We drive through the state capital, Austin, on our way to San Antonio. We always love to see the Capitol building.
We stopped for lunch in New Braunfels, actually it was considered to be the town of Gruene. Several friends recommended the restaurant Gristmill. It's a restaurant overlooking the Guadalupe River and was full of people. It wasn't too pricey and the portions were generous. We were very full when we left.
After arriving into town, we checked into our hotel, Drury Inn & Suites, which was right on the Riverwalk.
We were fortunate to stay on the 7th floor and had our own private balcony. This is the view of the Riverwalk just below us.
The kids enjoyed their ice cream as we strolled along the Riverwalk.
My parents, brother, and younger sister and her kids were also in San Antonio for a few days. We met up with them and had dinner at Lone Star Cafe to celebrate my nephew's birthday.
We were able to cool off in the penguin exhibit. It was pretty warm that day and I got a slight sunburn. We enjoyed going into a building with A/C, even for just a little bit.
We had originally planned to spend the day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas but nixed that idea when Preston didn't like the roller coaster. We decided to do some sight seeing instead. The weather was partly cloudy and in the 70's, so it was perfect.