We left for Texas Wednesday evening after I got home from work and drove through the night. It was a long trip, and I once we hit Dallas (which is about 4 hours away from New Braunfels) I decided next time I will fly. We finally arrived to Nicole and PJ's house around 7:30, right in time for breakfast! So as you saw on Monday's post, we headed to Naegelin's Bakery to load up on delicious pastries, and doughnuts, and kolaches, and...well, you get the picture. We got a lot.
This is what happens when you take 5 different people into a bakery and no on can decide on what they want. Some of everything, please!
Once we returned and stuffed our bellies full my sister, Dad and I went to the grocery store and once we returned Nicole and I baked a delicious Italian cream cake - I wish I was still eating some. It was so good!
Once the cake was done Nicole took us to see Gruene, TX, which is an adorable little bustling historic district right by New Braunfels. We grabbed lunch at the Gristmill Restaurant which was so so so delicious! Go there if you are ever visiting Gruene or in the area. The restaurant itself is an old cotton gin and there are so many different dining areas between all the rooms, floors and options to eat outside! All of our food was absolutely delicious, and I can't wait to go back on a warmer day when we can eat outside! Once we finished our meal we walked the town a bit and stopped in a few antique stores.
Their Tortilla Soup was amazing. I could have eaten bowls and bowls of it. Our other suggestions? The Turkey & Grilled Chicken Sandwiches were big hits and their ribs were the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Get them along with a side of the beans and mashed potatoes. You won't be disappointed.
I was obsessed with the wind chimes hanging from this beautiful tree.
Leave it to my sister to find animal-related things in an antique store.
The other antique store Nicole wanted to take us to was completely closed. As in, nothing was left in the store! She was bummed.
Before heading back to the house we stopped by the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch to see PJ (he teaches tennis there) and we also got to meet his Dad and brother. His Dad just recently got an old vintage car back after having it in the shop for a while so he wanted to show it to my Dad and Russ. Boys.
We had big plans of going to San Antonio and eating dinner on the Riverwalk that evening but we were exhausted. Having gotten hardly any sleep the night before due to the drive we pretty much crashed once we hit the couch! Day 2 and 3 to come!