Jeff had a little time off this week, so we headed down to Gruene, TX for a little R and R! We found this cute little cottage really close to downtown Gruene, and it was just adorable.
Traveling with a little one is an interesting feat. You basically do the same things you do at home, except you lug all the crap you need to do what you do at home wherever you're going. Jack isn't a super high maintenance baby, which is good, but I will say he has had better days...
We ate at the famous Gristmill overlooking the Guadalupe River...
Authorities say they started receiving calls for high water rescues, lightning strikes, and fires around 3 a-m.
Three helicopters were launched to search for stranded people.
They pulled dozens of people to safety from roof tops. Many took to tree branches to avoid the rising water.
But, there was nothing they could do to save the Rockin' R Tube Rentals. It was smashed and torn apart by violent flood waters, and it is a similar story in most other parts of the small town.
Water rose above one Gruene bridge, but it could not rise enough to affect landmarks like The Gristmill or Gruene Hall.
In a community west of Gruene, known as River Bend, it was a different story. The water and the wind packed a one-two punch on about 100 homes. With trees torn apart , some residents swore a tornado had struck.
Like a colony of ants, neighbors, who could not wait for the city to come to their aid, came out to clear the debris themselves. Neighbor helping neighbor.
On land, the storm toppled boats, as the Guadalupe pushed everything but the kitchen sink down the river. -khou.com
And here's a video of what was going on across the street from our cabin...if you've ever tubed the Guadalupe, there's a big chance you've rented your tube from Rockin' R Tubes, right off the river in Gruene. I know I have! If you're going tubing any time soon, I'd recommend looking for another place to get you're tubes from.