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North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg February 26th 2008

Hello all! We have been catching up on schoolwork, staying in State Parks across Texas. The last few nights we have been at beautiful South Llanos River State Park, where the night stars were breathtaking. We have two sessions a day, usually a morning of math and language arts, and an afternoon of more experiential stuff: hiking, zoology, geology, and so forth. The breaks in between are spent in collaboratively preparing meals, cleaning and keeping camp, but we have also found a little time for juggling, some music-making and watercolor sessions. We are heading West again today, and stopped in this sweet Kimball County Library to do emailing. Our decision tonight will be about whether to head South to Big Bend National Park or up North to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Meantime, we would like ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg February 17th 2008

by Austin Girl On a recent sun-splashed Saturday, I decided to escape the searing heat and go exploring in my SUV. I soon found myself meandering down an asphalt road in Fredericksburg, Texas, where, to my wonderment, I stumbled upon the nostalgic and romantic Hangar Hotel. Situated behind the Fredericksburg, Texas Rodeo Fairgrounds—the oldest in the state—just two miles south of Main Street off of Highway 16, the Hangar had me believing I had descended back in time. As I maneuvered my vehicle into the parking lot, I noticed both Avgas and Jet A fuel as I passed the FBO—The Fixed Based Operator. My heart raced when I realized both piston and private jet aircraft could land on the runway. Excitedly, I grabbed my interview gear—a small green notebook, two ballpoint pens and my antiquated ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg July 10th 2007

The ride to the winery in Stonewall was filled with wildlife to say the least. The worst thing that I have ever seen was all of those spiders that came out of the desert and crossed the highway under our car! The tarantulas were awful! I do NOT like spiders. It was incredible to be going 70 down the highway and see a spider so big on the road that you see it lift it's leg while it's walking.... and that is exactly what happened. We wanted pictures of the, so we stopped the car on the totally deserted highway and Lindsey got out and snapped a few. Totally gross! We got to Fredericksburg which was a really cute little town, but mostly closed because it Sunday. Seems everything is closed on Sunday's around these ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg April 17th 2007

The first leg of our westward journey took us from Fernandina Beach FL to Ft. Gaines, GA, on the Alabama border. We stayed in a nice campground on the banks of Lake Walter F. George, and played the golf course in the George Bagby State Park. The next stop was Montgomery, AL, where we spent a pleasant evening listening to the tornado warning sirens. Fortunately, no tornadoes came our way, but thunderstorms did knock out the power for several hours in the middle of the night. The third day found us at the Lefleurs Bluff State Park in downtown Jackson, MS, where we overnighted after playing the nearby golf course. Crossing the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, we made our way across Louisiana into Texas, where we stopped for the night at Tyler. Not expecting very ... read more
The Critter
Dance Hall
Us at the Bar

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg March 13th 2007

Friday, March 9, 2007: San Antonio to Kerrville Today we drove to Kerrville-Schreiner Park. It was recommended to us by someone at Falcon State Park who I talked to while I did laundry. This is a very nice place to camp and has full hook-ups and would be shady in the summertime. It’s so nice to talk to other campers and get the benefits of their experience. We are northeast of San Antonio in Hill Country. As we drove out of San Antonio it was apparent that we were entering a different geological area with the hills quickly apparent. This is quite a scenic area and very popular for tourists and campers. They have real full size trees here and lots of wildlife. George saw eleven deer on a bike ride around the park. The Live ... read more
View from Enchanted Rock
 George at Enchanted Rock
Lynne at Enchanted Rock

North America » United States » Texas » Fredericksburg February 16th 2007

We've decided we like Texas. The people are definitely Texans first, everything else second. Everything is emblazoned with either a lone star, a steer head (something to do with football, I think) or the state itself. A case in point is my brekky as pictured below. After San Antonio, we stopped in a random spot on the map called Fredericksburg in the 'hill country'. Turned out it was a really sweet little town, famous for being founded by Germans. They have a smokehouse that makes bratwurst, bierkellers and an annual Schutzenfest where the locals can mix beer and guns. As Nic found out at a local bar, the Germans all left years ago, but the remaining locals knew they were onto a good thing and maintained the illusion. Anyway, we liked the look of it so ... read more
The real thing
The slide of terror

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