Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fredericksburg TX Vacation 2004

In July, 2004, my husband and 18 month old Erin and I went to a beautiful town in the hill country of Texas called Fredericksburg. It was founded by Germans a long time ago and still retains a lot of German charm. The boyhood home of Lyndon B. Johnson is near there, as is Luckenbach, TX, made famous by that country song back in the '70's. We stayed in a small cabin about 8 miles from Fredericksburg and had the most relaxing time. There are three cabins on like 20 acres of wooded land surrouonded by farms and a deer preserve across the road.






This is Gary and Erin enjoying the peace and quiet on the front porch of our cabin.


That little stool where Erin is resting her sippy cup brings back a lot of memories. At 18 months, Erin was saying 1-2 word phrases, but she could babble up a storm. During our entire weekend stay, she would climb up on that stool, point her finger in the air and and wave her hands emphatically, all while babbling incoherently for several minutes. Gary and I had no idea what she said, but she sure was adamant about whatever it was. We dubbed that stool the "soap box" and would say "There goes Erin getting up on her soap box again!" every time she got up there. I wish I had had a Babble-to-English dictionary so that I could translate her impassioned speeches.


This front porch looked out onto a cow pasture. An absolutely gorgeous view. You can't see them in the picture, but there were cows in this pasture.


Gary has this unusual talent where he can bellow just like a cow. When the cows were near the fence, Gary would bellow and all the cows would look up and take notice. I wonder if Gary's bellow sounded like a bull.


This is a wider view of the cabin and front porch.
And this is the inside of the cabin.


As I mentioned earlier, there was (is) a deer preserve on the other side of the road. The cabin operator had automatic deer feeders on the property that activated at dawn and dusk. I think the deer could hear the noise of the feeders and knew it was time to go get some free food. It was a great photo opportunity.


The picture below shows a mama deer and her two fawns. So cute!




19 comments:

Linda said...

Sure sounds like a great vacation place! I liked all of your pictures. And just picturing your little girl getting on her soapbox gave me a smile. Babies are so precious!

Thanks for sharing this on Weds. Walk.

God Bless!
Linda

Tanya said...

What a pretty place to be. :) Sounds like you made precious memories too. :)

Janet said...

Wow! We wanted to visit Fredericksburg when we lived in Texas, but never found the time. Now I hope we'll get another chance. Thanks for sharing your memory.

Lynnette Kraft said...

That looks like a fun getaway. I absolutely love nature and all its beauties...and the cabin looks awesome!

I love the "soap box" moment. Erin is starting early! A girl after my own heart. hee hee

Thanks for sharing your charming vacation. I want to go there!

Sally-Ann said...

Looks like a very relaxing place to have a vacation. I loved Erin's soap box.

Sarah Robbins said...

Look at what a pixie you had! She is so big now. . . I felt the same way about my friend's kids growing as I did my post this week. Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

Looks like a nice place to relax! The pictures are beautiful especially the ones of all the deer!

Your children are adorable!

jamers said...

Too sweet! Love the pictures. What a wonderful vacation spot!Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

Precious memories. I loved communicating with our toddlers.

Kristin said...

My best friend spent her honeymoon there and they go back often. I have never been, but from your pictures and the way she described it too, it seems like a very relaxing and beautiful place to visit!

CornFedMama said...

i love the cabin, it looks soooo cozy! What a wonderful trip memory!

Karabeth said...

This looks like a great vacation.

If you ever get that Babble-to-English dictionary translated I'd like to have a copy. I have a granddaughter who has me stumped. And could you possibly get the work done within the next 6 weeks? The girl is coming to stay with us for 10 days while her parents are in Europe. :)

"Adair Flair" said...

beautiful family! love the walk down memory lane

Anonymous said...

I can just hear Erin Babbleing away. Just like her Mother at that age. G'ma Collins

Elaine A. said...

My husband and I just visited Fredricksbug back in December as a late anniversary trip (without kids!) but that cabin looks perfect for a family stay.

I love the town and all the history. Not to mention the German food!

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