During our August jaunt in Fredericksburg, we spent a great deal of time viewing and discussing the unique architecture and “curbside appeal” of so many of the houses and shops. Multitudes of potted plants adorn the sidewalks and quaint porches. I particularly love the rock houses. I gathered many ideas for remodelling our garage apartment. Wainscoat seems to be used a great deal on the walls of houses and shops. The German influence of the architecture is quite nice.