This week, I want to share with you my story, mostly pictures, of the 3 day weekend trip Donna and I took last weekend to New Braunfels, Texas, and more specifically, The Gruene Music and Wine Festival. We left on Friday evening and returned home Monday night, just in time for Monday Night Football
In a weekend that was "mostly" lots of fun, we
|Saturday... Standing in line to get the "Party" started.|
|Told ya... very crowded!!! But, the more the merrier, right???|
|Benches and seats were at a premium for getting off your feet...|
|Check out the inside of that "Tasting Tent." Not for the Timid!!!|
|Boom-Boom (Remember "Starsky & Hutch?") and his Fiance', Pat|
|Boom-Boom's Son, #3 (you know, the 3rd), and his Bride, Cassandra|
|Slu and his "Woman," Donna... Just love that smile!!! |
|As Boom-Boom dubbed us... The "Three Amigo's." Got my Libation & my Cigar, good Friends: Life is Good.|
|"Longhorns" on the brain...|
|The group next to us... very "happy." More than half the bottles had been taken away.|
|The Ruby Jane Smith Band...|
|Chocolate and Red Wine mixed... Seriously!!! Choco-Shots with Boom-Boom & Pat.|
|The Famous "Gruene Hall," a Texas Music Landmark|
|Caught my eye... Just wasn't sure about this. That's all I'll say.|
|The Courtyard at Gruene Hall... The smokers and cell phone talkers.|
|Inside and time for a "Bud."|
|Inside, we caught an "acoustic" hour of Stoney LaRue... On the right.|
|As the evening was coming to an end, I captured the Water Tower hovering behind Gruene Hall...|
|Ok, so Donna wanted a ring... and well, she got earrings too. So, that got me a smile and that's all I need.|
|The "View" from our Hotel Balcony... Worth the Trip for this alone!!! The Guadalupe River in the background.|
|Back again for Breakfast..|
|The Real Deal... Bacon, Cheese, & Avocado Omelette|
|And this is probably just "half" of how much there is to see... HUGE!!! Like 60 Pumps Huge.|
Houston Texans Football: Well, it was closer than it should have been, but in the end, the Texans pulled out a 23 to 17 WIN over the Jets to go to 5 & 0. This week, we are on Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. The Texans are currently -3 1/2 point favorites over the 2 & 3 Packers. Week 5 Wagers: YIKES!!! 1 & 3 last week as I missed one straight up bet and 2 point spreads. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Not a good day. Just sayin'.
Libations Anyone???: Ok, I've been saying this for years and on Saturday evening, I got a little satisfaction when we were walking through downtown New Braunfels on our way to a local Sports Bar and happened onto a corner Bar with the following window display:
|I Love "Confirmation"|
|My Man on the Left was Awesome!!!|
Market Watch: Another week of "yo-yo-ing" as Facebook went South again to the tune of just over $2.00, down to 19.75... I would love to see the graph on this. Probably a perfect "zig-zag."
The End: Week 21 is in the books and again, I Thank You very much for stopping by. Check back in next week. Til then...
Be safe, be smart, and always smile... It's "Happy Friday"