We were lucky to stay on a ranch in Texas for a few days thanks to the hospitality of Helen. We had a great time exploring the local area, spotting Longhorns, visiting Fredericksburg, Kerriville, a Texas winery and Stonehenge II.
Officially the area we are in is the Texas Hill Country. On our first day we explored Frederiksberg which was started by Germans in the 1800s. We had a lovely lunch at the Peach Tree Cafe before visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War made up of three sites. The complex in the heart of Fredericksburg includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George H.W. Bush Gallery which follows the war through the Pacific from start to finish. Finally, there is the Pacific Combat Zone where guided tours take you through exhibits including a TBM avenger bomber and PT boat. The entrance fee for all three is $14 for an adult.
If you get the chance to visit the museum complex make sure you give yourself a few hours to explore everything.
During our visit we managed also to see Stonehenge II a replica that is two-thirds the originals size and an Easter Island replica statue as well. We also visited a Texas winery which had some great wines. We also did a quick trip to Austin the state capital of Texas and on the way back visited the ranch of President LBJ Johnson. The house is known as the Texas White House. After a few days with Helen we met up again with Debbie’s parents and went on to our next state New Mexico.
Below are some photos from our day in Austin and at LBJ’s ranch.