Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hill Country Getaway

For Christmas, my sister Alison gave my mom a "coupon" for a weekend retreat in Fredericksburg for all the girls to enjoy. Finally, this last weekend all of our schedules coincided and we were able to cash in on our trip! It really is a rare day when we can all escape from our lives at the same time. With that said it wasn't a very long weekend, but still very relaxing and fun!

Alison did not get off work until noon on Friday, so when she got off we headed to Fredericksburg from Temple. We decided to take the scenic route (through Marble Falls and Johnson City) in hopes of seeing some spring flowers along the way. We saw a few patches here and there but they definitely aren't in full bloom yet. We stopped at Whittington's in Johnson City to get some delicious homemade beef jerky!

Most all of the shops on the Main Street close around 5, so when when we finally got into town, it was too late to shop. So we took our stuff to our incredibly cute B&B called Aunt Violet's Cabin, and then drove up and down the main street to plan our Saturday so that we could maximize our time.

Overall, we had a great time. I didn't purchase too much because I really don't need any home decor. I did get a few things with birds on them to add to my current bird fetish. Hopefully with these new additions my bird obsession will be satisfied, for a while at least =)! We ate at Fredericksburg Bakery for breakfast and got some things to go as well =). For lunch we ate a Rather Sweet Bakery, it was wonderful! On our way out of town we stopped at Wildseed Farms, but again the flowers were not really in bloom yet. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

On Saturday night, I met Drew and some friends in Austin for a friend's birthday celebration. We had a great time hanging out and celebrating!! I don't have any pictures to show for it, but trust me it was fun!


  1. Awhhh....looks like you gals had a great time! Wish I had been with you. Glad you are blogging these days!

  2. Love the pictures from your trip! Happy you started a is my way to vent after a long day..or week and keep up with people.

    P.S. Thanks so much for coming to Austin to celebrate Steven's birthday with us. It would not have been the same without yall..and YES it was a lot of fun!