You might. But you'd be wrong. Way, way wrong.
|Wild flowers run rampant in Texas Hill Country|
Hubs and I ventured out to Hill Country this past weekend for a quick getaway. We stayed in downtown Austin, but spent the day traveling an hour out to Fredricksburg. There also happens to be some of the most beautiful wineries I've ever seen, and my reference for comparison is Napa Valley.
It. Is. Gorgeous.
It's a historic downtown with a charming, bustling main street. Every shop was lively and booming, and every parking spot was full (we somehow managed to snag one in the heart of downtown, at the strike of noon. Lucky ones, we were!).
The shops range from stereotypical cowboy, Wild West-ern apparel to organic, bamboo baby clothes. There's a local brewery that's been in business for over 20 years and wine shops from the area wineries. There's beautiful local sandstone buildings and classic, 1800's brick and mortar with wrap-around front porches.
|Texas limestone building in Fredricksburg, TX|
|Historic charm of Fredricksburg, TX|
Fredricksburg has cute B&B's to stay in as well as hotels. Or, you could do what we did and stay in Austin, about an hour and 10 minutes (with traffic) drive away. A scenic, beautiful drive to boot, full of additional antique and treasure shops!
After you check out all the shops, there's a Pacific War museum, parks, and winery after winery where you can smell, sample and taste all the flavors of the Texan soil.
Of course, this IS Texas. There is a little Western flavor to be had, even in the midst of a beautiful historic town!
|Just outside Fredricksburg, TX, one can find plenty of Western treasures!|
|And pass a truck full of longhorns.|
Have you been to Fredricksburg, Texas yet?!