The Lone Star State is known for several things; big belt buckles, cowboy hats, broncing bucks and big honkin’ steaks. And, the places notoriously visited are Houston, Dallas, Amarillo and San Antonio. But what if I told you about a cool region in Texas that’s eclectic yet country called Texas Hill Country!
It’s no secret that Fredericksburg, Texas is not only rich in history and German heritage but a mixed bag of culture as well. Located in the heart of Texas Wine Country just outside of San Antonio, this eclectic town has a great punch list of places to visit and things to do! From hiking and camping to learning about the Texas Rangers (not the baseball team) and World War 2, you’ll love this quaint German town that beg you to return. There’s lot to see and do so we put together our first timers guide to Fredericksburg. We hope you enjoy reading about our favorites!
One of our favorite things to do when we lived up in New England was watching the lobster and fishing boats return to port with their fresh catch. The smell of the ocean breeze coupled with thoughts of a good lobster boil on a summer evening just couldn’t be matched. With that, summer was the perfect time to check out the New England summer seafood festivals where crustaceans and sea creatures are the stars of the show…and our dinner plates! Summer, in my opinion, is the best time to visit the North Atlantic coast.
Today, as a nomadic RVer, I still look to the sky the same way as I did those three decades prior. My eyes are drawn up to the heavens above. I still get a sense of exhilaration when I see the Milky Way and points out some constellations. But the only way to get a good view of it is when we’re camping or parked in a dark sky location or dark sky community.
On our National Park’s 100th anniversary in August 2016, we thought it was fitting to visit one of America’s most famous memorials; Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This great memorial is located in South Dakota with majestic views of the Black Hills.
After an incredibly busy, working 2018, the Always On Liberty Crew is eager to set out for big adventures and concentrate on US this year. And, let me tell ya, by looking at our course line, there’ll be no grass growing under our fifth wheel or our own feet. In fact, our National Park Passport will get a quite the workout. So much that we may have to buy extra pages for our cancellation stamps!
Usually folks gather to celebrate the Christmas with their immediate families, however, we celebrated a little differently in 2017. We decided to spend some quiet time at Joshua Tree National Park and to take in the beauty of this National Park’s thousands of Joshua Trees, Cholla garden, Desert Lavenders and Ocotillos. But, we didn’t end up alone…
Every year, hundreds of thousands of travelers look forward to taking advantage of our National Park Free Admission Days. This wonderful opportunity allows visitors to visit our National Parks. Also included are our National Monuments, Historical Landmarks, National Battlefields, National Seashores, etc. without requiring a pass or payment.