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Fredericksburg, Texas

4 February 2017

rain 50 °F

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.
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.
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.
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!

Posted by ErinDriver 16:59 Archived in USA

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