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Fredericksburg, Texas

4 February 2017

rain 50 °F

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I still have one more week in Texas so I thought I would make an hour trip north to a German town called Fredericksburg. The downtown is full of adorable shops, restaurants and wineries. After a bit of shopping I found a German restaurant called the Rathskeller which is in the basement of a building dating back to 1852. In old Germany a rathskeller was the basement of the Town Hall usually used as a restaurant or tavern. I enjoyed a delicious bratwurst sandwich before moving on to wine tasting.
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I had on good recommendation that the Grape Creek Winery had excellent wines. Instead of going to the winery I just stopped in their tasting room on main street. I guess I was spoiled with free tasting in El Paso becuase this one cost $19.50. But the wine definately was excellent and they gave a military discount on purchases.
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After a bit more shopping I took a rest in the Fredericksburg Pie Company for some warm peach and blueberry pie. This would have been even more special had it been spring with all their outdoor tables.
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Fredericksburg is certainly charming and worth the drive and I learned a new way to mark your visit! These people have marked their place for eternity in this cactus!
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Posted by ErinDriver 16:59 Archived in USA

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