First I have to say that in all my life I have never seen the wildflowers looking so wonderful and amazing. As I drove along Hwy 84 between Fairfield and Waco, I kept wanting to pull over and just gawk. Fields and fields of bluebonnets and beautiful patches of mixes of paintbrush and evening primrose and yellow daisy types and little purple pink ones that I don't know that name (please don't tell my highschool botany teacher!). And when we drove down 16 south of Llano, part of the Willow City Loop, everywhere we looked it was amazing, especially the white poppies. OK- I have gushed enough.
We wandered along Main St. in Fredericksburg Friday afternoon and really enjoyed looking in all of the little shops. It was quite crowded in town, because of the Easter weekend I asssume. Had a beer at the Fredericksburg Brewery- wouldn't mind hanging out there with my husband sometime and watching the big screen TV. Had dinner at Der Lindenbaum- small place, only seats around 40 I would guess but great jager schnitzel and friendly service. My sister enjoyed her glu wine (sp?)
We stayed at the Rose Hill Manor in Stonewall, 15 miles from Fredericksburg. Everything that has been said on this forum is true- it was wonderful and so relaxing. Mind you- it was sleeting and snowing both Friday night and all day Saturday and that night- but we didn't care. My sister and I enjoyed our little cottage, sat and read, went over to the main house and had a fruit and cheese platter and wine. We ate the prix fixe dinner Saturday night and really enjoyed the variety of it. Not all of the dishes are something I would want again but I am glad we gave it a try, especially the tenderloin- wonderful. Breakfast was also good for a change of pace- I really enjoyed the eggs Benedict.
Sunday morning, we had to scrape ice off of the car before we left- what a special Easter Sunday memory! There are three llamas there and they didn't seem to mind the cold one bit. Saw lots of deer on the property as well. The views from Rose Hill are just beautiful.
Headed up 281 to Marble Falls. Had wonderful pancakes at the Bluebonnet Cafe. Not as many wildflowers along this route but still wonderful Hill Country scenary.
The whole trip was just terrific- I hadn't been down there in a long time but am so glad we finally had our "sister's weekend". Even if you just drive through the Hill Country, it is well worth the time.