30 Hours in the Texas Hill country
By barton808 on Oct 02, 2007
My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary this weekend by getting away to the Hill Country that surrounds Austin. On Saturday we chilled by the pool at the Marriott at Horseshoe Bay. It was great to simply relax and read -- no diaper changing, no wrestling kids to bed -- a nice break.
The outskirts of Fredricksburg
Fredricksburg is an interesting little town with two major influences, Germany and The Pacific campaign for World War II.
The town was founded in 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach and like a lot of small towns in central Texas there is considerable German influence and many signs in German.
The town is also the birthplace for Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. As a result, the road that runs through town is named "The Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway" and in town they have "The National Museum of the Pacific War."
Off the Willow City loop, north of Fredricksburg
Der Kuchen Laden: wrought iron and glass blocks.
Nothing says Fall quite like a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins
Pau for now...