Day two of our Fredericksburg adventure began like this:
We got out to Main Street earlier on day two, because the plan was to get our souvenir shopping done, get our fill of German food, and still have time to drive out to Enchanted Rock to see what it was all about. What really happened, however, was that majority of our time on Main Street turned into a bizarre, Wizard of Oz themed game of “I Spy.” I don’t know what the connection between Fredericksburg and The Wizard of Oz is, but I swear, every other store we went into had some kind of Oz merchandise for sale. Don’t believe me?
Day two wasn’t ONLY filled with looking for Oz stuff, however. We also did some souvenir shopping. One of our favorite stores was Rustlin’ Rob’s Texas Trail Supplies. They sold all kinds of specialty Texas foods and you could literally sample everything they sold in the store before you bought it. We ended up buying some yummy snacks to bring back to my parents, plus some stuff to enjoy ourselves.
Our big dilemma was deciding whether we should eat German food for lunch or dinner. But when we walked by the Auslander, we decided to just go for it and do German for lunch. Our theory was we’d be able to walk our lunch off the rest of the afternoon so we’d be able to do something else fun for dinner. We were seated immediately in the dining room, and our table sat underneath a wall covered with cuckoo clocks. The atmosphere was just the right balance of kitschy German tourist restaurant and rustic Texas goodness.
Mr. A and I both ordered versions of the Schnitzel. I had the Schnitzel a La Suisse, and Mr. A had the Texaschnitzel. Mine was basically a schnitzel version of chicken cordon bleu, and Mr. A’s was very Tex-Mex inspired with ranchero sauce and guacamole on top. Perfection!
Eating German food for lunch, however, was….a bad idea. We felt so lethargic and stuffed, the LAST thing we wanted to do was walk around. So, we took the opportunity to head back in the car and drive out to Enchanted Rock. It was about a 20 minute trip, and we had no intention to CLIMB it, but O.M.G. The drive was absolutely BREATHTAKING. Seriously, any of you planning a trip to Fredericksburg, drive out to Enchanted Rock. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
After our joy ride, we stopped at the Fredericksburg Winery for some free tastings and walked away with two bottles to enjoy for ourselves. Photos weren’t allowed inside, but it was a really cool place! And the guy gave us a free corkscrew since we were on our honeymoon. Yay for free stuff! Afterwards, we headed next door to Chocolat, a gourmet chocolate shop. We bought a bunch of yummy chocolates before heading back to our hotel.
We picked an assortment, headed back to our room with our bottles of wine, and ended up spending the evening taking advantage of the Hoffman Haus’s DVD library. We watched the movie “Sideways,” shared one of our bottles from the Fredericksburg Winery, and made the chocolates we’d picked out our dinner for the night. It was deliciously perfect. I couldn’t have imagined a more amazing way to spend our last evening in town.
Up next, we say auf wiedersehen to Fredericksburg and head back to the real world!