The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

A Day in Gruene Texas

Saturday we had plans for later in the day so we decided to head out to Gruene about noon since it isn't far away.  We knew there would be a fair number of people there due to Spring Break but we didn't know this was the Trade Days weekend too.  So there were LOTS of people.  We managed to find a parking place and it was easy from there.  Helen and Morgan posed in front of the Toy Store duck.  This place has toys for all ages.

We wandered over to Oma's Secret Garden to have some lunch and listen to the band playing.  It was great.

We had turkey and cheese or rueben sandwiches and the kids had hot dog baskets so everyone was happy and full.

There was some serious wishing going on here at the fountain.

There is an old fashioned photo place next door but we just took our own pictures with some of the props.

The kids sat in some pretty good size rockers.

On the corner right next to the Gruene Dance Hall, there is a container garden which looks great no matter what time of year it is.

Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas.  It has been the jump start for many famous musicians.  If you come on a weekend, you will nearly always find bands playing.  They usually only charge in the evenings.

We had a great afternoon visiting Gruene and definitely recommend it to anyone visiting near San Antonio.


  1. DUCK!!!

    How do you say the name of that town? Is it "Green"? "Groon"? "Grane"?

    1. It's Green to all the area residents. lol

    2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.


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