August 4, 2010
My friend, Kay Staton, and I took a road trip to Fredericksburg, August 4th, 2010. Kay was anxious to try out her new Ford Edge on the road and we were both looking forward to a brief getaway during the hot month of August.
We departed Abilene about 10:30 in the morning and stopped at the Willow Creek Cafe for lunch in Mason, Texas. It’s a quaint restaurant sitting on the town square of Mason. We enjoyed a grilled chicken salad and a turkey, swiss cheese sandwich, which were both delicious. After drinking enough Texas iced tea to float a river, we continued down the West Texas highway.
We arrived in Fredericksburg, approximately 2:00, after the newly appointed navigator (me) struggled a tad to follow the little arrow on the Ford GPS system directing us to our B&B. We found the street we were looking for, but it took several times around the block to find the exact spot of our B&B loft. After we located it successfully, it was apparent that the Carriage House Loft was beautifully decorated and just perfect for our adventure. Fortunately, the B&B was located just a few blocks off of Main Street, so we immediately headed out into the heat to walk down one side of Main Street. We spent the entire afternoon on Wednesday browsing the shops and admiring the gorgeous potted flowers of Main Street. No purchases were made during this hot summer walk—we just browsed, scoped out the possibilities, and enjoyed the “talk”. We cooled off a bit at our B&B and used Yelp to determine the best place for us to eat that night. An Italian restaurant, Bella Pasta, turned out to be our best choice for the evening and neither of us had ever dined there. Of course, I ordered my favorite Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiano, and Kay ordered Bow Tie Pasta and Veggies. The restaurant was small and unpretentious, and our dinner was quite enjoyable.