Hey y'all! This weekend my family took Chris and I took a weekend trip down to New Braunfels and San Antonio for a fun birthday weekend! I wish I had more pictures, but…I kind of got my phone wet and it spent most of the weekend in a bag of rice. It ended up being nice to let go of my phone for a bit, but I am very glad it is working again (so far…).
New Braunfels is about 3.5 hours south of Dallas. My mom grabbed a Groupon for Chuck’s Tubes down Comal River. Comal River was BEAUTIFUL. It’s a spring-fed river, so it’s a gorgeous blue-green color and the temperature is perfect—right around 70 degrees. Since it was 105 degrees outside, the river was perfect, and it was so relaxing to just float down the river and relax.
If you want to go, definitely check out Groupon for deals on tubing—there are several companies that offer them. I’d also tie your tube together with anyone else in your group—there were a few times we got separated that weren’t that fun. Also, make sure to go in the morning. We got there at 11, andit was kinda crowded when we went, but it wasn’t too bad. By the time we got back, though, it was sooo crowded and the lines were super long. It took us about 3 hours altogether, and it is definitely something I want to do again!
We headed to San Antonio to check into our hotel (Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Airport—super friendly staff and really pretty rooms!) before heading to Market Square downtown for dinner at Mi Tierra. Mi Tierra is a super cute bakery, bar, and restaurant. It is super festive-looking, and Market Square is a cool area with vendors and souvenirs. Mi Tierra was just okay, though. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but it wasn’t bad!
From Market Square, we walked over the Riverwalk and took a boat ride down the beautiful river. It was so fun to hear the history from Jimmy. There is something like 57 restaurants on the Riverwalk, and I kind of wish we had done that instead.
The next morning we used another Groupon for hop on hop off bus tour. I usually shy away from stuff like that, but it really was a fun way to hear about the city. Also, it was literally the hottest day of the year in Texas, so we totally skipped out on actually walking to any of the places. On the bus, we got to see everything and get the nice breeze on the top of the double decker.
Overall, it was a really fun weekend. Something I love about Texas are all the fun places for a weekend trips, and living close to family so that we can take them.