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New Braunfels Weekend

whitewater amphitheater

I hope you had a wonderful, long weekend. I’m having the most Monday-feeling Tuesday today. I took Friday off because Aaron and I headed out of town for the long weekend. So, I enjoyed a four-day weekend, but it’s been even harder to get through my inbox today! Without further ado, here’s a quick recap of our weekend in New Braunfels, Texas.

Well, it’s a bit misleading to say that we spent the entire weekend in New Braunfels, because we were kind of all over that part of town. Aaron’s parents, my in-laws, live in Belton, Texas, which is a town about an hour north of Austin. We hadn’t been to see them in awhile, so we drove in Friday so we could spend some time with them. They have a little bit of land, and they have done some amazing work on their property over the years. Every time we visit, they have done something new. The name of their property is Promesa Loma, and she showed up in full force this weekend.

Hill country | Texas storms

Belton, Texas

We drove through some pretty bad storms to Belton on Friday! But, the weather cleared up on Saturday, and this is what Promesa Loma looked like.

So pretty. My mother-in-law believes in planting plants that are native to Texas, and she has some really neat ones around the property. I love this “Texas lilac.”

New Braunfels, Texas

Our dog, Buttercup, stayed with Aaron’s family and we headed out early afternoon on Saturday to New Braunfels. Awhile back, our friend, Zac, invited us to go to a Cody Johnson concert, which was the reason for our visit. We arrived into the New Braunfels around lunch time, and we headed to their downtown for lunch. We ate at this cute little restaurant called Mozies. I had the sliders, the boys had the hotdog and Meg had the anticuchos.

pomegranate | gruene texas

After lunch, we walked around Gruene for a bit, and I bought these cute earrings for my upcoming trip.

Floating the river | Texas

Next, we drove by the river and lots of people were out floating. If you aren’t from Texas, this river is so much fun to go tubing. You can go with a group of friends, rent some big inner tubes and float on the Guadalupe or Comal River for a couple of hours. We had tons of fun floating the river in college, and it’s fun as an adult too. We didn’t have time to float the river this trip, but we need to go back soon.

whitewater amphitheater

We went back to the house and got ready to head over to the Whitewater Amphitheater to see Cody Johnson in concert. It is a super neat venue. It’s all outdoors, and they have tables set up on the grounds – or you can stand closer to the stage to watch the concert.

whitewater amphitheater

Here we are with our friends! This was my first time meeting Zac’s girlfriend, and she is a gem! We also met up with Aaron’s best friend Richard, and I’m so glad we all got to catch up. The concert was a blast, and I’ve forgotten how much I’ve missed live music.

We stayed the night at Zac’s house, and we left back to Belton early the next morning so we could have lunch with Aaron’s parents, pick up Buttercup and head back to Houston.

barbado sheep

Aaron’s dad has some sheep, so of course, I had to pay them a visit.

frosti cones

One of my favorite parts about Belton, is Frosti Cones. I think this is the very best sno cone place in all of Texas (and that’s saying a lot). We stopped by Frosti Cones on our way back to Houston.

We had a wonderful weekend catching up with my in-laws, visiting friends in New Braunfels and just enjoying the long weekend. Whatever you did, I hope it was memorable.


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