Monday, October 17, 2011

Hittin' the TX Wineries

The other weekend we went to Fredericksburg. It's a German town that is surrounded by a number of wineries. We decided to spend a few days there and check it out. By the time we arrived, there wasn't much time until our dinner reservation. The weather was beautiful, so we sat outside on the patio.

There was this big water feature throughout the patio area that had waterfalls and ponds full of fish. I spied what looked like a gumball machine, but when I looked closer it was fish food! Neat!

It was a perfect night and I didn't know that the next day it was supposed to be raining.
And, it did. There was not one person complaining though. The drought, while it should be great for the quality of the Texas wine for this year, hit the area hard. The peach trees didn't look so good and the ranches we passed on the drive down were so dry that they looked like they were clear cut.

I think we went to 7 or 8 wineries. The wine was pretty expensive, so I turned into a bit of wine snob and we held out only getting a few bottles that we could only get there and we both really loved.
I took pity on my husband and while we walked past a lot of shops, I only went into a few. My hunt for boots continues!

While I liked both of these, they are pretty limited use with my wardrobe. So, I passed on both.

It's a long drive, so after sleeping in and a very healthy breakfast, we hit the road back home.

11 comments:

Kristin50 said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Glad you were able to get away!

Angela said...

Gasp!! The Texas flag is upside down. Maybe they need to lay off the wine. Glad you had fun! Love Fredericksburg!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

I love Fredricksburg too! Sounds like fun, LOL @ Angela...such a good principal!

Dawnya said...

LOL...only Angela would notice her beloved Texas flag hanging incorrectly. LOL

I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend. All I keep thinking is husband & wine...sounds like the perfect weekend.

Andrea said...

How fun! I went to Fredericksburg this summer for a bachelorette party and we had so a good time!

~Lisa~ said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend - good for YOU!!! I love visiting wineries!

Justawallflower said...

Oh my, I love both wine, and those boots! What a fun weekend!

Laura Belle said...

I want a new pair of cowboy boots. But I'm having a hard time shelling out $250 bucks for the one pair I really want. Damn expensive leather!

Looks like a great weekend!! I may have to visit there sometime!

Amanda said...

how in the world have I not been following you!! I blame blogger.

Ronnie said...

Yum, donutttttts.

Glad you had a good time, lady!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

For real? You walked by boots without buying? I can't be your friend anymore. lol