est. 1845 by German immigrants
and known for its cotton production,
remains a small Texas town boasting the sameTexas flavor
that's portrayed in history books.
|dance hall and saloon|
As winter loosened it's grip,
we took a road trip
to this little, antiquated town,
to wander the monthly Gruene Market Days,
and enjoy the warm sunshine.
I found myself attracted to vendors who offered items
constructed from upcycled materials.
|horseshoes, anyone? Can you make out the dragonfly?|
|Birdhouses crafted from recycled toilet tank floats.|
And made one new friend.
Because I was so disappointed that I had just missed
Willie Nelson's performance
at the Gruene Hall,
he said he might be able to wrangle me
an introduction to Jimmy Buffet.