Spring Break Trip

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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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. IMG_5450 IMG_5456

Trade Days nearly got rained out. Not sure I’ll ever get all the red mud off my car! Cool stuff and people.

 IMG_5477Shops everywhere in town. One of my favorite signs in one of them. IMG_5465 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 Advertising Flyer 051517

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.

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11 responses to “Spring Break Trip

    • Hey, Helena. Yes, we had a good time. The threatened rain held off until Friday night and early Saturday morning so it didn’t really impact our fun. We had talked about having someone come stay with Charley, but are a bit leery because of living on a lake. I wouldn’t want someone to go out when they weren’t sea-worthy and then hurt themselves. I’ll check out the website, though. Thanks so much. And thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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  1. Hi, Marsha! I love Fredericksburg. Becker is a fabulous winery and lover their viognier. And Wildseed Farms is such a great experience. Glad you had a very nice trip.

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    • Hey, Vicki. Yes, Fredericksburg is such a cute town. I liked the voignier, too, and I don’t generally drink white, but that was tasty. I’d love to hit the Wildseed Farms when the bluebonnets are in full bloom. That would be fabulous. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. 🙂

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  2. Marsha, I’ve read about Fredericksburg in Country Living Magazine. I’d love to go there. And how wonderful that you went with friends. Love your photos.

    We’ve been with friends on trips a couple of times and it was a lot of fun. We are on a mini-vacation right now to Lake Superior. I’m writing this looking out our windows at a lighthouse.

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    • Hey, Susan. I’m so impressed the little Texas town turned up in that magazine! It really is delightful. It really is fun to travel with friends. There were 8 of us, but sometimes there are 10. Making decisions is always exciting! I confess to being envious. I bet it’s cool on Lake Superior. It hit 93 today and heading to 99 Saturday. Just dread that! You enjoy and a lighthouse, too. Bliss! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. We travel at least once a year with my husband’s brother and wife. We have a timeshare, and we trade for someplace at least every other year. It’s been two years since we been to Hilton Head, SC, our home base, but we’re going there this year. We just returned from a 15 day Viking Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. We had a great time with two other couples! It was absolutely great, and we got along fabulously! I would like to do it again on another Viking Cruise.

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    • Hey, Jane. So nice to hear from you. Laura & Kevin have been to Hilton Head and love it there. Excited for you to go again. I’ve been to Tybee Island, which is near, but didn’t get up the coast. I heard the Viking cruise was fun. You must’ve seen some spectacular sites. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. 🙂

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  4. Hi Marsha, Loved your photos from your spring break tour with friends. German bakery YUM!! I bet the city’s buildings all have a German theme too. We have a fave tourist spot in Michigan in a German city, Frankenmuth. We love going there for their fried chicken dinners and authentic German dishes as well as the huge Christmas store, Bronner’s. We camp with friends and family, but big trips we usually head out on our own. Gardener Ted is a great travel planner too!

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