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Jan 27, 2015 - Fredericksburg TX, The City of Steeples and the Nimitz Museum

I have made 2 trips to Fredericksburg in the last week, and these are the first time we have been here, in a couple of years. The weather during this visit was absolutely perfect, with a Texas Sun, up and on the job each day, and the wall to wall Blue Skies, made for a great visit. I always mention the Texas Friendly folks that you meet here in the Hill Country and this trip was no exception. I will identify a particular couple, in the photo section, and I met them, as I was just walking along Main Street, in Fredericksburg. (Abbreviated...

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Jan 18, 2015 - Fredericksburg Churches and Music Club A Must See

I had visited Fredericksburg a few days ago, just like we have done for several years. During the first visit this year, I stopped by the Zion Lutheran Church. This church was established in 1852 and was the first Lutheran Church to be built, in the Hill Country, of Texas. There were 6 families that founded the church, and they drew up the articles of organization. This warm caring congregation continues today. The Church was unlocked, so we entered. Just so you know, many churches nowadays are locked, except for scheduled services. While...

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Jan 10, 2015 - Lazy, picturesque day in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg , in the heart of the Hill Country, is one big photo op. Saturday I simply drove through Main Street and a few of the residential streets to snap some memories of this wonderful little town. Settled by the Germans in the 1800's their influence is evident everywhere. I loved the architecture and if it hadn't been so darn rainy and cold, I would have enjoyed walking the streets and poking my head in the little stores. I did poke my head in one store...H.E.B. And that's how you say it...initials. Bernie and Newt recommended it...

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Jan 9, 2015 - LBJ and Luckenbach...

Today was an absolutely A+ day. Well, maybe a 9.9...only missing out on a pure 10 due to the temperature dropping to 28 degrees by 3 p.m. It was COLD. But, boy oh boy, Newt and Bernie were just wonderful hosts, and gave me a day I'll always remember. First was a visit to the LBJ National Park to see Johnson's birthplace (which is a State Park) and the 'Texas White House' where he lived before being president and where he returned...and died. LBJ grew up in the Hill Country of Texas and though his home is large (the ranger said over 8000 sq....

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Jan 8, 2015 - Travel Day to the Hill Country

Yesterday was a day of R&R and chores and today Boots and I headed northwest on a short drive from San Antonio to my new stop in the Hill Country of Texas. I'm at Lady Bird Johnson RV Park located within the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg. I've wanted to see the Hill Country for a long time, but unfortunately, I am not going to get my fill because the true highlight of the Hill Country is the blankets of bluebonnets in the spring. In a good spring, the hills and fields are covered in blue. I'm a good pretender, though,...

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Nov 15, 2014 - Day Trip to Fredericksburg

Today was a very special day for me. Martha Boswell and Linda Seelke took me to Fredericksburg to celebrate my getting rid of the back brace. Anything to justify a party, right? They picked me up a little before 10:00 and we were on our way. The weather was a bit chilly, with occasional mist, but it was still pleasant. Our first stop was at the Herb Farm Restaurant for lunch. There had been quite a few changes to the place since the last time I had been there. They have added some cottages and a spa center and have redecorated the...

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Sep 27, 2014 - ADM Nimitiz Hometown

I have spent the last day and half at the Pacific War Museum here in Fredericksburg. This is the home town of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitiz. This museum is a great place to get an understanding of what occurred in the Pacific. The indoor tour takes you from the roots of the war going back in history to the Opium Wars in China, the realtionships between China, Korea, and Japan. The war between Russia and Japan in 1905. The end of the shogun era in Japan and so forth. The story that is told shows the difficult times during the world-wide...

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Summer Trip 2014

Sep 27, 2014 - Revisiting Old Haunts

The three of us decided to revisit a few favorite places in Fredericksburg and Kerrville today. Gwen did all the driving and made our first stop at Sculpture Ranch just outside of Johnson City. Unfortunately the garden won't be open until next weekend but we got to see a couple of pieces from the road. Not much has changed in Fredericksburg - the same wonderful shops and restaurants are still there. Can't say the same for Kerrville. "The best pancake you ever ate" at the Airport Diner was not so great today. Either new owner, new cook, or...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Fredericksburg, Texas and More Wildflowers

We headed out today for Fredricksburg, Texas. It is a very interesting town and we plan to spend more time here at some point. We love all the old architecture in town and there are a couple of museums that we'd like to see. Our first stop though was Wild Seed Farms. The farm has more than 1,000 cultivated acres in Texas and over 200 acres of wildflower fields at its Hill Country headquarters outside of Fredericksburg. They also have several Gift Shops and the famous Brewbonnet Biergarten. Our next stop was to the Fredericksburg Herb...

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Mar 29, 2014 - Fredericksburg, TX - Mar 2014

It has been a while since we have been in this kind of town. And it is a breath of fresh air. It is very touristy, but we were ready for some glitz. The best discovery here is the National Museum of the Pacific War (aka Nimitz Museum). It is one of those places that should be visited. Plan on a whole day or spread it out. The tickets are good for 3 days, so that you can come and go. It is a lot to absorb. Much of this town's German history has been preserved. Goods and food are a little more expensive, but it is quality. We loved walking...

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Mar 19, 2014 - Day 148 - in Fredericksburg, Texas

We went back into town today to check out the shops. We had lunch at Altdorf Biergarten and Restaurant, sitting outside on the patio. After lunch we walked a few blocks of the downtown area. At the Choo Choo Trolley Shop, which is a square block of its own, inside and outside, we found a firefighter shield for Greg and a Yes Dear sign for the bus. It was a shop you could spend days in and still see something new every visit. We took in a couple more blocks of shops, some very unique, some not, all pleasant. We saw Greg's sign at a different...

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Mar 18, 2014 - Day 147 - in Fredericksburg, Texas

This morning we drove into town and toured the Pioneer Museum. They had Sunday Houses here. Little houses in town for outlying farmers to come to town on Saturday, do their business, go to church on Sunday morning and then back to the farm. Also used if needed to be in town for other times but mostly just weekends. I never heard of these anywhere else. Germans settled this area and we went to the German Bakery and Restaurant for lunch. We then drove out to Grapes Creek Winery for a tour and tasting. We saw the vineyards, although still...

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