River Walk, downtown San Antonio, Sunday, February 25, 2018

River Walk, downtown San Antonio, Sunday, February 25, 2018
River Walk, downtown San Antonio, Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Howl at the Moon - Thurs., May 7, 2015

My co-worker, Ralph, and his wife, Vicki, were heading to Kentucky in a few days. A good-bye party was held at Howl at the Moon, a rock 'n' roll bar with dueling pianos. In addition to Ralph and Vicki, Lydia, Randy, Newt, Suzanne, Joe, Lisa, Bob and I headed downtown on the city bus to celebrate. We arrived about 1/2 hour before the club opened.

Bob and I hadn't had dinner and knew they didn't sell food at Howl at the Moon. Joe and Lisa hadn't eaten either, so the four of us went to Hard Rock Cafe next door for dinner. The food and service were good, but a bit slow. We knew the rest of the group was going in to save us seats and we had to be in the door before 7:30 p.m. to avoid the $7 ($10) cover charge. We took the rest of our food to go and headed to Howl at the Moon.

Apparently we missed the brouhaha. Howl at the Moon was not honoring their "no cover charge" before 7:30 pm. Lydia took it up with the manager who waived the cover charge for our group. However, Lydia had to meet us at the door to let the manager know we were with the group. 

Once in, we had a good time singing along with the pianists, bass and drum players. Drinks were expensive and service was so-so.

Dueling pianos
Vicki and Ralph at Howl at the Moon
Behind the musicians are two mirrored walls. On one wall, you can post a message for $1. The second person who wants to post (and have the first message erased), pays $2, third person $3, etc. The other wall cost $20 to post and the messages last longer. To remove one message and post another cost $5 per message change, i.e., $25 first post, $30 second post, $35 third post, you get the idea.

Here's the post one person in our group put up for Ralph and Vicki:

"Safe travels Vicki & Ralph. Love, Travelers Wordl"
Then Ralph and Vicki changed the message to: "We love our Travelers World family. ♥ Hope to see you again. Ralph & Vicki"

Magnolia tree on the River Walk in the twilight
We stayed until about 9:15 pm, then went to catch the bus back to Travelers World. The rest of the group stayed a bit longer. It was a fun evening to honor Ralph and Vicki.

Travel Bug out.

1 comment:

  1. The best Howl at the Moon we have ever been to was in St. Louis. What a great time.


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