Sunday, June 30, 2013

Random Event Center - Sat., June 29

Our Saturday evening plans changed. We didn't go to see Missions baseball or the fireworks following the game. Instead, we headed out to Random event center for a live band and a relaxing evening in the country.

About an hour from our RV park is Boerne, Texas, a historic German town. Just west of Boerne is Boerne City Lake. Random Event Center is at 11 Upper Cibolo Creek Road on the way to the lake.

We arrived around 6:45 p.m., the band was scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Even though the temperature was 90+ degrees, being in the country felt comfortable. Seeing the acres of green grass instantly mellowed us from the hectic pace of the past week.

We ate appetizers from So-Frito food truck which had Cuban/Peruvian food. I tried the Carimanolas and Panamanian Tortillas, Bob had a Chicken Empanada served with a mango habanero sauce (the sauce was excellent, as was the carimanola). Then I had to try the Cuban Special: Ropa Vieja, black beans, rice and twice fried plantains. Great food. Nice, cold beer.

Will Owen Gage Trio played classic rock, blues, funk, and country. So nice to sit outside and listen to music. The evening was still quite warm so when people who had been sitting in front of the big fan left, we moved to that table. Ahhhh! Relief from heat and bugs.

Families came to Random with kids and dogs in tow. There was a water slide bouncy toy with a small pool at the bottom. The kids were having a blast! Up, down, up down, up, down; those kids will sleep good tonight!

Some people climbed over the berm separating Random from Boerne City Lake and went for a swim in the lake, then came back for the band.

Walking toward Random from their parking lot.
Beer garden.
Looking out over part of the property.
Bouncy water slide.
So-Frito food truck at Random.

Randall serving beer.
Random owners Mary and Michael.
Michael and my step-son, Randall.
Cuban Special: ropa vieja, black beans, rice, deep fried plantains.
Will Owen Gage Trio rockin' out.
A moment before, this guy was holding the dog in front of the fan. Cute!
Will Owen Gage.
More and more people as the evening wore on.
Tables filled up.
Cute tap handles!
So many choices!
We stayed until almost 10:00 p.m. but we needed to get up early to walk and it was an hour drive home. This was a very nice, relaxing evening outdoors and was much needed by two Type A people.

Travel Bug out.