Texas Adventure: Brenham

Last month when my mom was visiting we went on a day trip to visit Brenham, Texas which is about an hour to an hour an a half a way. It was great fun! We timed the drive perfectly and Addy fell asleep for her nap the whole way there and slept most of the trip home.

Our first stop was at this adorable park that the town created. Addy loved being able to run around after sleeping in the car. Toubin Park highlights the old cisterns system that the town relied on to catch rain water. The town turned it into a lovely place!IMG_1402 IMG_1407 IMG_1410 IMG_1411 IMG_1414 IMG_1415 IMG_1416 IMG_1417 IMG_1418 IMG_1419

We then continued walking around the downtown stopping in stores and strolling along.

DowntownIMG_1420 IMG_1421 The town had different scarecrows scattered around the area all sponsored and decorated differently. They were cute and funny!

Scarecrows
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We were unsure of what to do for lunch, but noticed that lots of people were coming and going and getting takeout from one of the restaurants around the square. We quickly decided that it should be our lunch destination and we made an excellent choice. Yumm! Sweets and Eats was an excellent stop for lunch. We shared a sandwich and a pizza. I would highly recommend for an easy meal!

After lunch we tried heading to the town’s antique carousel, but it wasn’t open at the time.

Next on the agenda, Blue Bell Creamery. If you would have asked before moving to Texas what Blue Bell was, I would not have been able to tell you. Well, the sell delicious ice cream! People live and die by it down here and I now understand why. Visiting the creamery was actually my first taste! In the past month, it just came back into the stores locally, but I know that there are plenty more Texans that are still waiting for their Blue Bell. Unfortunately, they were not giving tours, but that means we’ll just have to go back sometime!

IMG_1425 IMG_1426They only had two flavors to taste at the time, vanilla and cookies and cream. The vanilla was amazing!
IMG_1427Our two cups cost us only $2 total. So inexpensive!
IMG_1428 Addy approved!IMG_1429 She may have stole it all! IMG_1430

After Blue Bell, we headed to a winery. It was nearby, but not spectacular. I don’t even remember the name, but here’s the picture that I remembered to take as we were driving a way!IMG_1431

We had an awesome adventure. There are many more things that I would love to do in the area and hopefully we’ll head their again for another day trip!

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