After leaving Austin, we park our rig in the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Campground right across the runway from the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, TX. Parked here, we reminisce about our first visit to Fredericksburg on motorcycles years ago. During that trip, we stayed at the WW II styled Hangar Hotel and spent only a short 2 days checking out the local sights. With a week to spend sightseeing this time, we hope to enjoy a few more of this area’s variety of treats.
National Museum of the Pacific War
On our first trip here, we made a beeline for the National Museum of the Pacific War. As we purchased our tickets, the greeter informed us that the tickets are good for 3 days. But we only had about 3 hours. We barely explore the first year of the conflict before we have to leave. On this visit, we allow 3 days (it only took us 2) to immerse ourselves in this ocean of information. The organization and exhibits of this 3 building museum are incredible. We definitely get our money’s worth from this museum.
A Hondo Experience
After all that walking, we retreat to Hondo’s for some lively music, good food and libations. On a weekend evening the number of diners at this indoor/outdoor restaurant far exceeds the available seating. Like everyone else here, we find a couple of friendly faces and ask if we can share a table. We befriend 2 snowbird couples from Canada and North Dakota. Camaraderie, music, Texas cuisine and famous Margaritas – what a fun evening!
Nearby State Parks
We chose to visit just 2 of the many state parks in the area around Fredericksburg. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is about 20 miles north of the town and offers a steep climb to high ground for an incredible view of the Hill Country. Blanco State Park borders the Blanco River and offers lots of shoreline for fishing. We never saw anyone catch a fish, though. Enjoy these photos and a short video of our adventures in these parks.