hill country anniversary trip {fredericksburg, texas}

Back in November, Jake & I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, & I am still trying to understand how fast the time flew by. But, I don't think I ever will. We planned a weekend-getaway to Fredericksburg, Texas, & had a great time. I let Jake plan the entire trip, so I was just along for the ride, which I was totally ok with!

We arrived late Friday afternoon & scoped out our living arrangements. Jake had spent quite a bit of time figuring out which cabin he wanted to stay in with this particular bed & breakfast company, but we had no idea just how far out in the boonies we were going to be! Thankfully, we had three neighboring cabins which were all occupied, otherwise I might have had troubles sleeping each night. 

The drive from the cabin to town was about 15 minutes, so by the time we got back for dinner, the sun was already setting. Fredericksburg has an art festival the first friday of every month, & we happened to be there for it. All of the art galleries were open late, & we had a good time roaming around & checking out local art. I found a painting of the dreamiest elk I've ever seen that I simply must have, but it will have to wait. It was only $4,000. Only.

Jake lived a semester in Germany, so to say he was excited about eating schnitzel is an understatement. I agreed to try it & was pleasantly surprised. I couldn't eat it every day, but it was a good meal.

fredericksburg, texas
art in fredericksburg, texas
art in fredericksburg, texas
fredericksburg, texas, at night

On Saturday, we headed out to Enchanted Rock, which Jake was soooo excited about! He loves hiking. While I am not the biggest fan, I'm willing to humor him. I'd like to think I was in a pretty good mood for most of it, but when it came time to get to the actual top of Enchanted Rock, I will admit I was cranky. The slope was deceiving! Part of the problem was that we were kind of off trail for this part, so it was definitely steeper than if we had walked around the top to find the path. Oh well, we both made it. And we're still married. haha The top was pretty windy & it was November, so we didn't stay up there long. Then, it was back into town for pizza. Delish.

hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas
hiking on enchanted rock, fredericksburg, texas

That night, some of our neighbors had started a fire in the fire pit, so we joined them for a few good laughs. This was the same night that a fireball flew through the sky, which we all saw! 

Sunday we packed up & headed back into town for brunch. If I could remember the name of the restaurant, I'd tell you, but I don't. I just remember it was really good, & our waitress there had been our waitress at a different restaurant the night previous. We shopped around for a while, but Jake refused to let me go into The Christmas Store. THE. store. It's probably for the best that I didn't.