Enchanting Enchanted Rock

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

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Russ and Nancy, almost there!
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Once on top, Russ assumed his favorite position – soaking up the beauty of being in the moment.

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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.

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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.

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6 thoughts on “Enchanting Enchanted Rock

  1. Larry and I were in Fredericksburg Texas with Larry’s Dad for his cousin’s wedding. Did you go to the Nimitz Naval Museum there? Enjoy the rest of your trip. Cindy and Larry

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  2. Oops, just looked at the second half of your pictures and saw that you did go there! Great place to visit. We got some good dip ingredients at Rustlin’ Rob’s Texas Gourmet Foods in the downtown area. Happy Trails!

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