Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fredericksburg, TX

Medina Highpoint Resort
Medina, TX
November, 2017

Hill Country refers to a region of central Texas that includes all or part of 25 counties.  The majority of our time has been spent in the Upper Guadalupe River & Medina River Region visiting state recreation areas and the towns of Kerrville, Comfort, Medina, Bandera, and Boerne.  We did venture out to the Fredericksburg Region with Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and the historic town of Fredericksburg being the big draw.  We made two attempts to visit Enchanted Rock, but construction closings and a trip to the orthodontist for me interfered with us hiking the largest pink granite monadnock (I had to look that word up!) in the United States.  It was designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1936.

We did, however, visit Fredericksburg to soak in the history and flavor of one of Hill Country's small Texas towns that began in 1846 as a German outpost. 
This 26 foot carousel structure is a Christmas Pyramid and is a traditional German Christmas decoration dating back to the 16th century.


Woodworkers would use their moving art to capture children's attention and teach them Bible stories. The  artisans would create figurines depicting each part of a story and arrange them in order on the tiers of the pyramid.  Typically they tell the Nativity story of the birth of Jesus. 












We enjoyed strolling the sidewalks filled with flowers and benches.  This day, there was lots of excitement in the air as most store fronts were being "dressed" for Christmas.  


Between buildings and behind buildings were quaint and cozy gardens.








And our stop would not be complete without a few cowboys necessities like boots...













spurs, 






a hat, 
Joe is quite a handsome cowboy! 
and a pony ride !

Our grandson Felix gets horse riding lessons from Joe.
Our month at Medina Highpoint Resort has flown by.  We have discovered there is lots to do in Hill Country and we barely scratched the surface.  Fall has certainly been a great time to visit.  






Our adventure on two-lane roads through tiny towns has come to an end.  Tomorrow we travel...onward and southward towards the Florida Gulf.  We will call another RVC Outdoor Destination property home for the month of December.  More on that later.  

Joe and I had a nice surprise yesterday.  Clyde, Joe's friend/boss from his Navy days back in the 60s and his wife Pat pulled in to Medina.  We had a lovely visit with lots of laughs last night and are looking forward to seeing them again tonight.    

Until next time...








Sites like this are common on the winding two-lane roads.

 HAPPY TRAILS ! 

14 comments:

  1. We stayed in Fredericksburg when we visited the Hill Country, it sure is a cute little town, and your photos do it justice! It's too bad you didn't make it to Enchanted Rock, it's a neat place too.

    I bet the month near family was fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Next time Enchanted Rock will be at the top of the list...I was very disappointed to miss it this trip

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  2. This is an area we definitely want to get back to - and your photos really draw me in! I think your stirrups are really spurs though :-) I love the historic photos on the old stone walls and the glass bug statues!!

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    1. How embarrassing! Thank you Jodee! I do think you would like it here! The rides are beautiful and the towns are amazing! And all the recreation areas are dog friendly so Tessa will have a great time too!

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  3. Love Fredricksburg! There's so much to see and do. Thanks for taking us along.

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  4. Love the Texas hill country and Fredericksburg, beautiful country side. Travel safe and enjoy your month in Florida.

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    1. Thanks! I agree George and Susie! I can definitely see us stopping here again.

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  5. Yes indeed E-Rock is a must see... don't miss it next time!

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    1. I was so disappointed! It’s at the top of the list for the next visit!

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  6. Looks like a very interesting area. Love the photo of Felix riding the pony. I haven't seen one of these a long time. Enjoy the Florida Gulf area.

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  7. We really enjoyed our time in Fredericksburg this pasr spring but look forward to seeing more of the Hill Country after reading these posts. Just one question though.....which one of you wears those spurs­čśë

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    1. Me of course...ha, ha! I really do think you, Dave and Lew will love the state recreation areas Sue. All are beautiful!

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