Sunday, June 5, 2011

Picking Strawberries in Fredericksburg


Our little family went on an adventure this past weekend to the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg is a treasure, ripe with history and natural beauty.


This unique German town is one of our very places to unwind for a weekend.


Once a year, usually in the late spring or early summer before it gets too hot, we pack up the car and head out.


Last year I was too pregnant to travel so I had been itching to see God's beautiful rolling hills and feel the warm, dry air on my face again.


Our weekend is always filled with delicious food (Fredericksburg Pie Co. and Cabernet Grille to be exact), a little shopping and sight-seeing, the bat cave at dusk (nearly a half million bats emerge every night), and swimming in the hotel pool (our 4-year old lives for hotel pools).


But the best part of the trip is picking fresh strawberries, blackberries and peaches at Marburger Orchards.


We have made such wonderful family memories between those rows of vibrant green plants.


Before we discovered this local farm, I had never tasted warm strawberries right off the plant.  

I'll tell you now, it's a challenge to go back to grocery store fruit afterward.


This gorgeous box is sitting in my refrigerator right now.

Oh, the possibilities... jam, shortcake, pie, ice cream.


What about you? Where does your family go to forget life for a weekend and just enjoy one another?



  1. Oh my goodness, I'm jealous! I'm actually getting married in Fredericksburg :) I love love love it there. I'll have to try that orchard! We went a few weeks ago, and I was hoping to get some fresh peaches, but I didn't see any.

  2. Love the new look and beautiful bright pictures!

  3. Ok, you had me at warm, DRY air! I am already melting in the hot, sticky, humid air we have here in central IL! Looks like such a great family trip...and I am loving your new blog look too! Very fresh!


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