Today, I drove north of San Antonio to meet up with longdog2, and then we pushed on even closer to Austin so we could meet up with a couple of other RV women, including Malia Lane!!! I just need to meet Andy Baird and I can die happy that I have met my RVing mentors. 😀
One of us just had a major exciting big change in her life (not me!), so there was a lot of gabbing about that before and during lunch, which stretched well into the afternoon!
On the way home, longdog2 and I stopped in the town of Gruene (pronounced Green) because I had promised Croft I would go there. It’s a cute historic town full of antique shops and is the home of the famous Gruene Hall honky tonk where George Strait got his start. Built in 1878, this decrepit old building is the longest continually operated dance hall in Texas! Wow!
Welcome to Gruene.
Pretty foliage and a prickly cactus by a winery.
Exterior of an antiques store.
Gruene Water Tower
Poster for a Patsy Cline show.
Poster for a show with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Wayon Jennings, and Kris Kristofersen. I was born after the good music. 🙁
This honky tonk is looking a little worn.
The floors creak and buckle. I have no idea how people can dance here!
Wow, George Strait looks young, especially without his mustache.
Garth Brooks. *fans self*
George Strait got his start here.
Men’s dressing room on the right facing the stage.
Women’s dressing rooms are on the left.
Pot belly stove.
Moi in Gruene Hall.
Exterior of Gruene Hall.
If it gets really cold, they can cover the windows.
A former grist mill and now a restaurant.
Another pretty building.
No idea. Can’t be a storm shelter since it has a window.
Close up of the antique store sign.
A lawyer wanted a little office…
About the little office.