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Monday, July 18, 2011

Lucken Through the Years

Jason and I in Luckenbach in 2008...

And 2011...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Recap - Fredericksburg, TX Trip

Last weekend we took a vacation day on Friday and headed to Fredericksburg with The Farmers.  Just like our last trip together to New Orleans we had a great time, eating, drinking, resting and spending time together. 

We hit the road early (for a vacation day) so we could make it to Lockhart, Texas by lunchtime for Black's Barbecue.  I had never heard of it, but it's been rated one of the best BBQ places by Texas Monthly, food shows and won tons of contests.  It was awesome!  Everything was great - we sampled brisket, sausage, and ribs, but the table favorite was the brisket, hands down.  I also recommend the peach cobbler.  One order is plenty for a group of four!

Me and Jason

Jenni & Chris
We then drove to Luckenbach, Texas where as the slogan goes, "Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach."  It was fun, but way too hot (no AC anywhere) so we headed out to Fredericksberg. 

I didn't take anymore pictures the rest of the day...darn it!  We walked around the shops in Frederickburg, ate dinner at Cabernet Grill (yes, we ate chicken fried pecan pie), and enjoyed our cute little B&B Cottage that we found via Main Street Lodging.  We stayed at the "Courtyard Cottage" which I highly recommend- 2 bed/2 bath, fireplace, so cute and cozy and the breakfasts were heavenly. 

We got up, enjoyed our AMAZING breakfast and waited for our bus to pick us up for the wine tour.  We signed up for an all-day, 5 vineyard tour which included a guide, lunch at Rathskeller and air conditioned bus.  It was so great and we met some really nice people (and one really annoying couple who I may have told that their stories were annoying at the end of the day). 

At our cottage

The Farmers and The Purifoys

Wine Tour - Stop #4
Saturday night we had dinner at Navajo Grill.  Sidenote, Jason and I ate there on our one-year of dating anniversary trip...awww! 

More yummy breakfast then we hit main street for more shopping.  We ended the trip with lunch at The Fredericksburg Brewery.  It was a beautiful day so the drive home was nice.  The boys drove and the girls read and slept...perfect!  We even stopped on our way out of town for fresh peaches. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Still Here

Although, I know I haven't been blogging lately!  New posts coming soon.  I've been very busy, but still trying to find time to enjoy the summer.  Over the past few weeks we:

-  Celebrated 4th of July with family and friends in Matagorda
-  Attended the MPI Awards Gala
-  Took a long weekend and headed to the Texas Hill Country
-  Celebrated my 1 year at my job
-  Celebrated a big contract that Jason closed at work
-  Won a trip to Mexico
-  Read lots of books
-  Ate at a #1 rated Texas BBQ joint
-  Worked out...a lot
-  Rested

Hope your summer is going great too!  Talk to you soon. 
XOXO, Chelsea

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