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It finally happened,  we took a trip to celebrate 25 years of marriage.  We booked a week long stay at Peach Tree Inn and Suites.  This is a great place to stay with a historic twist.  Highly recommended. 

 

Our suite had a full size kitchen, a large fire pit and a smoker/bbq so there was some opportunity to cook.  

 

On arrival day we walked to Main Street and ate at Fredericksburg Brewery.  We ordered a spinach salad to go.  Pro tip, those are perfect for use in egg scrambles for breakfast.

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We were not prepared from a grocery perspective so we got creative (that's where all the fun is generated).  Squeeze parkay from the front desk breakfast for cooking eggs as an example.

 

Opas smoked meats was directly across the street so we grilled hatch pepper beef sausage for dinner one night.  That worked really well when combined with bagel cheese and served on toasted dark Jewish rye and eggs. 

 

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Here was another scramble I made, served this one with some bacon jam we found while shopping.  That stuff is great!

 

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The food was delish but you have to have a good breakfast drink right?  Enter the mimosa made from our champagne and orange juice from the front office.  Yum!

 

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There is a ton to do in Fredericksburg and we did a lot of it.  A good start was an all day winery tour where we not only drank too much but learned too much about the process.  No worries, we had a chauffeured tour to keep us safe and comfy.  

 

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In addition to several wineries we also enjoyed sizer and of course a good brew house.  While out and about we grabbed lunch from a Thai joint.  Very good, we shared red chicken curry and spring rolls.20201011_122843.thumb.jpg.b1608a75b4d039d6d67f7e2a945c0361.jpg

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One of my favorite things we did was climbing Enchanted rock.  We reached the summit at 11:30, sat and ate lunch together while we took in the view and wow, what a view.

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The final hurrah was a trip to Luckenbauch Texas for drinks and live music.  Yes, it's a real place.

 

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We took a short side trip on our way home and had lunch on the shores of the Colorado River, it was a short visit but now we know we'll go back.

 

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Now I'm exhausted!

 

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I always thought that Lukenbach was like Brigadoon, appearing only for a day every 100 years.  And on that day, Willie, Jerry Jeff and the boys show up and play.  Always wanted to go there but now that I can afford the time, the darned pandemic has closed the border.

 

Also on our list is the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We had planned on taking a week to do that drive in May but alas...

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2 hours ago, JeffieBoy said:

I always thought that Lukenbach was like Brigadoon, appearing only for a day every 100 years.  And on that day, Willie, Jerry Jeff and the boys show up and play.  Always wanted to go there but now that I can afford the time, the darned pandemic has closed the border.

 

Also on our list is the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We had planned on taking a week to do that drive in May but alas...

Luckenbach is good for maybe a few hours of live music and drinks, better make additional plans for while you are in the area.  That being said, we couldn't allow ourselves to be so close and not visit.  

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19 hours ago, KismetKamado said:

Looks like a wonderful, fun-filled adventure to me - with an impressive dose of mealtime improv along the way!  :)
 

Congratulations on your 25 years together - no small feat to achieve and one definitely worthy of celebration.  

 

Thank you and yes it was packed full of adventure.  Food was far from the top of our list but that made it even more fun to improvise :)  .  It was true downtime for both of us, we even ditched the kids for a week, our first trip of significance without them for maybe 20 years!

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22 hours ago, CentralTexBBQ said:

Looks beautiful. Then again, anytime you can make a trip hill country it’s gonna be

The landscape was beautiful, we'll be doing another trip to the area for sure.  Nothing like driving for hours straight on a swerving 2 lane road at 75+ mph and never seeing any sign of life.  A fantastic change from our 8 lane highways and mix masters.

 

Do you know the purpose for all of the 8 foot tall fences at nearly all the ranches?  I gather some are to keep things out and maybe some are to keep things in?  

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On 10/16/2020 at 6:50 AM, ckreef said:

Looks like a great trip. 

 

You are way braver than I am these days. 

 

 

19 hours ago, keeperovdeflame said:

Yup, I have the desire but we really haven't ventured too far from home yet. Looks like a fantastic trip, though.

 

The trip was great, we made all of our reservations before this event struck so we had concerns early on.  We are glad it worked out.  It was a fantastic getaway.  Everyone needs to do what they feel is best for them and their family for sure.  Not so sure it's bravery on our part but more like determination to live our lives, that and the CDC says your covid odds are 1:2331 versus the NSC says your odds for dying in a car wreck are 1:114, heart disease and cancer 1:7, drowning 1:1188.

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On 10/17/2020 at 12:48 PM, philpom said:

Do you know the purpose for all of the 8 foot tall fences at nearly all the ranches?  I gather some are to keep things out and maybe some are to keep things in?  

I'm not sure, but they might be to stop the tumble weeds from blowing across the road. If this was in Wyoming, I would say they are snow fences to keep the blowing snow from drifting across the highway.

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On 10/17/2020 at 12:48 PM, philpom said:

The landscape was beautiful, we'll be doing another trip to the area for sure.  Nothing like driving for hours straight on a swerving 2 lane road at 75+ mph and never seeing any sign of life.  A fantastic change from our 8 lane highways and mix masters.

 

Do you know the purpose for all of the 8 foot tall fences at nearly all the ranches?  I gather some are to keep things out and maybe some are to keep things in?  

 

Without seeing them, I can't speak specifically to them. But, my guess is that they are deer fences. A lot of wineries in Hill Country.

 

Oh, and I forgot, my favorite strentch of road in that area, 183 (other side of Austin) has a speed limit of 85mph!!! Fantastic driving. But, as in all parts of Texas, watch out for the moving DUI's!!!!

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