Gruene, Texas, perfect Hill Country RV Short Stop

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Gruene_Hall_outside_JimmySmith_JulianneGCrane If you are traveling through the Hill Country of Texas or just driving along I-35 between Austin and San Antonio–do yourself a favor and factor in a couple of hours for an RV Short Stop in Greune, Texas.

Its historic roots go back to the mid-1800s when German farmers settled in the region. One of the important early buildings is Greune Hall, Texas’ oldest dance hall and saloon. It is where singers George Strait, Lyle Lovett and Hal Ketchum got their start.

+Gruene_Girstmill_JimmySmith_JulianneGCraneAnother must-see building is the old gin mill, currently the Gristmill Restaurant overlooking the Guadalupe River. It is a popular lunch and dinner destination. Great views and delicious food.

To read more about this fun, cultural and historic community, click on an item I wrote for RV Short Stops-Gruene Historic District.

Julianne G. Crane

Photos: (Top) Jimmy Smith crossing street to visit Gruene Hall live music and dance hall. (Bottom) Jimmy eating tortilla chips with the homemade tomatillo verde sauce at the Gristmill Restaurant overlooking the Guadalupe River. (Julianne G. Crane)

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