Sunday, January 27, 2019
Fredericksburg is a thriving town. The town retains its German heritage well. There are lots of restaurants that serve German fair and the street signs are in English and German languages. It’s difficult to find a parking place in the blocks long business district.
We attended 9am Mass at St. Mary’s Church, stretched the dogs walked the neighborhood around the church.
After Mass we walked aways around the neighborhood. We really liked the architecture of the homes.
We all pile into the car and drove one block to Main Street expecting to find lots of parking available. NOPE! We managed to find a spot two blocks down, away from most of the restaurants and near the Nimitz Naval Museum. Yes you read that right. Admiral Chester Nimitz of WWII fame was born here. He served as a fleet admiral of the U.S. Navy as well as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, commanding Allied air, land, and sea forces during WWII.
After our visit downtown we head off a few miles to another area attraction, Luckenbach (pop. 3). It was first established as a community trading post possibly as early as 1848. The community grew to a high of 492 in 1904 but was almost a ghost town in 1960 when the town was offered for sale. Rancher Guich Koock and folklorist Hondo Crouch snapped up the town and turned it into a festive place.
The following photos are of Luckenbach, Texas:
Many unique festivals and concerts are held here. Entertainers such as Willie Nelson have made appearances. One building consists of the remnants of a post office, a working saloon and a general store. The other is the dance hall. Many concerts are held here annually which have featured big name country artists such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock.
The rest of our day is spent relaxing in the 60 degree sunshine. Tomorrow we are traveling half way to South Padre Island where we will visit our Winter Texan neighbors from our neighborhood in Reno.