Gruene, Texas watertower from balcony of the Gruene River Inn
The eastern edge of the Texas Hill country has a rich German heritage- small towns feature restored old dancehalls which provide a wide array of venues for the Austin based bands to play year-round. I have dreamed of visitng Gruene Hall just outside New Braunfels forever and this year a plan came together. Seven of us from the Carolinas invaded the Lone Star State for some live music, to meet some fellow bloggers and take in the gorgeous scenery. This shows the Gruene, Texas watertower from our balcony high above the gin-clear Guadalupe River. You can bet we'll be back early and often this year.