Mountain Home Meander back to Fredericksburg

Due to poor wifi, the blog is a little behind. On Day 27, we drove out to Mountain Home where the cyclists had stopped on Day 26

Bill arrives in Moutain home, Day 27
Bill arrives in Moutain home, Day 26

and they resumed their trip on in to Fredericksburg, dodging raindrops and some heavy winds.

Leaving Moutain Home, headed to Fredericksburg, Day 28
Leaving Moutain Home, headed to Fredericksburg, Day 27
Preparing to depart Mountain Home, Day 28
Preparing to depart Mountain Home, Day 27

It was a short trip and naturally the cyclists were hungry when they reached Fredericksburg. Since the rain had stopped we all walked to Cranky Franks BBQ – only about a mile away. Just our luck the rains began again, but Cranky Franks had outdoor seating so we could dry off while we ate.

Bill and I walked back into town and headed for the bicycle shop as Bill’s gears were deteriorating from sunscreen on the rubber handgrips and twist gears. The bikeshop did not have the gears that Bill needed so we walked back to the RV, passing by the famous Twisted SIsters bakery. Earlier in the morning we had stopped for some breakfast pastries (you know Kim and her pastries).

Morning visit, Twisted Sisters Bakery, Day 28
Morning visit, Twisted Sisters Bakery, Day 27

The baker had indicated that they would have cinnamon buns later in the morning. I stopped in to check if any were left and bought one, only to be given the four that were left for the price of one.  We saved these until Saturday morning when we all had one for breakfast.

Great cinnamon buns, Twisted Sisters, Fredericksburg, TX
Great cinnamon buns, Twisted Sisters, Fredericksburg, TX

Texas Hill Country scenery following the cyclists to Fredericksburg

Texas Catholic Boys Camp and Retreat Center near Kerrville, TX
Texas Catholic Boys Camp and Retreat Center near Kerrville, TX
Texas hill country
Texas hill country
Tecaboca (Texas Catholic Boys Camp)
Tecaboca (Texas Catholic Boys Camp)

Day 28 – heavy rains and flooding are predicted so we packed up the RV and headed to Austin in the hopes of finding a bike shop that would have the gears that Bill needed. We stopped at Andy’s Steakhouse for a great country breakfast and a great start to my birthday.We passed several wineries on the way out of Fredericksburg (another reason to return to visit).

We arrived in Austin and found the Bicycle Sport Shop which had the gear shifters, etc. that Bill needed. We also met a couple traveling from St. Augustine to San Diego on a Cannondale tandem. They were in need of an axle skewer for a Bob trailer/tandem rear wheel, which Bill just happened to have on his bike and didn’t need. Bill passed it on to them. We headed out to the Midtown RV park, a poor excuse for an RV park, it is really a trailer park with a few sites for overnighters. Since the rain was heavy, we parked and set up camp. Bill worked on his bike and installed the new gear shifters, etc., while we read and drank tea and other beverages in the RV.

Kim cooked a wonderful birthday dinner for me from her purchases at Opa’s meat shop in Fredericksburg; all kinds of sausages, good German potato salad, and sauerkraut accompanied by a great red wine, Apothic – which Kim and I polished off to celebrate!

Celebratory beverage
Celebratory beverage

Day 29 – due to RV “cabin fever” and the poor quality of wifi and the RV site, we have evacuated to the Barton Square Mall – a movie and lunch are on the schedule as well as using their great wifi! Thank you Barton Square Mall. We also plan to head back to Fredericksburg as the cyclists need to get back “on route” and we know a good RV park in Fredericksburg! Stay tuned as we are staying dry and safe during these heavy rains.