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May 31, 2005

It's vacation time!

fiesta.jpgVia Google Maps, the picture on the left is the satellite view of the waterpark area of the Fiesta Texas Theme Park in San Antonio, which -- of course -- includes a Texas-shaped pool!

By the way, Fiesta Texas is directly adjacent to the Westin La Cantera Resort, which is one of the best resort properties in Texas. A part of one of the two La Cantera golf courses (the one on which the Texas Open is played) runs right next to the Rattler, one of the giant rollercoasters at Fiesta Texas.

Several years ago, my older brother Bud and I were playing a round at that La Cantera course with a club pro from East Texas. The club pro was not having a good round. After snap hooking one off the tee on the hole where you tee off right above -- and within earshot of the screams emanating from -- the Rattler, the club pro turned to Bud and me and said with utter exasperation:

"This sure as hell ain't Augusta National."

Posted by Tom at May 31, 2005 5:33 AM |

Comments

Which means that must be La Cantera to the northwest of the park. I assume you have played the course, including the wonderful tee shot from the cliff high above the fairway, where the view includes bunker after bunker spread out before you.

Posted by: Bill Hesson at May 31, 2005 9:39 AM

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