Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finger-lick'in BBQ and a German town.



For our family, a trip to the Texas Hill Country always includes a trip to one of the Lone Star State's finest BBQ joints....the Salt Lick.

It's a cash only joint and there is ALWAYS a wait. But let me tell ya, the scenery outside is just beautiful and the weather is usually pretty comfortable, so the wait never seems to bother us. We love to people watch while we are waiting anyway. :-)











We usually go with the Family Style for our order and I have been doing so good with not drinking my Dr. Pepper's...however, I had to make an exception while at the Salt Lick. Dr. Pepper and BBQ just seem to go hand-in-hand for my taste buds.





The grub was fantabulous --most definitely, finger-lick'in good!


After filling our tummies at the Salt Lick, we hit the road and headed to Fredericksburg, Texas. This unique Texas town is rich in German roots. It was founded in 1846 by German immigrants and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. These days, it is a widely known attraction for many tourists who come to visit the Texas Hill Country. Their historic buildings ooze with German influence. It is such a charming town and you literally feel like you have entered the shopping mecca! Pulling into Fredericksburg, we were in dismay at how much it has grown since we lived in the Austin area 7 years ago.

Here are just a few pictures of the places we visited while there...










I was really digging these boots...but not the price.



I could have stayed in this bakery all afternoon...there are so many goodies to choose from and the bright colors and smell of freshly baked bread and cookies will literally suck you in. They also have all kinds of pretty "stuff" to decorate and adorn your home with.



By late afternoon, we were completely pooped out so we headed back to Wimberley. It's about a 45 min. drive from Fredericksburg to Wimberley, and boy...what a beautiful drive it was.

Here are a few friends we met along the way...






Another beautiful day...spending time in the country and close to nature is most definitely good for one's mind, body and soul.

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

~George Washington Carver

Happy St. Patrick's Day...don't forget to go GREEN today!!

Jennifer

2 comments:

  1. Oh, those Salt Lick photos were killing me! I would love some Texas barbecue right now, and you're right. A Dr. Pepper seems like the perfect drink to go with the ribs, potatoes, bean, cole slaw, pickles. Yummy! Sounds like a fun trip!

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  2. Hi Kelly...we'll have to plan a dinner date at the Salt Lick when you and Kelly get back to Texas! That would be so much fun!

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