I have to spend a week there after New Year's. The city's tourism website and the pictures online do not leave me with a lot of hope of things to do past the first day. Downtown and the Grace Museum look like they're worth an afternoon's stroll. Nightlife is conspicuously absent from any discussions.
What does DL know about the place?
Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town I've ever seen, women there don't treat you mean in Abilene, myyyyyyyy Abileeeeeene.
Actually, Abilene is a Biblical name if I'm not mistaken--the location is today mostly what is now called the Golan Heights, Syrian territory officially occupied by Israel.
There is not much to Abilene unless you count Abilene Christian University.
It's a shithole
Lord, OP, I live in TX and wouldn't step foot there.
I stayed in a motel there one night that stunk like wet dog.
There's nothing there, OP. Don't look forward to it, just grit your teeth and get out ASAP.
the cowboy had on tight jeans with a bubble butt and huge package as I unbuttoned his jeans out came a 9 inch thick cock with a very hairy bush. I reached around and put three fingers in his hairy hole
Why on earth are you going there OP?
Yikes Abilene? I am a Texan and wouldn't want to get stuck there.
I definitely would check the movies playing that week.
Very Christian and a bunch of religious assholes.
Good God what did you do to deserve that hellhole?
Thanks, everyone. Sigh. That's what I was afraid of.
I even searched for Abilene gay bars and found that the ones they had seem to have closed.
The two top-rated hotels I've found have been a Residence Inn and a La Quinta, but I may stay at the "MCM Elegante Suites" for the name alone (of course there is an accent mark over the last E in "Elegante"). It is "conveniently located directly across from the Mall of Abilene, and just minutes away from the Abilene Zoo, Putt-Putt Golf and Games, movie theaters, museums, and all your favorite restaurants."
Kill me now.
The zoo animals will be fine company. The Abilene citizens, not so much.
Is the zoo OK? The pictures online are incredibly depressing. There's a lot of chain link and a sort of concrete overpass over the giraffe exhibit.
I too am a Texan (Austin native) and I spent the most miserable 2 days of my life when I was working as a field service engineer for an electronics company a few years back. My job was to go to Abilene Christian College and repair some equipment. Even the students were ugly and in-bred looking (And I do like Cowboys). If at all possible, avoid going to that inbred shit hole!
When I was a kid, I had the unfortunate experience of having to go there for a school competition. Given that there was nothing of tourist or educational interest, our minders took us to the mall. Apparently that was the most interesting and educational place in town.
There's truly not much to do there for more than a day or so. It's only an hour and a half drive to Fort Worth. Make the drive at least one day if you can simply to get away from Abilene. There's plenty to keep you occupied in the Fort Worth/Dallas area.
If you get desperate OP, Fort Worth is about a 3 hour drive away. At least there are interesting museums in Fort Worth.
Hey OP...as R25 said, go to Fort Worth. I had a BF that took me there one time when we went to visit his parents (He grew up in Ft. Worth). We went to some really hot gay bars; lots of cowboy drag types. Yeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwwww
good museums in Ft. Worth.
this looks promising if you're into that sort of thing:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar - Abilene, Texas 7960
Abilene is tragic, OP. It's like Western New York - soulless and dreary. It is one of the few places in Texas that has no redeeming value whatsoever - escape to Austin, Houston, or even San Antonio if you can.
It's so bad that there's even an amusing paradox named after it.
There's nothing to do in Abilene except get the hell out. If you're stuck there, go to Fort Worth (2.5 hrs away) or Dallas (3 hrs away) on weekends to save your sanity. It's an easy drive from there to civilization.
Am I missing something here? OP is there for a week not a lifetime. So there isn't much to do, so what? It's a week.
I loved that song
Abilene, oh Abilene, I feel your sea winds blowin'....
Do what the locals do, sample the young Air Force men from Dyess.
Why can't you get away from the local humans and stroll around a park or nature preserve in your free time?
R34, do they have such things in Abilene?
Check the internet for some cruising sites. I guarantee you'll find some hot, horny, very closeted, and very enjoyable men.
Abiline is the birthplace of that much-loved jack-off cream and there's a museum downtown dedicated to the masturbatory arts.
Many posts are from people who have never been there. There's plenty to do there and Abilene has a very vibrant gay community.
r29's link is a window onto another world. Don't miss the customer photos!
Wikipedia says that Abilene has "one of the five highest [buildings] in the western two-thirds of the state", so the city has got that going for it!
[quote]Many posts are from people who have never been there. There's plenty to do there and Abilene has a very vibrant gay community.
r38, tell me where I can find some of them! I'm only going to be there for a few days, but would rather get out and see what there is to do rather than stay in my room and catch up on Netflix.
The Real Estate Agent hath arrived.
spend all your free time recruiting homosexuals
bring a camera and be a photojournalist for a week
convince yourself there is an unsolved crime and go play detective
hide gay agendas in little notes all over town