Wednesday, October 5, 2011

more texas: new braunfels and san marcos

When Bryan and I checked into our New Braunfels hotel, we hurried up to the room, knowing it was going to be a great one!
You see, I had a free night with Marriott that was set to expire if I didn't use it, so I had booked us a really nice hotel for that 1 night.
They gave us the corner room with wonderful views and a large balcony overlooking the turquoise river.

River off the back of our hotels property

We grabbed some sushi and 2 bottles of champagne and came back to our hotel to enjoy our balcony view.

Then we moved our relaxing evening down to the patio... Great fireplace. Too bad it was 95 degrees out!

Ice on a hat? Totally normal.

Then a wild thunder and lightening storm blew in...

And Bryan got really weird... that's an ice bucket

This really was the relaxing night in that we needed after our shinanigans in San Antonio just days earlier.
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I had read a lot about the Gruene Historic District, and because Bryan and I love to explore historic towns, we decided to make a night of it!
The water tower is the centerpiece of town and can be seen from miles away
Grapevine Winery
Positioned underneath the water tower, the Gristmill restaurant is a rustic converted cotton gin with multi-level patio seating overlooking the turquoise river below.
the Gristmill property is large and beautiful
men's bathroom
Our direct view from our dinner table. Below the river was rushing through...
I may or may not have found myself at the most incredible outlet mall I've ever encountered... 3 times!
And a VS outlet? Who knew they even existed!
Neatest gas station ever!
Texas State vs. Nichols tailgate and stadium
These kids know how to party!

13 comments:

  1. I love this post for so many reasons! I went to TX State and practically lived at the outlet mall. And I'm so glad you got to visit Gruene. It's such a cool little town!

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  2. i am a bobcat alum myself! the photos are awesome, oh memories! i love that champagne razzeltini that you are drinking, i noticed that immediately. haha

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  3. I know you said you aren't crazy about it...but I like your hair dark!

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  4. LOVE San Marcos/New Braunfels area!

    Y'all are too cute! :)

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  6. Love love love it! My hubby and I both went to Tx State and we have season tickets to the football games (we haven't made one yet because we've been SO busy) Glad you enjoyed yourself :)

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  7. OK. Several things.

    1) I did not know that VS Outlet existed. HOLY HELL! In San Marcos?

    2) You need to come back in the summer to float the Guadalupe.

    3) Did you go to Gruene Hall?

    4)And please tell you ate at the Gristmill. Their chicken fried steaks and ribs are what dreams are made of.

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  8. That looks like a beautiful river! The historic town is so cute, and who doesn't love a great outlet mall!?

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  9. I'm glad you had a good time! The Gristmill is always good! Centerpoint Station has pretty good food too.

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  10. One of my very best girlfriends is from Texas and her family has a lakehouse in New Braunfels. She loves it there!

    PS - Sushi and champagne on the balcony ... could you guys get any cuter?!

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  11. you had me at "turquoise river."

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  12. looks like such a good time! That VS outlet is adorable, lol!! You & your husband are such a gorgeous couple. You live in Huntersville? My in laws live there... we LOVE it there. xox

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    Blessings,
    Kat
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  13. i love the gristmill it's one of my fav places in that area! so glad you all had a great trip!

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