a family getaway lead to adventure and family bonding in kerrville, texas
Newly licensed driver. Baseball player. Photography enthusiast. Yoga instructor. What do these have in common? They’re all members of my family. Hannah, our 17-year-old, just got her driver’s license and now loves taking her 12-year-old brother, Ethan, to baseball when my photography-enthusiast husband, Bill, isn’t home yet or I’m teaching yoga.
Thanks to all of our interests and activities, it can be hard to get together and spend time as a family. That’s where a getaway comes in handy. A friend recommended Kerrville, as a spot where we could reconnect without slowing down. So on Friday after school, we loaded up the car and headed west into the beautiful Texas Hill Country
RELAXING WITH FOOD, BREWS AND MUSIC
By the time we got to Kerrville, we were hungry. Bill had heard good things about the Pint & Plow Brewing Company from one of his co-workers, so we decided to check it out. From the minute we walked in, the Pint & Plow felt comfortable. Part of the restaurant was a converted house, with an addition in the back where we saw the big brewery tanks “where the magic happens,” as Bill put it. There was a live band playing on the patio so we grabbed a table where we could see the stage.
The kids split The Harvest House pizza—with meatballs, pepperoni and bacon!—and had Mexican Cokes. Bill, our burger fan, ordered the Hyphen-Burger, with a house-made beer bun, grass-fed beef and hand-cut potatoes. I got the Roasted Beet (not beef) sandwich with bacon and greens—so good! Then there were the craft brews. Bill had fun with his beer flight, deciding how well each brew worked with his burger, while I ordered the River Shandy, a beer cocktail with lemonade and Tchoupitoulas IPA. Both were delicious.
After apple cake and more live music, we headed to the hotel. Ethan and Bill enjoyed a quick splash in the pool while Hannah and I did some poolside stretches to unwind after the drive. Then it was off to bed for the next day’s adventures.\