Today, I awoke at the crack of dawn (ok fine, eight a.m. is not the crack of dawn - but when you're a night owl like me, that is pretty early). Why would I disrupt my alarmingly screwed up sleep schedule, you ask? Well, long story short - my best friend of fourteen years is off to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. It's kind of a big deal. He leaves out to boot camp next week, and during that time I won't be in town to see him off so I decided it would be a good idea to have a last hurrah with him prior to his send-off. We went to Gruene, Texas. It is a super teeny tiny picturesque place not to far from the big city (where I live).
Here is the famous Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, where even some of the big greats in country music got started - including the legend himself, the King of Country, George Strait.
The General Store was probably the most awesome thing I saw that day - I wish I took pictures inside! It literally looks just as it must've looked ages ago - everything is so vintage and there is even a Pharmacy counter with kids selling ice creams and floats and milkshakes.
There's that Marine soldier I was talking about, all smiles...
This restaurant is legendary here in Texas. It is absolutely lovely - I definitely plan to return!
And the manly-man ordered a fruity drink.
Crop Top - Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses - Aldo
High waisted shorts - Urban Outfitters
Socks - H&M (bought in Paris)
Bag - Longchamp
Shoes - Classic White Converse High Tops