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Feb 15, 2011 - Fredericksburg, TX

Arrived in Fredericksburg, Texas on Saturday after a 4-1/2 hour drive from Ft. Stockton. Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by German settlers & retains a distinctively German feel. At the turn of the century it was a long trip into Fredericksburg for many farm families, so they often built tiny "Sunday houses" in town for use between Saturday shopping & church. The historic buildings are a sight to see. We visited the National Museum of the Pacific War - we only got through a small portion of it - it is hugh - but very interesting....

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Dec 31, 2010 - The Little Bull Fighter

We arrived late afternoon Wednesday here in Fredericksburg, TX. There are several proprietary Recreation Vehicle parks in and near the city, but we've chosen a municipal park, Lady Bird Johnson Park. The city doesn't have to make profit for shareholders and has only to pay the park's expenses, so the rate here is about 20% below the other parks; for $25/night we're provided water, electricity, sewer, and 77 channels of cable TV. The city is quite proud of its relationship with Lady Bird and her love of the wildflowers of Texas Hill...

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Dec 12, 2010 - Loss of a neighbor

It is with deep regret that I tell those of you that don't already know about the death of one of our neighbors.. Tony Saeli lost his fight for life this morning at 2:00 A.M. All of us that knew him will miss him terribly. When we returned to Town Park this fall Tony told us that he would be gone by Christmas.. Seems that Tony already knew what God had in store for him. Our prayers go out to Diane and the family and we will do everything we can to help her through this sad time... Cards/ memorials can be sent to Diane at: Diane Saeli 3110...

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Wilderness Town Park

Dec 6, 2010 - LBJ Ranch

We took a ride over to LBJ's Ranch today. This was a lot of fun as the Ranch was hugh and Buck had all sorts of animals to check out on the drive to the ranch house. When we arrived at the ranch house, we found LBJ's plane sitting outside. He called his Air Force One & a Half as it was a smaller jet. There was a great information room that had all sorts of pictures and cars and so forth to check out. There was on picture of LBJ howling with his dog and, if you knew my wife and dog Buck, you would know we have a picture just like it. LBJ...

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Our 2010 RV Trip

Dec 3, 2010 - Christmas Bazar and Parade Fredericksburg

What a fun time we had tonite at the Fredericksburg St. Nikolausmarkt which is a traditional German Christmas Market! It was followed by a hoot of a Texas Christmas parade which included everything from decorated tractors and decorated jeeps to decorated llamas and decorated steers... it was really something to see and lasted well over an hour. The Christmas Market had many juried booths of unique handcrafted items from soups to nuts. Kraig bought a bbq accessory that easily turns meat on the bbq and is anxious to use it when we arrive in...

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Our 2010 RV Trip

Dec 2, 2010 - Nimitz World War 2 in the Pacific Museum

This is the second time I have been to the Museum as we were here for a few hours a few years ago. They have remodeled it since then and it is one place that everyone should see. The reason I say this as it really shows how terrible a world war is and how many people we owe our freedom too. I spent all afternoon there and didn't see it all. If you take your time and look and read your way through the Museum you have to be moved. There is a Plaza of the Presidents that has plaques showing 10 Presidents that served in the service in world war...

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Our 2010 RV Trip

Nov 30, 2010 - Fredericksburg

After an easy 60 mile drive we are now in Fredericksburg. We were surprised to find out that we were lucky to get a camp site for 3 days. As it turns out this is the start of the busy time of the year here. We drove through the town getting to our camp site but, have not gone back yet to check things out. We would like to spend at least a week here so hope to find another RV park that is not full this weekend already.

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Our 2010 RV Trip

Nov 16, 2010 - Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

After we left the LBJ Ranch we decided to take a chance and see if we could manage to get to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area before dark. Well, it wasn't quite dark when we arrived but pretty close. It was impossible to get good pictures. The Enchanted Rock itself is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is...

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Nov 6, 2010 - A small respite in Fredericksburg TX

Spent a 1 nighter in Fort Stockton TX at Wally World. Not too bad noise wise and it was free. We moved on to Fredericksburg TX where we will spend 4 days resting and waiting for our spot in Corpus Christi to open up. We are going to totally rest and relax and do tourist things.

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Jun 7, 2010 - Fredericksburg, TX

So how did we wind up in Fredericksburg, TX? Easy, I screwed up! While unhooking the car at the RV park in Marathon, we were parked on a slight upgrade and the car was on a slight angle and not straight behind the motor home. The adjustable Blue Ox tow bar didn't want to release so what to do, I muscled up up and, in the process broke a spring inside one of the arms of the tow bar. This is when we pulled in on Saturday and I had a feeling that the tow bar would be unusable. I sent Blue Ox an email and the answer was to not use the tow bar...

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Southwest Express

May 24, 2010 - Historic Fredericksburg, TX

Dear Friends and Family, We had a wonderful time in Louisiana. We said goodbye to our family in Gonzales and Prairieville and headed for Texas on May 24. We made it to just east of Houston and stayed at the San Jacinto Riverfront RV Park in Highlands, TX. Allen and Sue had stayed there in February and said it was nice. It was. All the sites are pull-through, which makes it easier all around. We took a walk to the river front for a view of the San Jacinto River. Tuesday, May 25th, we drove from Highlands to Fredericksburg, TX. We were amazed...

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May 17, 2010 - Fredericksburg, TX

We left San Antonio at 9 am and arrived in Fredericksburg at 10:45. We had visited there two years ago and wanted to come back again. Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants led by John O. Meusebach in 1846. Within a year he had made a lasting peace treaty with the Comanches. Many of the buildings still in Fredericksburg date from that time. The town has a distinctive German atmosphere with bierhauses and great German food. We had forgotten about the Sunday houses. Farmers and ranchers lived so far out of town that it was a big deal...

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West Trip 2010

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