Mar 21, 2011

Spring Break 2011

This spring break we loaded up my mom's 4Runner and headed to the hill country. We made it all but 2 minutes into the drive when we heard the most popular phrase of all road trips, "ARE WE THERE YET?"

We decided to stay over night in Austin to break up the drive a bit and to visit with Nini and Noni...oh, and Uncle Travis, too! We saw Maxie practicing her beam routine at gymnastics, very impressive! We went to a few shops and made a visit to the park in Buda, but mostly just hung out at Stephanie's for the night.

We left in the morning to go to Fredericksburg. Gigi was happy to have company. We did most of our exploring on Friday, when we went to the Pioneer Museum. I had been once before but in the last few years they have expanded it and during the week of spring break they have the exhibits "working". We heard a folksinger sing, Hickety, Pickety. We watched a blacksmith turn iron into a nail. Cade helped make a rope and we sampled homemade biscuits cooked over a campfire. I definitely enjoyed it. Cade loved the school house with the wooden desks, blackboards, etc.

While downtown I went to Rather Sweet for an Iced Coffee and then to a new store, Eve Couture. I bought a few hair accessories and then made my way down the street. Mom and I met up to go to Phil Jackson's and then had dinner at Bejas. If you go, be sure to try the tacos.

Travis and I are planning our 5th wedding anniversary out there. I know there are a million other places to see and visit, but I'd pick Fredericksburg over all of them.

Here are some of the places I'm interested in: The Sunset Grill, Fredericksburg Herb & Farm and SilverCreek Grill. There is also my great Grandfather Althaus' house which is now known as Chateau Merlot, a bed and breakfast just a block away from main street. The list will probably continue to grow. There are so many unique places popping up, I just want to try them all.

Thanks for the fun time MOM!


Suz and Brandon said...

I think it would be a fun place for 5 years!