Today I’m not blogging about books or authors or what’s good or bad I te industry. Today I’m going to tell you about a place we discovered when we were in Boerne, Texas for my granddaughter’s wedding. A place that so impressed me I have to share it.It takes a lot to impress these days, but I was definitely impressed.

Boerne, Texas is about 40 minutes from downtown San Antonio. Founded in 1848, it is the seat of Kendall county and still retains so much of its original Hill Country charm.  Although I lived there for 15 years I was pleased to discover new things during this visit, the most outstanding of which was The Dienger Trading Company.

The building is named for the original owners, and for years was a mercantile store before becoming the Boerne Public Library Now the library is in new quarters and the transformation of the Dienger building is he brainchild of a forward-thinking man named Raymond Lunsford.”Our mission,” he says in the brochure, “is to restore the former glory and the original beauty of this building, exactly as Joseph Dienger intended back in 1884.”

I’ll tell you, they are doing a fantastic job..

Within the walls is a boutique with departments offering everything from clothing and jewelry to locally distilled bourbon (my favorite!) Everything is laid out for ease of access and pleasing to the eye. I could have spent twice as many hours there as we did.

Of course, we had to walk off the breakfast served in The B intro, which was so incredibly good and delicious we all overate.For several hours we were fed, entranced and entertained.

Boerne sits at the entrance to the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is an easy drive from San Antonio r Austin as well as the smaller towns in between. If you are anywhere near the area, do yourself a favor and spent some time there.

And don’t forget to eat in The Bistro or you’ll never forgive yourself.

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