Giddings, La Grange, Shiner, Flatonia, & Columbus, Texas
Yesterday was my first full day traveling on my Tiny Texas Adventure. I had a blast visiting these towns! Each one has so much character and their historic downtowns are just plain adorable. I have begun compiling a list of “criteria” for what it takes to be a Tiny Texas Town – and the list is pretty long! Even though the places I am visiting have a lot of similarities, they still have their own unique qualities.
I began my journey through Giddings, Texas, a great little town with some beautiful murals and an old peanut company and distributor.
I headed down 77 to La Grange and was overwhelmed by the cuteness of the historic square there. I was sad that I visited on a Monday because a lot of stores were closed, as was the Texas Quilt Museum. A few boutiques were open, however, and I enjoyed browsing their collections.
I found a bench in the shade (though it was still crazy hot!) and decided to get a little bit of sketching in.
I jumped in my car and headed toward Shiner, Texas hoping to arrive in time to hop on the last tour for the day of the Spoetzl Brewery. I drove through Flatonia on my way and made a mental note that I absolutely had to return! On I drove to Shiner and reached the brewery with time to spare. After the tour, the friendly staff offered complimentary beer tastings in the gift shop filled with Shiner Beer merchandise.
I returned to Flatonia and browsed around some antique and gift shops. The town, while not very lively, was a delight to stroll through. I particularly loved the theater there.