Some people take business trips to nice places like San Diego, Seattle, Denver, where do my business travels take me? Laredo, Texas-nice. Laredo isn't a vacation destination by any means. It's about as scenic as a used car lot. The only thing I look forward to when visiting Laredo is the food. We-me and a couple of guys working on a special project-enjoyed some excellent but expensive lengua (cow tongue) tacos at the Palenque Grill. Fortunately we didn't have to stick around too long. As we were barreling north on I-35 one of the guys had the great idea of stopping for lunch at the Gristmill in Gruene, Texas. Gruene is a scenic little community along the Guadalupe River just outside of San Marcos, approximately 45 miles south of Austin.
The Gristmill is located behind the world famous Gruene Hall.
The Guadalupe River-a true Texas treasure.
Two Tons of Steel-These guys are a fixture at Gruene Hall. There aren't many decent quality videos available but they managed to put on a good performance for a cheesy San Antonio morning show.