I know we’re way past Spring Break time, but our group of friends started taking trips at the “real” spring break time 14 years ago when a couple of us had to work off a school calendar. So regardless of what time we go: August, October, May, or April, we always speak of our “Spring Break Trip.”
This year we returned to a place we’d gone 13 years ago, Fredericksburg, Texas, and we stayed in the same place, the Lincoln Street Inn. An historic old home made from the Limestone traditional in many of the homes in this area. It had been updated since we were there before with a lovely outside fireplace sitting area. That and the porches were where we gathered mornings and evenings and sometimes in the afternoons. Thankful for long-time friends.
When it rained Friday morning, we piled into our living room to eat rolls from the German Bakery and drink coffee.
Fredericksburg is a delightful town of about 10,000 people not counting the visitors.
The wine tours, German food, The Nimitz Museum, Trade Days, and shopping made for a fun trip.
The only thing I wanted to do on this trip to make it a success was to go to the Becker Vineyard and Winery. It’s a beautiful place. The tour was fascinating. They didn’t have the Becker Merlot that I enjoy most, on the theory why serve what you can get in a wine store, but they had some lovely samples.
Lots of opportunities for German food. I may have eaten the best Ruben in the world at lunch one day. I only ate half the sandwich. It was packed with meat and sauerkraut. Yummmmm. I won’t lie, the onion rings were quite wonderful. 🙂
The Nimitz Museum was awesome and inspiring. Admiral Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, and the museum has expanded past just telling about his life and exploits to become a huge exhibit about the war in the Pacific. When I came around the corner to see a real Japanese Mig jet sitting in front of me as if on the deck of a carrier, I came to a full stop. My breath stopped, too. A two person sub with the pinging in the background was chill bumpy. If you have any interest in WWII, this is a must see.
One of 4 propellers from an aircraft carrier. Info in right pic.
One of the things that most impressed me about Nimitz was his ability to work with all kinds of people. He has a quote that I’m paraphrasing: I learned a lot from enlisted men and the lower ranks. A humble man and great leader.
We loved the Wild Seed Farm. We’d missed the Bluebonnets by a couple of weeks, but still were greeted with flowering beauty.
Trade Days nearly got rained out. Not sure I’ll ever get all the red mud off my car! Cool stuff and people.
Shops everywhere in town. One of my favorite signs in one of them. If you ever get a chance to go to Fredericksburg, you should. We’ll go back.
Apologies to all who stopped by the blog last week, because I couldn’t get on the internet with my laptop. Not sure what the problem was. My phone worked, but I can’t respond to my blog on my phone. I know. I know. I should be able to do that. LOL
The next big thing in my writer’s life is attending the McKinney Square Book Festival. I hope any of you around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will stop by. All Texas Authors. Here’s the flyer
So, what about you? Do you have a group you travel with? If so please share where you’ve gone and how it works out to travel with a group. What about your pets? Do you take them or leave them? Charley stayed at the Spa Paws Hotel. He looks like he lost a bit of weight, but the staff said he enjoyed hanging out with the other dogs. No something he normally gets to do. Love to hear from you.
Please sign up for my Newsletter http://eepurl.com/bBcimz , contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and follow me on my social media sites.
https://authormarsharwest.wordpress.com/ for my Blog