Today we headed north again to Fredericksburg. We first went to the Enchanted Rock and walked up to the top. The pink color, 425’ high Enchantment Rock is reportedly the 2nd largest granite monadnock (dome) in the country. You have one heck of a view from on top!
We drove back into Fredericksburg and toured the Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War. The Museum is huge and it is fantastic. It has several components. One could easily spend an entire day there. Learn all about what happened in the air, sea and land battles in the Pacific. Trace the history of Admiral Chester Nimitz through a display within the building that was once his family’s hotel in which he worked. He was one of only four men to become a 5 star Navy Officer. See a WWII submarine, a mockup of a carrier bay with Avenger torpedo bomber, a PT boat from the War, a Jap mini-sub, a period MASH field hospital, a Mitchell B-25, many different guns used by Navy ships, the personal stories of many soldiers, sailors and marines – on and on! We wish that we had another few hours there. What a great tribute to the millions of men and women who served in the Pacific Theater and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of FREEDOM!! We’ll definitely go back the next time we are there! You cannot take photos within the Museum so you are just going to have to go see it yourself!!
After closing the Museum we went across the street to end the day with a German dinner at the Ausländer Biergarten. Prost!