Fredericksburg on the 4th

For the 4th of July weekend, I headed down to Fredericksburg, TX! I only discovered this place a couple of months ago as it started popping up more often on the Dallas blogging scene as a spot to visit. It is known as Texas Wine Country and it certainly lived up to its name. It is a little over four hours southwest of Dallas and once you arrive in the town, you see so many wineries and vineyards.

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Fredericksburg is a small town of German influence where, apparently, German settlers moved and established their customs in direct rebuttal to English customs. Though today it is very much Texan, you can find German restaurants to get that semi-authentic experience. I say it’s a small town because there are not that many people and there isn’t much to do outside of the city center, but the actual town is pretty spread out due to the amount of farm land. We attempted to plan in advance by booking a reservation at a wine cellar for a tasting and eat at a German restaurant called Otto’s, but in typical fashion, things did not totally go according to plan.

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4th of July Fail

4th of July Fail

I spent my 4th of July in LA for the second time and it was as big of a fail as the last. But at least the rest of the week wasn’t.

I happened to have an even longer ‘weekend’ this week so naturally I flew to a place that I would actually need that much more time: my second home. My friend Cynthia picked me up on the morning of the 4th and we spent most of the day at my friend Alex’s house. Initially, we planned to go down the street to the Queen Mary to watch fireworks, but those plans changed last minute when most of the group decided on Redondo Beach.IMG_5248IMG_5200After a 30-minute drive and an endless search for parking, we walked another 10 minutes only to find out that the firework show was about 20 minutes and the finale was all of 10 seconds…meaning we missed it while we were walking… When I saw fireworks there in 2015, I don’t remember the duration because we were so far away we could barely tell the show was even going on (a.k.a. The First Fail). But when I asked people if that was really it, everyone seemed confused why I would think it was longer. I was pretty over it and ultimately decided that I wouldn’t try 4th of July in The City of Traffic again. The true highlight was the cute pictures we got at Alex’s house earlier that day! Continue reading “4th of July Fail”

Fireworks_Drake.mp3

(If only I could have put the American flag emoji as my title, but I think it works for now)

Now that I’m working full-time, I find that as much as I hate being at work all of the time, I would prefer to work than be sitting around doing nothing. So when we had the day off on Friday, I rather wished that I was collecting those hours, but it did allow me some time to go do things without the Saturday rush that I’ve had to become accustomed to. It was pretty shocking considering that it was a holiday weekend that places were not as crowded as I’d expected them to be, but I also wasn’t complaining. Continue reading “Fireworks_Drake.mp3”