- I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
March 20, A quick, short, tour of the Hill Country
I've been hearing about the quaint Dutch town of Fredericksburg for sometime. It's located up the road from the Thousand Trails and in the heart of the Hill Country, so off we went exploring. Fredericksburg has a main street with lots of unique shops but a main draw is the National Museum of the Pacific War, which we put on our list for the next visit. There is a nice brewery that serves hand crafted German beers which occupied a considerable amount of our time. We also discovered a kitchen store that had every gadget imaginable for the kitchen. It was huge and I kept getting lost!
There was some distinctive Dutch architecture, but not what I saw in Solvang, California. We'll be returning soon to do some further exploration. There were lots of wine tasting rooms along the main drag. (We had passed several wineries on the way) Also, you can buy beer or wine and drink it out side of the establishments. I'm not sure if this is just a Fredericksburg thing or something that is normal for Texas.
We also stopped at the town of Luckenbach, made famous by the song "Everybody is Somebody in Luckenback" or something like that. It has a huge dance hall and live music. We missed the live music but will be returning again. The "town" is made up of dance hall and a few shops...mostly tourist stuff but fun. The nightly music is the draw.
There was one shop with hats for everyone.
It was a nice day, but way too short. Since we will be in the area for several more weeks we will have plenty of time to go back to both places and explore some of the wineries and definitely enjoy some of the music at Luckenback.