The Texas hill country is a geographic region located in central and south Texas. Its a beautiful area with lots of wineries and trees consisting of live oak and juniper. There’s also a ton of cedar trees, which aggravate those affected with allergies. That would be us included!
Our quick visit to San Antonio included the Riverwalk. The 15 mile Riverwalk is a concentration of shops and restaurants that dot the river, making it a great way to enjoy the city.
We had to check out the Alamo while here in San Antonio. First a Spanish mission founded in the 18th century, it is the site of the Battle of the Alamo. A long complicated story, including the battle itself, ends with a lot of lives lost and conflicting ownership rights. Now, it is the General Land Office and the Alamo Endowment Association who are planning a future visitors center. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 2015.
Not far from the Austin area is Waco. Why did we go to Waco? Well, that is the hometown of Chip and Joanna Gaines, from HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. They own a mega complex called Magnolia Market at the Silos.
The success of the Silos has had a positive effect on the city of Waco.
Fredericksburg, TX. is a cute little city with German heritage. It is the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during WW II.