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Mar 10, 2013 - Frederickburg, TX

About 2 hours away from camp is the historic town of Fredericksburg. This town was settled by German immigrants and retains much of their herman heritage. Signs are in English and German and there are several German restaurants in town. Some of the town is very touristy but it is fun! We spent half the day roaming around the town, visiting the shops and having lunch. The other half of the day was spent driving. We really liked the store that specialized on antler art and taxidermy. I had carried Terra in (since it was so nice) and the owner...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Hiking Enchanted Rock, Luckenbach, & Pasta Bella

Date: March 4, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Fredericksburg, TX Mileage: End - 9899 Start - 9785 Total Miles for the day: 114 Weather: sunny, hot Temperature: start 58º High 87º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Lizard, Year List: 171; Life List: 336 Birds: Turkey Vulture, Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, Black-crested Titmouse, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Bewick’s Wren, Inca Dove, Black-throated Sparrow, We picked up Ron and Nancy for breakfast at the German Bakery...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Church & Lady Bird Johnson Memorial Parks

Date: March 3, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Fredericksburg, TX Mileage: End - Start - Total Miles for the day: Weather: sunny Temperature: start 42º High 72º Wildlife count: Red Squirrel, Red-eared Sliders Year List: 170 Birds: Northern Cardinal, Mockingbird, Black-crested Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Great-tailed Grackle, American Robin, White-tailed Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Pied-billed Grebe, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Snipe, Great Blue Heron, Chipping Sparrow, Carolina Chickadee, Red-winged Blackbird,...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Hill Country Visit - LBJ National & State Parks

Date: March 2, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Fredericksburg Mileage: End - 9764 Start - 9672 Total Miles for the day: 92 Weather: brilliant sunshine, cool and windy Temperature: start 42º High 64º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Black Buck Antelope, American Bison Year List: 164 Birds: Wild Turkey, Northern Cardinal, Mockingbird, Bewick’s Wren, Inca Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, White-winged Dove, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, European Starling, We enjoyed a delightful breakfast at the German Bakery – what an...

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Mar 1, 2013 - Drive to Fredricksburg, TX

Date: March 1, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Fredericksburg, TX Mileage: End - 9672 Start - 9421 Total Miles for the day: 251 Weather: wonderful sunshine Temperature: start 55º High 69º Wildlife count: Year List: 162 Birds: Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier, Redheads, White-tail Hawk, Meadowlark, Kestrel, Great-tailed Grackle, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Brown & White Pelicans, Laughing Gulls, Black-necked Stilts, Double-crested Cormorants, Rock Dove, Crested Caracara, Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bank Swallows,...

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Jan 13, 2013 - Sunshine at last (edited)

We decided to drive and get through the rain band. It was a fun drive through Houston and then San Antonio, but we are finally out of the rain for now. The only thing is that we have traded the rain for the cold. I suppose it is better to deal with a few chilly days than warm soggy days, at least you don't mind going outside to do things then. A walking tour of the historic downtown Fredericksburg is in the cards for Sunday followed by a nice (we hope) German dinner. UPDATE....We went for a walk in the crisp air today down Main St and found...

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Dec 7, 2012 - Fredericksburg, TX

Strangely enough, there are lots of German immigrants who came to Texas. There are many towns that have very German names. Fredericksburg is probably the best known of these, because of their famous son Chester Nimitz. Or Von Nimitz. His family dropped the aristocratic "Von' before he was born, but this famous WW2 admiral grew up speaking German and really did not want to go to the Naval Academy but settled because there were no openings for him at West Point. He never saw the ocean until he went to college at Annapolis. He became a...

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Oct 14, 2012 - Fredericksburg and the TX Hill Country

After a long day through the desert areas of southern New Mexico and western Texas, we finally arrived at the beautiful Hill Country area in central Texas. We set up camp at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Campground and RV Park, a favorite location of ours whenever we visit the Hill Country. We spent the next ten days headquartered here, riding the motorcycle and visiting friends...Fredericksburg, Medina, Leakey, Utopia, Kerrville, Luckenbach, Gruene, Blanco, Wimberly, and finally north to Georgetown...all great places to ride around and...

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May 18, 2012 - Day 12/13/14 Fredericksburg TX

here are our catch up photos for the past week,  just been too busy to get them together not to mention the awful awful google change, but still free and you do not have to sign up or in to view them but many of you have mentioned your dislike of the new google picasa photo viewer... doing these for everyone is not an easy job and many nights i get up at 2/3am to upload so as not to hog the web site in the day where wifi is free... and as always some takes are good, some ho-hummers, some just road shots on roads we travel where there is...

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Apr 25, 2012 - Fredericksburg and the National Museum of the Pacific War

Thurs 4/19/12 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...

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Apr 9, 2012 - Willkommen To Fredericksburg

From Johnson Creek RV Resort – Ingram, TX Got out today to do some exploring of the Hill Country. The rally group had planned a “ludin” (combination lunch/dinner meal) at Auslander Biergarten Restaurant in Fredericksburg for mid afternoon. This meant we could go into Fredericksburg earlier and see some sights. Our first stop was Wildseed Farms the largest working wildflower farm in the nation. There are over 5,000 wildflower species that make their home in the State of Texas and a large number are grown in the more than 200 acres that make...

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Home Sweet RV - 2012

Mar 30, 2012 - Hill Country RV Park, Fredericksburg, TX

What a difference a day makes! We left the dry desert this morning & parked in the lush green hill country this afternoon. We passed Fort Stockton, Fort Lancaster & Fort McKavett today & thought about how long it would have taken a calvary unit or settlers to go from fort to fort. The desert is blooming & it was an awesome drive today. Judi could hardly wait for a stop so she could take pictures of the wildflowers - as you can tell from the photos posted. Hill country is covered with wildflowers, too. We've heard that last year, during the...

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