Saturday, March 21, 2015
Come to Gruene (pronounced Green), Texas, please. You will be glad you did. It is a small town about three miles outside of New Braunfels and a delight to visit. Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas and it is a great place to stop, enjoy the food and drink and listen to the country western music. Many big name entertainers have performed here. The main street is dotted with small cottages filled with crafts and antiques. We stopped at the Old Gristmill restaurant for lunch and were treated to really tasty food in an old mill building with a view of the river below. Two thumbs up!! The Victorian bed and breakfast on the corner is an eye catcher. Also, take note of the old brick hardware store building previously owned and operated over a century ago by Mr. Gruene, himself. Although the historic downtown is small, please plan to spend some quality time here just enjoying the sights and sounds of this wonderful little town with lots to do.