Hill Country…Boerne, TX
Well, its time for another adventure my friends. A new friend of mine, Miss Kay, asked me to join her to visit a little treasure nestled in the magnificent setting of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne (pronounced “Bur-nee”).It is only minutes north of San Antonio.
If you’ve never been to Boerne, you will be delighted by this mile-long stretch of historic Main Street in Boerne. You can just put on your walking shoes and delight in the meandering paths along the banks of the Cibolo Creek in River Road Park, meticulously maintained historic properties, pocket parks, notable restaurants, and shopping as sophisticated as any big city’s. The Texas-sized “Mile”, measuring 1.1 mile!
As you drive into the city you first discover South Boerne, which is home to some of the city’s most stunning historic buildings; St. Peter’s Catholic Church, built from limestone it was modeled after San Antonio’s Mission de la Purisma (1730) and measures 38 x 85 feet, 21 feet high with twin towers that rise 65 feet in the air, and sits upon a high hill that overlooks the city.
Can you believe how blue the sky was? What a wonderful backdrop to show the beauty of the church!
Boerne now has every kind of shop one could fancy-from high end boutiques to cool funky resale shops. Nostalgic streets of historic Boerne are lined with specialty shops, including antiques,boutiques, art galleries, collectibles, home accessories, books, jewelry, vintage items, and much more.
These two ladies were in heaven.
Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. On the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magical out door market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. This is what brought Miss Kay and I to Boerne, but imagine our delight when the city presented SO much more.
Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. The captivating music topped the experience and delighted Jane senses. Oh yes, Jane was just bee bopping along the sidewalk to the music and she caught Miss Kay smiling at her dance moves.
We have to stop here with the history of Boerne and show you some of the eclectic finds. Have you ever seen any shoes like this? Lord, have mercy! It sure did bring some giggles between the two ladies. Miss Kay said, “How would you even walk in these?” Jane said, “I wouldn’t have a clue!”
They had every style for every occasion. Unfortunately, I didn’t see the baby ones, until I got home and processed the images. there I noticed a blue pacifier, behind the wedding shoes. Can you see it? Big sigh, what a fun gift to have given my girls for the hospital when they deliver my two grandchildren right?!
Well, you can tell we are in the wild west…
I put these two images together because I thought they would make a terrific Texas outfit. What do you think? You know you are in Texas when your purse has pistols on it.
Saving the best for last. Here we have Miss Kay giving our sheriff something to write home about.
Let’s listen in on their conversation…Jane says, “You need to get closer to him for me to capture this picture.” Miss Kay replies, “He is SO hot!” Jane starts laughing and says, “Exactly!!…so move closer!” Miss Kay replies,” I mean he is “SCOLDING” hot!” At this point Jane can hardly take the picture from laughing so hard, Jane says, “Come on, you can do it!” Miss Kay tries to move closer and up goes her hand and arm to her face to keep from getting burned. SMILE….
Isn’t she a peach?!…love this girl!
You can never go wrong with an adventure with a great girlfriend right?!
I sang at a wedding at St. Peter’s back in 1980. Sadly, I have lost contact with the couple, both of whom were friends of mine prior to the wedding. I do know they got divorced around 1995 or so.
What a fun day Laurie! Your friends sound terrific. LOVE the shoes w pacifier, really cute. Bummer you missed them 😦
Great pics again Laurie. I visited San Antonio in 2002 and went to a dance in Gruene. ( I think that’s how they spell it) Do you get out that way at all. I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures of the town. It was late and I’d had a few beers. 🙂 The sheriff looks an awful lot like Wild Bill Hickok.
No I have never been to Gruene. This was my first visit in this direction, but there will be many more to come I hope.
You might be missing some great photographic experiences there Laurie. 🙂 All I basically remember is the sheriff sitting at the door collecting the money and dancing with way too many lovely women. 😉
That’s what friends are for, Laurie! 🙂 🙂 (ouch!)
WHat a fun day out! Wonderful shots – love that last one!
I haven’t been to Boerne in probably over 20 years! Let’s just say that on vacation back then from AZ, the air went out on my car and I was so angry, I pulled into a car dealership and bought a van! HA! Long story short! Love your pictures. Makes me want to go back — but I wouldn’t be looking at cars! 😀
What a great, girlfriend’s get-away day! I love Mrs. Kay’s face – I know it must have been much too hot to smooch!
This was as much fun for me as for you and your friend! I see some things I would love to check out!
Oh what a fun day and a fun town to visit. Looks like you two are meant for each other. How nice to have a great friend to enjoy days with.
Boerne also has the Cibolo Nature Center:
That picture of Miss Kay and the sheriff is a hoot!!
You are surely making me want to make a trek to Texas, Laurie. and I’m so glad that you are having such fun exploring your new home / surroundings!
fun day, nothing like discovering new shops with a crazy friend!
What a fun day out! And so funny about the hot sheriff.
It seems the ladies had a good time! Love the church pic!
Seems to be a really great job being sherif over there… 😀
All these photos are so wonderful – really captured colors and atmosphere… 😉
You can never go wrong…that’s right! What a nice outing you girls had. I loved the limestone church!
Even though I love to shop and can’t pass up a row of tents with fresh, creative pieces to lure me, I must say I love the picture of the church and the last one of Miss Kay! What a nice blog. Now I want to see Boerne!
That is funny that “He is So hot!”…
This looks like a picture perfect town. What a great craft fair! Love some of the items for sale!
I haven’t been there in ages! You have inspired me to visit on the second weekend.. Great photos! Only those in Texas would understand about the “hot” sheriff! Excellent post!
I enjoyed this little visit very much!!! And the photos also, 🙂
Looks like you had a great day – those flip flops are too cute and all of the market/shopping pix are so festive
I love that church! Gorgeous! I could spend a fortune in those shops getting Texas treasures! Looks like lots of fun!! Hugz Lisa and Bear p.s. That blue purse is adorable!!!!
It looks like girls have had a wonderful time out there! And beautiful moments captured….
PS: The Texas outfit…well…why not?! 😀
Those hotflops are awesome! 🙂 Great photos Laurie!
Going shopping with a girlfriend is the absolute best, isn’t it? Miss Kay and the sheriff look to be just made for one another. 🙂 Those bubble flops look like fun, but I can’t imagine what they must feel like on. I enjoyed my armchair visit to Boerne, Laurie. Thanks for the tour and the smiles.
I love visiting small towns! This place looks like it has a ton of awesome finds.
I would spend hours browsing in those “stores”. One often finds unusual and interesting things at these places.
What a fun post for this charming Hill Country town, Laurie! Great photos, as always.
cool shots of Americana : )
Love all the colorful awnings!
those flip flops!!! uh-dorable! And such a vibrant post with great-flavored prose. Swing and a double, Laurie!!
Thank you for joining me on this “adventure”. We had a wonderful time and there’s so much more for you to see in our great state of Texas. Luv you.
Sounds like you girls had lots of fun, and shared lots of laughs…..now that always makes a good day out for me no matter where I am!
no you cannot 🙂