Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Texas Anniversary Trip - Part 2

So last week, I left y'all at the end of day 1 of our trip and with the promise to show you our cottage. Y'all. It was too cute for words! I found it online. Here she is: Abby's Guesthouse!
 There's a lot of pictures of the inside so I'll share most of them in a collage. Here's how the website describes the cottage: Abby's melds the French seaside with modern and vintage design for the perfect calming getaway.

Here's what you see when you walk in the front door:
A bigger picture of the living room

And a close up of the shells/starfish hanging beside the large picture:

 The bedroom was just dreamy. That chandelier! It reminded me of a jellyfish (but in a good way!):

 It had a cute kitchenette:
And a pool in the backyard for guests to use! Since it's only for two people, we had the pool to ourselves. What a treat! It was close enough to downtown shopping and restaurants but far enough down to be quiet. We loved it!

The 2nd day after we ate breakfast, we headed to Wildseed Farms.  The fields had been harvested but there was plenty to see in the nursery area. This photo is from trip advisor.
We bought several packets of seeds to sow in the Fall. Excited about that...can't wait to see what will bloom.

Then we visited another winery: Grape Creek Vineyards. Another bottle of wine came home with us. It was a pretty vineyard too!

 There's so many wineries and vineyards in the area. We could have spent an entire day visiting all of them (they do offer tours so someone else is driving!) but we wanted to wander downtown Fredericksburg.

As we came back toward town, we saw this:
Not knowing what it was, plus it was cool looking, we decided to stop. I was hoping for a junk market. Alas, it wasn't. They had clothes but the grounds and building was simply amazing!
 I admit I was disappointed it was a junk market.

On to town for it was Fredericksburg Brewing Co.
Fredericksburg Brewing Co.

Again, the food was excellent and the beer tasty. I had a Rueben Sandwich that was probably one of the best I'd ever had!

We drove around some and shopped at an antique place. I found a couple of Black Stallion books. I adored that series when I was growing up. I'm trying to collect as many as I can find, so I was thrilled!

Supper (for our actual anniversary) was at Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse. It was steak night so I got a steak. Bruce got something else as beef isn't his best friend.
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse
Again, outstanding!

Monday, we headed back home. On the way we stopped at LBJ State Park and the Ranch. The State Park side had a cool Living Farm where you could watch and interact with people. The time period was 1915.
Next to the farmhouse was a log cabin...somehow I didn't get a picture of that. We talked to a woman scrubbing clothes on a washboard. She was really in character! It was really interesting thinking about what it was like to live during that time. The house was surprisingly cool inside. I'd like a dog trot porch. What a nice place to sit during the heat of the day.

We then headed across the river to the LBJ Ranch. Here we got to tour the "Texas Whitehouse".
Texas Whitehouse
It was all done up in 1960s style to reflect LBJ's time in office. Quite the kick seeing the old style tvs and telephones plus other decor.

Airforce One-half is also on site along with several cars LBJ drove.

 We really enjoyed out trip to Fredericksburg! We needed a trip where we could relax a bit. We thought about going to the farm but knew we would end up working so this was really nice. I hope you enjoyed coming along.

Until the next time,



  1. Oh this was a fun second part to your anniversary trip! You have inspired me to get the hubby and make our way that direction in the Fall.
    Thanks for the recommendations on shopping, food and drink too!

  2. Wow ~ y'all really covered a lot of ground in your trip! The cottage is adorable--glad you had fun!

  3. Glad you enjoyed a fun trip. I love a get away to Fredericksburg and the hill country.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful anniversary trip. That little cottage is absolutely adorable, a perfect couples getaway.

    1. It was wonderful! We had a blast and got to relax...something we both needed! 😊

  5. Loved coming along with you Cecilia on your wonderful trip. Glad you had a nice and relaxing fun trip.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  6. I know what you mean about working on the farm! It really is best to just get away once in a while so we don't get sucked in to that lol.

    Very cute cottage Cecilia! Glad you enjoyed your well deserved getaway :).


  7. What a beautiful trip and some amazing places! I'm new to your blog but the moment I saw the bees in the header I knew you were my kind of girl! ;) Looking forward to exploring!

    1. Hi Jamie and welcome! I'm so glad you are here. The bees are our newest adventure at the farm. They are fascinating. Thank you for stopping in.


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