Birthday Weekend: Horseshoe Bay, TX

For my 25th birthday Nathan asked me what I wanted and I told him an experience instead of a gift. I’m more of a “let’s make a memory” kinda girl than “ooh I’ve gotta have that thing”. It’s hard for me to remember gifts that I’ve gotten from past birthdays but so fun to reminisce on trips taken together. With that being said, Nathan arranged a nice little weekend getaway to Horseshoebay, TX for my birthday!  Upon arriving and checking in, we immediatley went to explore the beautiful resort groupds. They are know for their clay tennis courts and even have grass courts as well.
 Our room was very clean and furnished beautifully!

 This was the view from our sliding glass door balcony.

    They even had parrots out around the grounds. The pools were georgous and I couldn’t wait to take a dip. 
    After talking and deciding what to do before dinner we decided to rent a couple of bikes and ride down to the yacht club and check out the water. This bike ride was a big highlight for me. I love biking, and as a child on family vacations we would ALWAYS rent bikes and tool around exploring that way.
    We made it to the yacht club and this is the view that greeted us. It sure didn’t feel like we were in Texas looking out there upon Lake LBJ.
 Just relaxing in the sun 🙂

    We got back on our bikes and headed back to our room to get ready for a nice dinner at Lantana.
The menu at Lantana was small but had very unique options that piqued our interests. I had to order the LBJ spice dusted Drumette Lollipops and Nathan got the mesquite grilled chicken quesadillas. 

 The food was awesome but the main course stole the show. We decided to split the Buttermilk chicken fried Ribeye which was served with a fried egg on top, white pepper gravy and whipped potatoes. If was very filling and delicious!

 After dinner we decided to go to the mini golf course and play. It was so uniquly set up to mimic the actual golf course they have at the resort. We love playing mini golf together, it’s like the thing we always do on any type of vacation, it’s tradition!

 You can really see how beautiful the resort is in these pictures, and so well taken care of.

   Yes, he may have beat me and still given me a few “birthday do-overs”. 😉
While near Marble Falls we decided it was absolutley necessary to go to the Bule Bonnet Cafe for breakfast!


We stopped for coffee before hand and sat by the water to drink it before brunch.
    Once we made it to Blue Bonnet Cafe, the line was out the door and around the corner. People were lined up waiting just to get a table. This picture doesn’t do it justice. We waited because we knew how worth the wait that delicious food would be, and also because we wanted to really fule up for the hiking we had planned for the day ahead.
    Their homemade doughnuts are unreal and the best doughnut I have ever tasted, they just melt in your mouth.
    We both ordered omelettes and everything was so delicious and prepared us for a day of hiking.
    We paid our tab and headed out to Pedernales Falls to hike. This is a park we have been wanting to visit since moving here and Nathan made it happen for us.
 There were lots of people swimming in the stream at Pedernales falls so we decided to walk along the stream a bit and then something happened….the sun started to really beat down on us and became unrelenting. The water started to look so cool and refreshing that we decided to kick off our shoes and wade in the water.

Which led to swimming in the water for a few hours. It was so serene and relaxing. It was the best way to bring in a new year and new chapter of life. 

 We then decided to walk to the actual falls part of Pedernales falls. The sun was so hot that we were pretty much dried off completley by the time we got there.
God’s handiwork never ceases to amaze me. We serve such a creative and artistic God!   
    People aren’t allowed to get in the water by the falls of they can get fined. The water was very dried up but I can imagine how dangerous and scary those falls can get when it rains.
Overall, it was one of my favorite trips Nathan and I have been on. I love exploring and living life with this man, there’s never a dull moment and he makes me feel so loved and blessed to be his wife every day. 

Here’s to 25 ❤


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