Springtime in Fredericksburg, Texas


If not my Favorite Town in the Lone Star State

Flowers by Old Wagon Wheel


  • Fredericksburg is at its best in the springtime, when the wildflowers are in bloom.
  • The area is also becoming well know for its wineries and bus tours.
  • Do not miss the chance to visit Enchanted Rock and drive the Willow City Loop.


I just wanted to take this little buckaroo home!
Little Texas Cowboy
If you said I had a special place in my heart for Fredericksburg, you would be right.  This is by far one of my favorite towns in the state. I’ve been here so many times over the past thirty years, I could almost be a resident, yet I live five hours away.

Even our bluebonnets salute the red, white, and blue.
(Photo taken at Wildflower Farm)
Red White and Bluebonnets in Texas

With spring in the air and the wildflowers in bloom, I once more felt the need to travel deep into the heart of Texas.  So we hitched the Casita to the Jeep, and headed off to the Fredericksburg KOA (a place I have stayed many times before).

Once settled in our campsite, with camera in hand, we headed off to some of our favorite locations (Fredericksburg Main Street, Enchanted Rock State Park, Luckenbach, Pedernales Falls State Park, Wildflower Farm, just to name a few) to take these pictures to share with you, and hopefully giving you a sense of the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

I couldn’t decide if this bluebonnet
was lonely or proud…

(Photo taken at Pedernales Falls State Park) Lonely Bluebonnet in Rocks

I never miss a visit to Fredericksburg without climbing
to the summit or walking around Enchanted Rock.
Image of the Padilly’s standing at the Summit Marker.Padilly's Standing a Summit Enchanted Rock

This is our location on Google Maps Google Location on Enchanted Rock

With the sun setting low behind us, and the full moon rising in the east,
I was able to capture this unique photo of the Padilly’s during sunset at the Summit.Sun Setting Low and Moon Rising

While today’s Luckenbach may not be the same one Waylon and Willie sang about, I always love hanging out here to do a little people watching.

Motorcycles are a common sight in Luckenbach, Texas where “Everybody is Somebody”
Harley Davison parked in Fredericksburg

“You know you’re a Texan
when you measure distance by minutes & hours, not miles.”

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15 Comments  to  Springtime in Fredericksburg, Texas

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is always heartwarming to hear how someone who has adopted our state say how beautiful and interesting our beloved state of Texas is. Thanks for all your postings – just discovered your blog. Love the decor and all you’ve done in your Casita. Happy traveling. Jan Denney

    • Mrs. Padilly says:

      Thank you, Jan. It’s not just the red, white, and blue of the American flag the flows through my veins; I’m proud to be an American and a Texan. Beautiful state, beautiful people.

  2. Gerri Jones says:

    What a great post of some fantastic memories made in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas!! Isn’t it fun to just be able to “hook up” the Casita and take off to explore amazing places??? We are looking forward to doing the same!!

    • Mrs. Padilly says:

      Yes it is, Gerri! Camping in the Casita is as peaceful as chicks snuggled inside their eggs! Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  3. gpcox says:

    Looks like you two had a ball. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

  4. Pit says:

    So you were here in Fredericksburg! You should have come by. Would have loved to say hello to you,

    • Mrs. Padilly says:

      Hi Pit! I thought about you, but we were literally there for two nights (one full day), and we spent some of that time in Johnson City and Kerrville (it was a busy trip!).

      I promise, the next time we are there, I will contact you before we leave to make arrangements for a visit!

      • Pit says:

        Hi Mrs. Padilly,
        You must really have had a BUSY schedule. Well there can always be some other time. I’ll be looking forward to that.
        Have a great week,

        • Mrs. Padilly says:

          Yes…too busy. The truth is, my hard drive on my Mac crashed at the start of this year. Everything was backed up EXCEPT my 2014 photos! I LOST EVERYTHING! 🙁

          I’m kind of on a mission now to go back to everyplace I visited in 2014 to take new photos (which will be hard because it includes four other states).

          Next time we are in Fredericksburg it shouldn’t be so fast paced, and we’ll definitely say hello.

          • Pit says:

            Now that’s something I really dread: a hard drive crashing. I know I should create frequent back-ups, but I usually forget.
            My wife lost about 500 of her pictures of a Panama cruise lately when her cell-phone had to be completely reset.
            I hope you can kind of recreate your lost pictures, at least most of them. I’m really sorry about that experience.

          • Mrs. Padilly says:

            I know your wife’s pain! I have four backup sources now!

          • Pit says:

            Luckily, she had taken close to 700 more with our small Nikon, and those are still there.
            All that reminds me of the urgent need to create and maintain good backups of my data.

  5. Tonita says:

    Ahh,, beautiful pictures of Texas- you are quite the photographer. Thanks for sharing. I know lots of people love Fredericksburg. Even more fun with your adorable Casita in tow, I bet. I finally hitched up my Casita after a decade of no use and made up for lost time. I filled it with my kids, a Rott-Mastiff/a Rottie/a Mini Aussie and then filled my SUV with 2 cattle dog husky mixes and a cat and my Aunt. We then drove 3K miles to NC and said a forever goodbye to rainy WA state. What an adventure. Never took one picture along the way. I am SO glad that trip is behind me. It did however make me consider keeping my little Casita for a future trip about 5 years from now. lol.

    Oh, thanks for the inspiration as I did glamp out my Casita just a bit. But it didn’t look the same way by the end of three THOUSAND miles across the U.S….ha ha.

    • Mrs. Padilly says:

      Hi Tonia!

      Wow, that was quite a crew you carried along in the Casita! I have visions of you, the kids, dogs, cats, and aunt in your Casita. Oh my! 😉 I’m sure it didn’t look the same after 3,000, but settling is North Carolina makes for a great ending! I have an old colleague who lives there, and the pictures he posts are beautiful. Best to you in your new home!!!

      I would love to see what you did to your Casita. If it is anything like your tiny house, it must look awesome! Did you post images? If so, please share the link here so I and others can see it. 🙂