This is the perfect time of year, in Texas. Things are not too cool, not too hot. Spring days are SO nice. Last weekend we were all cooped up (our own fault) and I said NO NO NO, not next weekend. I wanted a nice, hour to two hour road trip. Lunch at some place we had never been. Maybe some shopping, maybe something historical. Just wanted to get the heck out of dodge. Enter: Brenham, Texas - home of the Blue Bell Ice Cream Company. They are 60 miles away, we got there in 50 minutes and I believe the town dates back to 1844, so it was really fitting everything I was looking for. Conrad agreed and we set off today ...
First up, the shops Downtown. They were really cute. There was this shop that was sort of funky and eclectic - and they had tons of painted furniture which I happen to love. I snapped this pic as inspiration for when we get the house built. I can totally see this in an entryway. LURVE IT.
They had some fun clothing and jewelry boutiques too. I can never resist putting on a hat. Especially straw cowgirl hats with bejeweled fanciness. I am a queen!
Then the sirens call of LUNCH! We decided on the Brenham Grill downtown. It's attached to an old hotel with was rennovated in 1995. In the hotel they had articles framed from my two favorite magazines - Southern Lady and Southern Living. If those guys say this Inn is the place to be, I believe them. So we stopped here. I got the meatloaf and Conrad got the chicken fried chicken. I give it a good solid 8.