Kathy and I enjoyed a mid-week break in Fredericksburg, TX to celebrate my birthday. This was the first time we have been away since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year ago. Now that we are fully vaccinated, we felt more comfortable about traveling even though we followed the other CDC guidelines to wear our masks, and socially distance when in public.

we stayed at the Lodge above the Creek. Although it has changed ownership, we have stayed at this hotel on previous visits to Fredericksburg. On our first day, we enjoyed hiking at Enchanted Rock and a dinner at Otto’s German Bistro which is close to the hotel. On our second day, we visited the National Museum of the Pacific War, walked around the shops on main street, and in the evening had dinner at August E’s.

Kathy and I enjoyed a morning hiking around and up to the top of Enchanted Rock in the State Park north of Fredericksburg. It was a perfect day for hiking, a bit windy but otherwise overcast and cool. The wild flowers were just starting to come out in the park.