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Mar 17, 2014 - Day 146 - to Fredericksburg, Texas

Monday morning, on the road again. We left Linda's then stopped at Denny's for breakfast. We were on the road by 10:00 AM and drove to Fredericksburg in the middle of Hill Country. We checked into a KOA campsite, got information about the area, and then spent the afternoon doing laundry. There are 37 different wineries on this 40 mile section of Highway 290. We will check out town tomorrow.

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Dec 3, 2013 - Left new freinds, on to old freinds

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Uffda, what a great Turkey Day we had. The day dawned clear and the warmest morning in a week. Ed took on the task of Official Turkey Cooker. Barb made the stuffing and when Ed had the turkey ready B stuffed it up good. Cathy made some great spuds and I supervised it all. Course there was more to it than that what with yammers, green beans, rolls and topped it all off with Ed’s bigger’n life High Top apple pie. We sat around the fire all afternoon whilst things were cooking and enjoying the warmer weather. It was...

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May 1, 2013 - Fredericksburg, TX

Arrive in Fredericksburg TX a really cut town. When to National Museum of the Pacific War and Combact Zone, Plaza of Presidents George Bush Gallery, LBJ Texas Ranch (where Lady Bird lived till her death at 94), Garrison Brothers Distillery, Wildseed Wildflower Farm, and the ghost town of Luckenbach. Spend a free day of walking around town, have lunch at a German Restaurant and then a winery for alittle tasting.

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Apr 26, 2013 - To Fredericksburg

This morning I headed out around 9:00 and arrived in Fredericksburg about 4:00. It was a long drive, so I stopped several times. There were lots of wildflowers along the way, mostly the yellow varieties with occasional little patches of other colors. I didn’t see any bluebonnets until I was almost to Fredericksburg. Before going to the RV park, I called my cousin, Maxie Hoerster, to see if she and Dick could have dinner with me tonight. They were free to go. They picked me up at the RV park and took me to the Panda Chinese Restaurant. The...

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Apr 6, 2013 - Wildseed Farms

I've been hearing about Wildseed Farms forever and all the fields of flowers so we decided to visit them today. The farm in Fredricksburg, Texas has over 200 acres of wildflower fields. I was a bit disappointed because only a few fields were full of blooming flowers but they were pretty impressive. On top of the fields outside the store goes on and on full of wonderful decorating items. They also have a tasting room and little cafe. It is a great place to visit.

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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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