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Old 02-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Spent a week in Texas

We flew down to Texas for a week. We stayed at Fredericsburg Tx at the Hangar Hotel. From there we also spent a day at Austin and San Antonio. I'm having a hard time getting the wife to go anywhere in the travel trailer now.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Did you make it out to Luckenbach?
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Did you make it out to Luckenbach?
Yep, but it was on a Wednesday night, not much going on. Just a couple of guys playing in the back of the general store.
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We are also considering this as a possible place to move to. We have to make the trip down again in the summer and see how it compares to St. Louis.
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We have to make the trip down again in the summer and see how it compares to St. Louis.
Hotter, dryer, far more Texans.
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We used to live in the St. Louis area. ...got transferred to TX about 19 years ago.

What we miss the most about St Louis would first be our friends. Then, the four seasons, small ponds/rivers for fishing, trees, fried raviolli and of course Ted Drewes custard.
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We flew down to Texas for a week. We stayed at Fredericsburg Tx at the Hangar Hotel. From there we also spent a day at Austin and San Antonio. I'm having a hard time getting the wife to go anywhere in the travel trailer now.
Way cool hotel! Is that actually a functioning airport?
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Be sure & check out the east Texas pineywoods when you get a chance...

(Crockett, Lufkin, Nacogdoches etc.)
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Be sure to have your passport with you if you visit behind the Pine Curtain.
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Hotter, dryer, far more Texans.
Still trying to scare people away?
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Way cool hotel! Is that actually a functioning airport?
Looks like it. The pictures show mostly antique planes. Central Texas has its "Confederate Air Force" of enthusiasts flying a lot of old WWII planes. You might be out for a leisurely drive on a Saturday in the Hill Country, and suddenly get buzzed by a Zero, followed by a B-17 Bomber. You just never know!!!

Fredericksburg is a very cool place. Really - the entire Central Texas Hill Country is very cool [though it does get blazingly hot in the summer].

But I didn't know about that hotel - it looks pretty new*. The interior pictures look fabulous. The park across from it is a great RV camping spot.

*Actually built in 2002. I can't believe I missed that!
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Looks like it.
Yes, it is an operational airport. The photo of the hotel looks like it was taken from dm's plane.
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Yes, it is an operational airport. The photo of the hotel looks like it was taken from dm's plane.
Yes it was, and next to the hotel is the airport diner. And I got my rental car from the motor pool. Everyone there was very nice.
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Oh...I forgot one more thing I miss about MO...the dirt.

In my area it's the pits.
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Nice drive for bluebonnet sightings...

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Nice drive for bluebonnet sightings...
I will have to check it out. I'm fixin' to head to that area for a week, myself, to make the rounds of Austin/Houston/Alice kinfolk and a couple of new babies.

I hope it's nice weather!

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(Crockett, Lufkin, Nacogdoches etc.)
Just don't tell "too many folks"....
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I will have to check it out. I'm fixin' to head to that area for a week, myself, to make the rounds of Austin/Houston/Alice kinfolk and a couple of new babies.

I hope it's nice weather!

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Late March. Mid-March to mid-April is usually the window, provided there has been rain over the winter. Other wildflowers come on later so even late April and May are nice, but you won't see as many bluebonnets.
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Late March. Mid-March to mid-April is usually the window, provided there has been rain over the winter.
The bluebonnet crop isn't looking too good around us - not enough rain. I have a large area in front of our house I seeded with bluebonnets a few years ago and I watch their progress over each winter. With adequate rainfall they sprout in October and remain semi-dormant over the winter (plants about the size of a half dollar). We had some rain in October and they were looking good, but with no real rainfall to speak of since looks like a sub-par year for TX wildflowers in the Hill Country.
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