Tubing the Guadelope

Trip Start Mar 01, 2009
Trip End Nov 01, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, May 9, 2009

After Austin we went for a short 1 hour drive to a town called Gruene, a small town just north of San Antonio to take part in a Texan  tradition - Tubing. This is where you rent an inner tube, get a shuttle bus up river and then you float down river for a 3-4 hours, oh and you take a few beers with you.

So, yes, backing up from big nights in New Orleans and Austin we thought we'd have a relaxing day of slowly drinking beers all day while floating down a river. It was a great day. Needless to say, we all hit the hay early that night since we had a 13 hour drive in front of us the next day.

Gruene is on the register of National Historic places and it's town motto is 'Gruene, Gently resisting change since 1872'. It was more proof that some of the best places we stopped at were small towns with big culture, rather than big cities with many bars.

The main attraction in Gruene is the Gruene Hall, it was built in 1878 and is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas. It looks like it's never been renovated, and it's held together by dust. 

We hit up Gruene hall on the Sunday night after the tubing and caught some local country music, a very cool place.
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