Exploring the Texas Hill Country

LOCATION: Housesitting in Fredericksburg, Texas

WEATHER: Beautiful! The sun came out! High about 70

We spent a quiet morning at the house: George worked on income taxes, and I cuddled the dogs. Then, off to explore the area.

First up was lunch. We stopped in Boerne at a cute brewpub. The weather was so nice that we sat in the outdoor patio. The brewpub overlooks a river. There are ducks all around the river and the road in front. I guess that is how it got its name – Dodging Duck Brewery….

Check it out at http://www.dodgingduck.com.

The geography for this part of Texas is quite different. There are lots of rolling hills and buildings are constructed with local sandstone. In the spring, it is famous for its bluebonnets and other wild flowers. We read that many years ago, Lady Bird Johnson (former president LBJ’s wife) had a passion for beautifying Texas roads. She gave all the policemen bags of wildflower seeds and instructed them to throw out seeds onto the sides of the roads whenever they pulled someone over. Cute story!

We took the backroads home toward Fredericksburg. We stopped in Sisterdale for a wine tasting. The winery there is the only thing in the town. It is located in an old cotton gin building. Check out the website for photos – http://www.sistercreekvineyards.com

From there, we drove a few miles to Luckenbach, population 3. The only thing there is a large venue for outdoor concerts. Fun place!

Back home, we enjoyed the last of the day’s sunshine, in the backyard with the dogs.

DINNER: Lasagne. I made way too much, so I see leftovers in our future.

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