Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shopping Marble Falls

Saturday morning, we drove about 45 minutes from our home to the quaint and up and coming shopping areas of Marble Falls. I grew up near Marble Falls and remember when they got a Wal-Mart and a Chili's... they were big time! Today, those stores are still around, but I appreciate so much more the cute little shops that have opened.
A trip to Marble Falls always begins with pie at Bluebonnet Cafe. This place is always packed, the wait staff is always personable, the food always comes out quickly and we always forgot they are cash only! Luckily, we had money in the wallet!
I skipped the Weight Watchers for the day (calories don't count when you are out of town!) and had Chicken Fried Steak. It came with 3 sides for $7.25. Seriously, it is wonderfully cheap and wonderfully tasting. My husband and I shared pie for dessert- chocolate cream. I just couldn't bear this much meringue and face the scale tomorrow.
After lunch, we drove across the street to the Red Oak Square shopping area which I just love. It has this beautifully landscaped courtyard with a giant oak tree, thus the name.

Look at this cute trunk turned pot- love it. I also love the old metal chairs mixed in with the newer wood. It is a good representation of the area- new trendy cute stores and old brick buildings.

Look at the storefronts- all of them are personalized like this. This store is going out of business, so I can't wait to see what takes its place next time I am in town.

Before we left the square, we went into my very favorite Marble Falls store- Zoo La La. Their store front is zebra print with hot pink and lime green. They are a kitchen specialty store with every kitchen gadget imagineable. They make me want to be a better cook!

Get the girls together and make a day trip to Marble Falls! And, be sure to invite me!