Fort Worth & Lone Star's Texas Hill Country Run, Gruene!

Fort Worth & Lone Star's Texas Hill Country Run, Gruene!

Fort Worth
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The twelfth edition of our Hill Country Run was an overnighter near Gruene, TX.  Forty-three members in 22 cars from Fort Worth, Lone Star, North Texas and Texas Hill Country sections attended. 

On Saturday we made our way to Gruene on roads less traveled.  Fort Worth and North Texas members linked up with attendees from Lone Star and Hill Country sections for lunch at the River City Grill in Marble Falls.  After lunch, we enjoyed a hilly, twisty, scenic Hill Country drive to Gruene.  After we got settled at the Wingate Hotel in New Braunfels, we made our way to the Gruene River Grill, our dinner venue in the heart of the Gruene Historic District.  Some of us elected to stay at the restaurant for drinks and appetizers before dinner, while others availed of the opportunity to explore the Historic District on foot and to see Gruene’s famous Dance Hall. 

After a delicious dinner, we played a Mercedes-Benz version of the Left Right Envelope Pass Game in the hotel’s meeting room.  Each member was given a sealed envelope - 5 of them were prize envelopes.  The envelopes were passed around once or twice left or right according to “directions” in a made-up story read by Chris Watt.  There were over a hundred lefts, rights, double-lefts and double-rights in the story - we try not to go overboard on these games.  At story’s end, the envelopes were opened.  The winners were:

1st:   Beverly Darilek (Lone Star)

2nd:  Ban Lean (Texas Hill Country) and Lee Melugin (Lone Star)

3rd:   Judy Popham (Fort Worth) and Mike Smith (Lone Star)

The rest of the evening was spent catching up with old friends and making new ones - the camaraderie made even more enjoyable with drinks and snacks provided by the Lone Star Section.On Sunday, we enjoyed another scenic drive as we made our way to Driftwood for lunch at the famous Salt Lick BBQ, the original one.  After lunch, we said our goodbyes and made our way home on our own.  It was yet another fun and memorable Texas Hill Country Run.