Off-Ramp | Off-Ramp host John Rabe and contributors share thoughts on arts, culture, and life in L.A.

John Rabe’s Long Weekend in West Texas

I spent the weekend in the border area between the Hill Country and West Texas, at a ranch in a little town called Segovia, and in San Antonio … Mostly eating, looking at the pecan trees and a nearby river, and hanging out with family. (The place belongs to my sister-in-law’s sister and brother-in-law.)
Tuesday, before they dropped me at the San Antonio airport (where security allowed me to pass through with a whole can of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and chiles), we stopped at the historic Menger Bar, where Teddy Roosevelt convened his Rough Riders. I was obviously musing on that chapter of history when my brother Karl took this shot.

Here’s a common sign in Texas – this one tacked to a parking garage.

And here’s a little video from the banks of the river that runs behind the ranch house; it's a spoof on David Attenborough.

My sister Clare also brought a bunch of my dad’s photos of Soupy Sales, a couple of which I’ll post next week.

(Check out John's weekly show Off-Ramp!)