by Lenny Hughes

Texas-November 20

We all flew home from Texas Monday night, and now we're converging on Richmond.

Our first stop after New Orleans was Houston. The fans love Lew down there. So much so, one woman tattooed his face on her leg. I was considering doing that to my chest, but I don't want to seem like a copy-cat.

Some of the fans from Beaumont, Texas, were ecstatic over the future construction of a Buc-ee's in their town, and we found out why on our way to San Antonio where we spotted a curious moon over a truck stop. Our first Buc-ee's.

Lew was taken by a Texas-size booze flask, while Ben admired the metal sculptures at the entrance-way. I was tempted by a replica automatic rifle that shoots plastic BB's, but I didn't think I'd get it past the TSA at the airport.

San Antonio is one of our favorite places-the next stop on the tour. The venue is fun for me, because the Merch table is inside the house, and I can watch the show. Got to hear Lew tear into all the Texan politicians. "Rick Perry is the only person who can put on a pair of glasses and look stupider."

The crowd loved it.

A few of you may know that I was once a respected editor at The Washington Post. My best friend at the old paper was Matt Hood, who moved down there after he and his wife did time in Moscow (Russia) after he left The Post. Every time we hit San Antonio, I get to visit with him, and this trip, his lovely wife Angie came along.

Next morning, I made my pilgrimage to the Alamo. Took a lot of shots, including some history markers. Apparently, someone took some real shots at a marker that was written in Spanish. It's a little weird seeing the place, so well preserved, yet surrounded by more modern structures-including the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum just across the street, and the Davy Crockett Hotel right behind.

Last time I was there, I bought a Bowie knife (made in Pakistan)--one of my proudest possessions. This time I couldn't resist a coonskin cap, just like Davy's (though mine is made of pure acrylic-manufactured in the USA!).

Our last show was in Austin, which is a pretty cool town as well, but we didn't get to spend much time there. The performance was grand as usual, and we all flew out of there Monday morning.

Today is Thursday, and we just passed Fredericksburg. James (Salkind), our tech guy, caught the train up stream, and we're heading to Richmond together.

Tomorrow, we Bus up to York, Pennsylvania, and Saturday, we finish the short weekend in Wilmington, Delaware.

Talk to you soon.