Last year around this time, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in New Braunfels celebrated the birth of twin reticulated giraffes, the first successful twins in the United States. The park named the giraffes Nakato and Wasswa, and they’re still thriving, and growing, and revealing their personalities as the ranch itself celebrates its 30th anniversary this spring.
In the September 2013 issue, writer Michelle Burgess delves into the history and restoration of the beautiful Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels, a German-flavored town between Austin and San Antonio. You can visit the New Braunfels Chamber's website to gather dozens of ideas for things to do during your visit, but here are some of our favorites:
I set out for a place that is a bit like another continent, a bit like a science-fiction universe, and yet completely Texas. It’s not a town, but a destination north of San Antonio built around adventure and a unique “natural bridge.”
Bird feeders full and our three elderly dogs fed, belly-scratched, and left to chase squirrels for the day, my husband Randy and I set off for Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch to view creatures we couldn’t spy in our urban backyard. I had visited the ranch before, and I looked forward to seeing Randy’s reaction to the rather bumptious emus and ostriches, whose mealtime manners had left much to be desired.