We are in Fredericksburg, Texas. It’s an impressive town with many of the original stone houses and buildings from the beginning of Fredericksburg which was founded in 1846. Although the town was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia, old-time German residents referred to Fredericksburg as Fritztown. Some of the businesses still use the nickname in their names.
The town is also noted as the home of Texas German. Most of the German settlers refused to learn English, so they developed their own dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers.
Richard and Jack went their merry way to see things they would enjoy like Street Dreams. Evidently I missed a great attraction. Here’s a link if you care to check it out. http://www.streetdreamstexas.com/
Jeannie and I hit some of the unique antique stores on Main Street. I found a couple of things I couldn’t live without. J I found a rolling pin to add to my collection. Of course, cookbooks were involved in most of my purchases.
In the mid-afternoon, Jeannie and I dragged our hot and tired rears into a wine house which had the catchy name of House.Wine. They have rich, fine furnishings arranged for cozy seating. We bypassed those and went straight to the bar. We soon found their wines were rich and fine, too.
House.Wine. Main Street, Fredersburg, Texas
It had been hours since we’d eaten lunch, so we ordered a cheese platter with some of the best tasting cheese I’ve ever had. It also had apples, thin crackers, olives, and salemi.
All in all, it was a great day. We will be here for several more days. Tomorrow we will go to the Nimitz and Pacific War museums.