker, we made, to this day.

We beat the drum slowly and played the Fife lowly,
Played the dead march as we carried him along.
Down in the green valley, laid the sod o'er him.
He was a young cowboy and he said he'd done wrong.
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Having been born in Laredo and lived there until I was 25 I can without a doubt tell you to GTFO. There is absolutely nothing to do there that you can't do anywhere else.. ie. bars, restaurants etc.

As you are well aware, Mexico is not an option like it was for me growing up and even going "downtown" to shop for all your black market goodies isn't plausible anymore for the same reasons. And without those two things, there is no other reason to even go there.

There is a large venue close to the airport in Laredo that sometimes gets good acts there, you may want to look to see who's performing the 4 days you are there. Other than that all the newer shops are located along IH-35 anything away from that you can expect 'Little Mexico' as in everyone speaking Spanish, dusty and Mexican music blasting everywhere. Which reminds me, if you're going to speak English make sure you speak slowly and don't expect them to speak English back to you even though they know how.

Stay away from South/South East Laredo and stick North of Saunders Street... preferably around the Del Mar Blvd area.

Laredo did have a good lake, but they made it a state park and now its more like a museum with all the rules and regulations. That's also located near the airport and may be a good option for you guys.

As far as 'outside the city', that's the problem its in the middle of fucking nowhere. You either go immediately South into Mexico or you can admire the desert and border partrol agents in every other direction. The nearest big city is San Antonio 150 miles to the north and everything inbetween is small towns with 1 gas station and a Dairy Queen. No Zoo's, no parks worth a shit.. nothing. I go spend a weekend there to visit my family every once in a while and after the 1 and half days I can't wait to get the fuck out... I can't imagine being there for 4.

Originally Posted by shaun3000
I guess if we get REALLY bored, we can drive to Corpus Christi or San Antonio.
You can count on it, might as well make plans now.

Good luck, enjoy your trip, and say hi to my mom for me.

kthxbye

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As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen,
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.

"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy."
"I see by your outfit that you're a cowboy, too."
"We see by our outfits that we are both cowboys."
Get yourself an outfit, you can be a cowboy too!
Fixed.
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Avoid jolly cowboys asking you to go gay in the saddle.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Fixed.
Awesome.

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