Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fredericksburg

Whew, it's been a while!!! I just feel like it's been so crazy around here for some reason. Maybe since it's December and the Holidays are here ;o)

Well, Scott and I needed a little weekend away so we took a little trip to Fredericksburg the first weekend in December. It was so nice to just get away, relax, do what we want!! We went a couple of years ago and I LOVED it. The little shops are so cute and the town was decorated for Christmas so it got me in the mood for the Holidays.

We ended up lounging around, doing a little shopping, and went to Enchanted Rock. The part I was really excited about was the drive up there. The first time we went, we went through some beautiful hills. I couldn't get to my camera in time so I was excited to go through there and get some pics. Wellllllll, the Garmin lady decided to take us a different route. :o( Instead we were going through the back roads through some scary looking places. Looked like something off of the movie Wrong Turn!!! LOL
We got there and this was our little cabin :o) So cute!
We were told that our cabin was the closest to the Elk pen so once we got there, this is one of the first things we saw :o)
Looks like I was having a conversation with it!!
I don't know if you have ever heard how an Elk sounds but it's the strangest noise! I would have never imagined they sounded like that!!! LOL I wish I could of caught it on video. It's very strange! ;o)

We also had TONS of deer around!!
It's a baby deer! It was so cute :o)
Scott was trying soooo hard to get this peacock to spread it's feathers, never happened!! :o(

Saturday morning, we woke up and went to Enchanted Rock. Enchanted Rock is a HUGE pink granite rock formation that's been around for thousands of years. Anyway, it was a gorgeous day, I think in the 70's. We had planned on doing this last time but it was too cold. We will definitely do this again when we go back :o) The pictures start with the drive up there. Very pretty 15-20 minute drive!
Ummmmm, way up there??
I thought this would have been taller than the one we were climbing, but it wasn't
And yes, it was that steep in some spots:
It was a good little workout! I wish we lived closer so I could just got and climb it everyday!! I really enjoyed it :o)
I had a little anxiety, ok A LOT, about the drop offs and the steepness but I worked through it!! LOL
We made it to the top in no time. I kind of wish we would have slowed down some to take in the views a little more!! **Ahhhhh Hum** (Scott)
I just couldn't seem to move it!! ;o)


Anyway, I have many more pictures but I am going to stop at this!! Maybe next time, Scott and I will go back to do wineries (when the grapes are out) and do the Rock again :o)

Have a good evening everyone!
~Alyssa

1 comment:

~Stephanie Hurst~ said...

Love your pictures! Thanks for inviting me to your blog from Houston Area Mommies I am a new member. Enchanted Rock looks like so much fun! Great pictures! I am your newest follower!