May 23, 2012

Fredericksburg, Day 1

I’m still dreaming about last week in Fredericksburg. Such a sweet little place, and I hope those of you nearby will make a trip there!  For us, it’s a pleasant hour and a half drive over rolling Texas hill country, past farmland and, as you approach town, past plenty of wineries and wildflower fields and stands with just-picked peaches every mile, it seems. Then you get to Fredericksburg itself, and there are restaurants and coffee shops galore, the quaintest little stores you’ll ever see, and of course the cutest bed and breakfasts. (we always book through this site.)  Just a nice place to escape and unwind.
For anyone interested, I wanted to share some of the places we went while we were there…
First stop once in town was Fredericksburg Fudge and Sundries for some strong, Costa Rican coffee and the creamiest milk chocolate pecan fudge. YUM. We were sleepy, and this place was the perfect pick-me-up.
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Next we walked around a bit and had lunch at Auslander, a traditional German restaurant. Gotta have German food at least once while you’re in Fredericksburg! I tried the Rouladen, which is a dish my mom used to make when my family lived in Germany. It was really just how I remembered it tasting when I was little… mmmm. :)
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And around town…
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For dinner we headed a few minutes out of downtown to Cabernet Grill, which was so incredibly delicious. We sat outside on the patio by a little pond complete with a waterfall and lots of Coy fish, and it was just perfection. We shared a salad, I had the trout, Matthew had pork tenderloin, and we shared hazelnut creme brulee…
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Truth be told, though, we got some pretty crappy (too personal to blog about) news while on this trip, which put a major kink in our little fairytale vacation, but such is life, I suppose. You have to learn to enjoy those special moments you’re given, even when life seems to be ploughing on by and leaving destruction in its wake.  When will life ever be going exactly as you planned? The common theme so far is… never.
Check out my post on last year’s Fredericksburg trip, if you’re interested, and stay tuned for one more fun post tomorrow! Happy Hump Day. :)

PS – If you missed it, I posted photos here of the bed and breakfast where we stayed last week!

37 comments:

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  2. Hey, lovely.

    Your pictures are lovely and I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your man.

    Sorry about the bad news. :(
    Will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers!!

    ((hugs))

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  3. That fudge looks delicious!

    Sorry about the news, but I hope you were able to put it aside and enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  4. what a lovely place to visit. beautiful pictures! you and hubby are such a gorgeous couple!

    sorry about the bad news :( but it is true, such is life. i wish it could always good. thinking of you and hope everything turns out well.

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  5. Gosh your photos make me want to hop a plane travel 32 hours and then enjoy this stunning little town. Perhaps I should include it in my planning for 2014 when I want to visit the States again!!!!!

    I'm sorry about the bad news, I pray it all works out.

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  6. I'd heard of Fredericksburg before, but now I really want to go! It looks like such a sweet little town. Sorry you received bad news while on vacation, but I'm glad you guys were still able to enjoy it :)

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  7. I am actually heading to Fredericksburg in a few weeks, so I love this post!! Thanks for sharing, and so sorry to hear about your crappy news. God never gives us more than we can handle - that's what I always tell myself :)

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  8. you have the prettiest eyes!
    xo

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  9. I went back and read the post from last year and was excited to see that you've been caving there! Where in particular? I've been caving here in Austin so I'm interested to find out where it can be done near Fredericksburg!

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  10. What fun! This looks like my kind of trip, I love blogging about trips and learning about new places to visit:)

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  11. oh lovely photos!

    When my dad was in the Army he was in Germany and sent my mom's mom and dad a cuckoo clock... or whatever they are called haha

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  12. Great pics! We have been meaning to head that way from here in Houston, must do it before its too hot!

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  13. Again, love all the pictures. It looks like a very charming little town. That creme brulee looks fantastic. Yum! Sorry to hear you got bad news though.

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  14. God I just can't get over your pictures and how great they are. This looks like such a fun little town. I feel your pain on the news- I got some not so good news this week too and I just can't seem to kick it. It is certainly making me feel like the week will never end.

    Can't wait to see more pictures from this trip!

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  15. You guys both have the most gorgeous eyes!!

    And dang girl, he looks good in those jeans!! (I am rapping this, just fyi. Because I think its a song!)

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  16. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

    Sorry to hear you got bad news - you're right, that's life but it still sucks! Hang in there!

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  17. Sorry you got some bad news :( This trip looks great and all..but the real question is- are your husbands eyes really that blue?! They're seriously beautiful. This may sound like I'm hitting on your husband...

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  18. The place looks lovely, must have been a good trip. So sorry that you got some bad news, we all know you guys had your share the past few months. Hope everything will be ok soon!

    love,

    Cindy

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  19. I've been lurking for awhile but had to come out of hiding to share how much I love these photos! I've been in Dallas for two years and have yet to take a trip down to Fredericksburg, though I've really wanted to. Your pics have convinced me to make the trip! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm sorry you got some bad news while away, but it seems like you're handling it in a really healthy way.

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  20. Fredericksburg is such a sweet town, love your pics!! Hope you make it back during the crawfish boil, just don't bring any dogs, we couldn't get in with our two furbabies. And my hubby and his parents LOVE that little German restaurant too!! I more a fudge fan myself, haha!! :)

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  21. Cabernet Grill's chocolate bread pudding is definitely top 10 best desserts I've ever had... you should get it next time!

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  22. Looks like a great vacation! And your pictures are beautiful!

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  23. You take the most gorgeous photos. They tell such a story. xoxo

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  24. This looks like a really charming area Jenni! All these places you visited seem to have a lot of character (and a lot of great food, too!) Happy anniversary to you! x

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  25. Oh I cringed when I saw all those cuckoo clocks. I own one and HATE having to 'wind it' every day.

    Adorable place though :D

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  26. Oh I am so sorry you got some bad news while on your trip... I just learned this morning that my grandmother passed away yesterday.. I am not going to blog about it... too sad for me. Some things just don't need to be on the blogs.

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  27. I am so glad you are posting about your Fredericksburg trip this week - my husband and I are headed there this weekend! Neither of us has ever visited before, and I am even more excited after reading your posts about your recent trip. After this post I am thinking we need to pay a visit to Cabernet Grill... and the cute place with the fudge!

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  28. Hope everything gets better for you. Sending hugs your way :)

    (just wanted to also say that I love the peeks from the German restaurant. As a German girl living in the States, its always nice to see bits of home)

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  29. Love the pics! You are gorgeous!!

    tychynhansen.blogspot.com

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  30. It looks like an adorable little town, my boyfriend and I also love going on weekend getaways to places like this :) He would have LOVED the German restaurant.

    xxx
    Jenna

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  31. beautiful pictures! looks like you had a lovely time besides the unfortunate, unexpected sad news :(

    question...is that your THEIT bag that you have over your shoulder? I'm decided between that bag and a Kelly Moore for my 5D but i wasn't sure if the theit was too bulky to be worn over the shoulder? it looks perfect in your picture though if that's it!

    :)

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  32. Every time I look at pictures I dream! Sigh. Love them, they're the reason I always come back. Not to mention, I love the style of your writing! :)

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  33. I adore Fredricksburg!! Love your pictures from your little vacation... sorry it was tampered by some bad news. Hope things are going well. :)

    By the way, I featured you in my post today! Check it out here: http://www.fromkristenwithlove.com/2012/05/blog-crush.html

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  34. i am back in scotland. ive missed you. even though i still checked your blog on the reg. obviously. i want a catch up e mail on your life...and i have stuff to tell you.

    oh and i think you're awesome and if/when we move to austin (please lord, its our first choice) can we have a girls weekend at this place?

    that is all.

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  35. Love the pictures and crappy news :( You are such a strong woman, Jenny. I really admire this about you.

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  36. It looks like a lovely town! Sorry you got some not great news though. Hang in there!

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  37. Best blue eyed couple ever! <3 And fredericksburg is wonderful!

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