Just north of Fredericksburg TX is Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, a recommended “must see” by our Texas friend, Margaret. With all the amazing scenery we’ve encountered lately, we weren’t prepared to be blown away, but we all agreed this was truly an enchanting place. The hike to the summit of this giant rock took about 45 minutes, with great views all along the way, and a lovely Texas breeze keeping us cool
We had lunch at a German bakery, then spent the afternoon at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the attached National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, home of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during World War II.
One of the finest features of this museum is the Japanese Garden of Peace, a gift from the people of Japan to the people of the United States in honor of Admiral Nimitz.