Monday, September 13, 2010


Ken was gone on our anniversary-Aug 16th. The day he got home was crazy with the girls orientation at school and he had a trip to Austin. Well I guess he made some quick arrangements and he told me to pack a suitcase and we were going out of town for a few days. This is the nice part of 1. Having older kids, and 2. Having a husband who is a pilot. He took his passenger to Austin and then he and I continued on to Fredericksburg, TX. It's about a 4 hr drive from Houston or 1 1/2 by plane. At the airport there is a hotel right on the property called the hangar hotel. It is decorated from the 1940's era, complete with big band music over the speaker system. It was very nice and quiet away from the craziness of regular life. Fredericksburg was settled by German settlers in 1846. Ironic history-a group of mormon settlers that came to Texas in 1847 following the exodus from Nauvoo are credited with keeping the Germans from starving to death. The Germans were not familiar with the land and what crops were appropriate so the mormon settlers showed them how and what to plant and helped to build up the area. It is a very nice tourist town. Lots of little shops and yummy food. There is German fare as well as many others. Don't wait too late though, things close up pretty early. We spent a couple of days browsing the shops. We went to a museum that was all about the pacific conflict of WWII. Probably one of the best I've seen. It was a great getaway and fun way to celebrate 24 yrs. together.

This is actually a cell tower. It has the German decorations to blend with the park around it

The lobby of the Hangar Hotel

Us outside.

In the plane ready to head home.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Hi Maria!

Just checking in with you guys. Hope everyone doing well. Looks like we're all growing up fast. What a beautiful family you have. Say HI to Ken and everyone.

- Dan