Fredericksburg, TX Farmers Market

Our BountyDodging rain showers was becoming the norm for us in Texas. Yet, that was not going to stop us from shopping the first farmers market of the season in Fredericksburg. The market was advertised as having cooking demonstrations, local produce, music, wine tasting and much more. Now, that sounds like our kind of market – off we go! Continue reading

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National Museum of the Pacific War – Fredericksburg, TX

AdmiralTexas weather was not very nice to us. We seemed to be dodging rain on a regular basis. On this particular overcast day we decided to visit the Admiral Nimitz Museum in downtown Fredericksburg, TX. The museum had been highly recommended by many people. Continue reading

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Luckenbach – A Texas State of Mind

logoArriving at Luckenbach, we did not see “Willie, Waylon, and the Boys”, but we did see people. Some came on motorcycles, others in trucks, many in cars, and some in RVs. What a difference from our first visit some thirty years prior. Continue reading

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LBJ Ranch and Texas White House – Stonewall, TX

RiverAs we write our blog post, our thoughts and prayers go to the people of Texas. So much has been lost and damaged during the recent storms and floods including loss of life. Many places we visited were damaged and some are closed. It is hard to imagine what were once calm serene rivers have now turned into killer walls of water.

We began our day at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. The Visitor Center was our first stop where we received our driving pass and viewed a film on the life of LBJ. Then on to the exhibit hall with LBJ memorabilia as well as items from the German culture and Texas history. Continue reading

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Fredericksburg, TX Founders Day

The past colors the present as well as the future.

enjoying musicWhen the past is honored we better understand our culture and ways of life. Fredericksburg, TX honors its past as well as its culture with Founders Day. The event is held at the Pioneer Village and includes food, music, displays and hands on experience. Continue reading

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Becker Vineyards – Fredericksburg, TX

IMG_3303The rain in Texas was daunting at times to say the least. No matter, we were determined to make the best of our visit to the Hill Country.  As Saturday dawned clear and sunny, we knew it was time to get out and visit the area and we knew right where we were headed – Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival. Continue reading

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Cranky Franks BBQ – Fredericksburg, TX

20150505_134200In the middle of the Texas hill country in German Fredericksburg, you can’t get much more German. We were searching for good German food which eluded us (maybe three years in Germany had something to do with not finding what we were looking for). But take heart, this was Texas. And in Texas you are never far from good BBQ! Then we see an ad for Cranky Frank’s BBQ. Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Pie Company – Texas

20150507_105826Pie? Don’t even mention sweets around John or make way for the stampede. As we eat our way through the Texas Hill Country we try new, recommended, or interesting places. One of those places was the Fredericksburg Pie Company – they only sell pie. Continue reading

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Wildflowers – They are a Blooming

Willow City Loop, TX

IMG_3138“You have to ride the Willow City Loop,” said a friend, “that is where you will see the best wildflowers.” We were anxious to see wildflowers and being in Fredericksburg, TX in April we knew the flowers were bursting with color. Only problem was this statement was made regarding motorcycle riding. Now we have a Dodge Ram 5500 and not a motorcycle – big difference. Once we were assured, BART could navigate the Loop, off we went and we were not disappointed. Continue reading

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Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown, TX

IMG_2963War is never pretty and most memories could not be classified as bringing beauty. Most war stories talk about the trials and tribulations of fighting in a foreign country where the language is not understood and loneliness is a close neighbor. Amongst all the horror of war, sometimes beauty can be found. Continue reading

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