Then we all changed clothes and took a short hike. When we returned to our vehicles I had a warning ticket stuck to mine.
You notice it said Tequila bottle and not bottle of Tequila. ("Window TH" means Window Trail Head.) Everyone that knows me knows that I don't put my drinking water or hummingbird sugar water in plastic bottles for concern about the danger to health of phthalates present in plastic bottles. I discussed this later with park personnel and apparently an open liquor bottle is banned, regardless of what it contains.** I'm surprised they even noticed it inside my pickup with the tinted windows and how it was positioned between the two front seats, but I would have hidden it if I had known it was banned. My husband keeps me supplied with endless Tequila bottles, so it seems the natural choice. Nothing I purchase at the grocery store comes in glass bottles. I wonder if I scrape the label off the bottle if it will still be classified as a liquor bottle. In the future I'll be sure it's well-hidden.
* Isabel and John live in Austin, but have purchased a home in Dripping Springs. They'll be moving into that as soon as it's ready, hopefully in a week or so.
** I looked up the park rules. Here's what it states: