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San Antonio Riverwalk Impresses!

Today we traveled to San Antonio, TX.

We enjoyed a break stop at Cracker Barrel of Waco, TX where I purchased Tennessee G0O GOO Clusters for the group to enjoy as a morning snack.  The flowers were blooming in the restaurant gardens.

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Traffic was smooth sailing until we reached the State Capital of Austin where it really slowed up – surprising for a weekend.  I pointed out the Capital Building as we drove by.  Austin really sprawls – similar to Toronto.  

We thought the Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels was fantastic.  We experienced the cuisine at Gristmill River Restaurant – a Texas original since 1977. 

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There were many people waiting to get into the restaurant – they have an interesting, outdoor  reservation system with live entertainment while you wait.

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We were seated inside next to a roaring fireplace. 

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It was such a nice day so the outdoor seating was popular too.  This restaurant accommodates 1000 patrons and they were full!  I noticed that almost every table of diners ordered the onion rings for a starter so I ordered them for our table – they were the best ever. 

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A salad with a choice of homemade dressing followed.  We had to decide amongst some wonderful main courses and quality ice cream topped with fresh strawberries was the comforting dessert.

Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall – “Gruene Hall” is located next door so we walked in to hear the live music.  Gruene Hall has been instrumental in starting the careers of Lyle Lovett, George Strait, Hal Ketchum and many others.  

The stage has also welcomed The Dixie Chicks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson.  

What a unique venue!  Fantastic!

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Our historic hotel for 2 nights in San Antonio is in a prime location next to the Riverwalk.  The grand lobby is impressive!  

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Our sail along the riverwalk was terrific.  

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Dinner was delicious.  We were lucky to secure a group reservation as the wait to get in was 2 hours – this city is packed.

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Seeing the lantern parade as we walked back along the River Walk to our hotel was a bonus!

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Another wonderful day exploring Texas!

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