Blogs from Fredericksburg, Texas, United States, North America


North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg March 18th 2021

Taking a trip ‘out west’ to see the great state of Texas had been on my wish list for some time, but visiting there had always been overlooked in favor of an international destination until April, 2019 when the time seemed right to see the “Lone Star” state. Planning an itinerary for places and sites we both were interested in seeing was actually pretty easy. Texas is the 2nd largest state in the nation covering almost 270,000 square miles of territory, and just mentioning its name conjures up images of its legendary geographical attributes and independent-minded people. It is a state blessed with a variety of geographical features, and it is famous as the setting of more than a few, very profound moments in American history. With only a week to visit, we focused on places ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg June 15th 2018

Got some tasty beers and saw some cute stores in Fredericksburg, a cute little German style town. ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg February 9th 2017

I drove from San Marcos to Fredricksburg, Texas. It was an amazing drive through the hill country of Texas. I had always heard about the hill country but did not realize how hilly it really is and how pretty the drive was. Fredricksburg is the home of the National Museum of the Pacific War and several blocks of historic buildings. I toured the Pioneer Museum which was very interesting and learned about Sunday Houses which people used when they would come in from their farms to attend church on Sunday. About 10 miles out of Fredricksburg is a place called Enchanted Rock State Park. It is a massive dome of pink granite and has a lot of Native American lore associated with it. It is a popular place for hiking and rock climbing. It is impressive ... read more
Fredricksburg Historic Buildings (1)
Fredricksburg Historic Buildings (2)
Fredricksburg Historic Buildings (3)

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg November 22nd 2014

November 12, 2014 (Wednesday) It is hard to believe the week is over half over. I will be so glad when I can retire and travel full time. It was very cold today. A cold front came thru yesterday and the high was 44 today with a wind chill factor in the 30s. I had known it was supposed to get cold today and be cold for the rest of the week so, today and the rest of the week will mostly be driving and just seeing the countryside. When we left Canyon Lake this morning we headed toward Luckenbach. It was a very pretty drive but no place to stop and take pictures. We stopped in Luckenbach and looked around some. Inside the general store there was a stuffed animal in one of the cases. ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg January 30th 2014

It has been a while since the last posting . It seems there has been one polar vortex after another reaching down into the South. I know it is not as bad as some states, but it has kept us inside and cautious about our water line which needs to be unhooked in weather below freezing. The evening weather reports here can make us laugh as Texans deal with a bit of snow and sleet. One lady made the news when she couldn't find the ice scrapper for her car windows. Actually, black ice is the real problem here and can shut everything down until the afternoon when above freezing temps usually arrive. Since last we 'talked' we have been to some new parks and tried some new foods. We stayed one week at Sam Houston ... read more
Sam Houston Jones State park
The Wee Kitchen

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg July 12th 2013

Friday morning we headed out of San Antonio for our homeward bound trip through the Hill Country of Texas. This is our normal route home as we love the beauty of the Hill Country as well as the great towns we travel through such as Fredericksburg and Luckenbach. After grabbing a quick breakfast of yummy donuts from the HEB grocery store, we headed to Fredericksburg. Our first stop was one of our favorite shops, The Peach Haus. The shop has a huge supply of jellies, jams, syrups, etc and best of all, allows sampling of nearly every offering. We all loaded up on a delicious array of these including the ever popular Raspberry Chipotle sauce to pour over cream cheese. Next was a quick trip to the legendary Luckenbach, which of course was made famous through ... read more
Lukenbach, TX
The Local ATM
Another favorite Fredericksburg attraction

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg April 23rd 2012

Road Trip #3! I had the Texas Hill Country in my mind this time. First stop this cloudy day was Pedernales Falls State Park, a great place for hiking eroded river beds. The falls are small but form little pools and streams that have worn away the rock. It’s fascinating to hike through here. But beware the flash floods! The main draw of the park is this area where people fish and hike. Swimming is not allowed due to the flash flooding that can come with little to no warning. Afterwards I went over to LBJ State Park and National Historic Site. They have some cool old timey cabins with wildflowers growing around them. They also have a working farm and cattle grazing. I could easily see why LBJ loves this place so much. A replica ... read more
Water Cave On River
More caves
Barren Landscape

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg November 8th 2011

I drove north through the hill country this morning. I passed through many rolling hills covered in broad leafed trees. Ranches appear along the roadway, along with many other houses designed to look like ranches. The scenery continued until I crested a hill and saw three broad granite domes in the distance. They really stick out from the surrounding trees. The domes form the centerpiece of Enchanted Rock State Park. Although few outside Texas have heard of it, this is one of the most popular parks in the state. On summer weekends so many people visit that the rangers close the entrance road by 10 AM! Enchanted Rock State Park A small museum at the entrance describes the geology. The domes are the upper layer ... read more
Trail and boulders
Granite Exfoliation
Rock pools

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg November 7th 2011

Fredericksburg has a reputation within Texas as a place to escape. I spent most of the day relaxing, except for laundry and other chores. The Laundromat had two things that really showed where I am. Like most, it had a few TVs on for people to watch while waiting. In most parts of the country, they show soaps. Here, they showed football highlights. Not just any highlights either, HIGH SCHOOL football highlights. The other item was an editorial in the local paper. The long drought in the state has caused problems for local wildlife by reducing the food supply. The editorial stated that the logical solution was to increase the length of hunting season this year! Welcome to Texas.... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg February 5th 2011

THE BASICS The very cold weather has been The Story of our last week. We are cozy in the RV with electricity, internet, cable, etc. But we have drained all the water out of the tanks, which causes mild inconveniences. More importantly, we have skipped some visits which we had considered making. Which just means we will have to come back this way some day... We spent three nights in El Paso, and visited the Border Patrol Museum, Golden Horseshoe, Art Museum, Railroad Museum, and walked the downtown historic tour. And we spent a day driving to and from Carlsbad Caverns, an awesome spot. John, glued to weather reports, read them wisely, and we headed east for the next two days. A short drive on Thursday brought us to Fredericksburg, where we will be staying for ... read more

Tot: 0.183s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 21; qc: 94; dbt: 0.0922s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb