At the beginning of the summer, Tim and I wanted to get away for a few days for some R&R and after looking into a few trips to take, we decided to go back to our favorite little B&B in Texas, the Blair House Inn. Just to let you know, I'm not really a B&B kind of girl but the 1st time we stayed there 3 or 4 years ago I realized it's not your typical B&B and we've been back every year. I highly recommend it if you need a quick getaway in Tejas! It's so easy to just jump in the car and be there in a few hours.
Our 1st pic of the trip...we were amazed to be on 35 in downtown Austin midday with no traffic!
We got in and went to Gruene to see about floating the river but the weather was pretty cloudy and actually a bit chilly so we headed over to some camp grounds overlooking the river and set up our chairs and had a few cold ones while watching tubers float by. It was a great relaxing way to start our trip.
Tim braved the cold water and got over to middle
Heading into the Gristmill in Gruene. We have yet to not make it to the Gristmill...the food is great, the views are great, its fun to watch a band at Gruene Hall but my only complaint is the drive back to the B&B. It probably doesn't help that you have to go down a road called Purgatory and its pitch black! I'm sure there has to be a better way back..we'll have to find it next time.
Um, can you say Yum!! This dinner was delicious!
When we got back to our cottage, dessert and wine were waiting for us.
See, don't we look so happy and relaxed :)
Every morning they serve a stellar breakfast and Tim being the super-loving hubby that he is, goes down to the main house to bring back a tray for us to eat on our porch. We've been doing this since the 1st time we stayed here and it is the Best way to start your day!
They have a trail that surrounds the property so we decided to run a few laps around it...
but, 1st you have to get up this gargantuan hill and whoa it is hard! i thought i was in shape, but after 4 times of this i was done for the day! i tried to take a pic while tim was running it but it doesn't do it justice on how steep it is
take that hill...the view from the top :)
ahh, and finally some reading, tunes and pool time!
going to grab some lunch
the 2nd night we went up to Driftwood winery and enjoyed a bottle while overlooking this great scenery. it's such a pretty place and it's so serene. we were there close to closing time so we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
after the winery we went into dripping springs to have dinner at "rolling in thyme and dough". we had been there for the most fantastic sunday brunch at kristen and kevin's wedding and then kitty and rich had gone back for another wedding soon after and they had dinner there on a thursday night and said that you could BYOW(wine) and they had live music. perfect for us so we enjoyed a great night on their patio.
and, then more dessert and wine when we got back to our place
enjoying the sunset on another wonderful day of vacation!
we are such goofballs :)