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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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Trip Journal

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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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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