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Comal County Courthouse


The main entrance to the Comal County Courthouse



Although this fountain has not yet been turned for the year, it...

Happy goats?

Looking down the street of New Braunfels from the center of the...


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This museum sits next to tracks that are is still in service.

We had a train pass and blow the whistle as it went...


Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church








The other mural...




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There is even a Pomeranian the same color as our Blayde painted...

What a fun day we had! First we drove to San Marcos, on a whim, to go shopping at the enormous outlet mall. Although we didn’t buy much I did need a new pair of jeans and a few other goodies so I guess you could say it was both a necessary and fun whim!

After shopping and eating lunch we then went to New Braunfels to visit their historic district. The Comal County Courthouse is the centerpiece of their downtown plaza and a very impressive building. During our hike around town we also saw various monuments and fountains. I was particularly tickled with one fountain that had goat heads on it. The goats looked so happy (perhaps they were happy that the water was turned off). We couldn’t figure out why the fountain designer used the humble goat on the fountain rather than the noble lion, gargoyles, dragons or even fish as many other fountains so often display.

We also visited the New Braunfels Railroad Museum and then saw Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church. I didn’t take any pictures inside of the church as they were vacuuming and cleaning at the time, but the stained glass windows were very pretty. I also saw a house, the Friedrich Geue House – Built in 1871, that is now a business but I had to think that if we were to ever own a “stick and brick” house again this one sure is cute!

WIllis and I also enjoyed the murals near the town center. One depicts the first German settlers who founded New Braunfels. The other shows the Spass and Gemutlichkeit (see the picture that explains what that is) and the people depicted progressed from the 1845 to present day. There was even a Pomeranian who looked like our little Blayde in the mural!

On the drive back to our RV site we stopped off to enjoy some hearty San Antonio barbeque for supper. All in all it was a fantastic day that incorporated a lot of urban hiking, sunshine (with a chilly breeze), and good food. I wish everyone everywhere could have days like this.

Happy Travels, Rebecca

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