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Posted on July 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM by Gabriela Moore
If you felt like your 4th of July celebration ended just a little too quickly, we found a way to continue the celebration a bit longer. From sporting our American colors all week to enjoying the classic American fare of good ol’ barbecue, you will want to celebrate our independence every week!
Stop #1: Buda’s Red Door
Why wear any other color than red white and blue? Denim is always in fashion, red accents always look good and white is perfect to keep you cool in the summer. We found this festive frayed denim dress that we couldn’t pass up at Buda’s Red Door. They also have a huge selection of accessories to compliment any outfit. So put away that Old Navy USA t-shirt and get cute while reppin' the American colors for the rest of the month!
Stop #2: Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office
There is something beautiful about seeing the beginnings of our town. The Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post office is one of the catalysts for the growth of Buda. Perfectly positioned between Old San Antonio Rd and the railroad tracks, the Stagecoach House allowed travelers from far and wide to deliver mail to the Buda area in 1885 until the mid 1920’s...and even attracts those near and far today as the Visitors Center.
*From one of the insiders: This week my co-workers and I were sitting around the big table inside the museum room of the Stagecoach House. Something about the way everyone laughed took me back in time. I imagined snapshots through the years of families and probably even strangers sharing the same moment. Just being in that house connects you to people you have never known. I encourage everyone to take that moment when you visit the Stagecoach House and Visitors Center.
Stop #3: Veteran’s Memorial
During the month of July, every American should have a moment where they take time to remember everyone who made this holiday a reality. In addition to that, to remember those who continue to ensure our freedom. Take a stroll in Bradfield Park while reflecting on the names in the bricks at the Buda Veteran’s Memorial.
Stop #4: Salt Lick
You had to have known it was coming, because nothing makes you feel more American than delving into a plate full of Texas barbecue. Of course, there is no better place to do that than at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Just 15 minutes away from Buda, the property is home to their famous barbecue and Saltlick Vineyard and Winery. Their wines are made to accompany their barbecue--though it’ll do just fine alone. The ribs are fall off the bone good and you can’t help but smother everything in their delicious sauce. With a huge outdoor seating area, “Kids Ranch” with 2 playscapes and a beautiful wine garden, Saltlick is the perfect place to end you patriotic Friday.
Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:24 PM by Lysa Gonzalez
If you are like us, you will find any excuse to avoid the Texas summer heat. Or better yet stay cool in the heat, because let’s be real there is no avoiding that summer sun. Come with us as we explore ways to beat the heat in Buda, TX.
Stop #1 Cabela’s Aquarium
Bring the Texas outdoors in—with A/C! The aquarium at Cabela’s classifies as a magical experience in our book. Free and open to the public, your little ones will be in awe as they walk into what feels like an underwater cave while surrounded by Texas-sized local fish. As we always say bigger is better, especially when looking a catfish straight in the eyes.
Stop #2: Hays YMCA
Stop #3: Chillax SnoCones
We all know what a snow cone is. You grab some ice, crush it, throw something sweet yummy on top and call it a day. But at Chillax, it’s truly an art and completely mandatory to stop at this spot for the true snow cone experience. Let’s just say I would never use the word fluffy to describe ice, but this ice is FLUFFY. The pillow in your mouth, sweet flavor combos of the snow cones at Chillax is a thing of dreams. I devoured the Rainbow Dreams and can’t wait to go back for more.
Stop #4: Super Slicks
Now that you have treated the kids, enjoy your own ice cold treat—grown up style! If you’re looking for a family friendly environment, great food and drinks, and an outdoor patio head down the road to Super Slicks. They make a great margarita that goes perfectly with their big plate of fajitas. Bring the family and invite your friends, there’s truly no better way to end a long day of adventures.
Tag(s): Summertime, Summer Vacation, Summer in Texas, Summer Fun, Buda Texas, Beat the Texas Heat, Adventure Friday
Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:23 PM by Lysa Gonzalez