Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, By the River cg
Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
102Trip End Jun 30, 2013
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The National Museum of the Pacific War is a must see – huge located in three buildings and the displays, layout and films were excellent. The layout is so well done. The George Bush Gallery follows the war from the beginning of the conflict to the signing of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. Little sections are set up to go island hopping and follow the battles in the Pacific
The second part of the museum was two blocks down the street and it is the Pacific Combat Zone. Here they show you Bombers, PT boats, vehicles used in the war and the strategies of the war and techniques used by the Marines. This is a guided tour on the hour and George and I went but the guide was not good and so boring. It was to last over an hour and the first thirty minutes could have been done in ten minutes so we left. We have never left a tour before but it was so boring and when George thinks the guy was terrible he was terrible!
The third building was the first for the museum and this was the Admiral Nimitz Museum in the Nimitz Hotel that his family built, owned and where he grew up. They have restored the building to look like the hotel did as a steamboat. This building is on Main Street and has displays that give information about the village of Fredericksburg and the history on the Nimitz Family
We walked the streets of Fredericksburg after. This is a resort village in the hill country that was settled by German farmers in 1846. The village was designed like many of the German villages in Germany with a large Main Street that followed the town creek. There are many quaint shops, restaurants (many with German food), wineries, and breweries, plenty of ice cream, candy and fudge shops. Nice town. We ate at the Silver something (I have a picture of it) with outside and inside seating and a musician playing his guitar. We went into many of the local vineyards shops but they were expensive for tasting and the wines were not cheap. Not much room in our RV for bottles and we were afraid the wine would never last until we got home.
Around 2 we headed south on route 16 to another hill country village (no longer a little village)Kerrville
Thursday, March 14 By The River, Kerrville, TX This park cost us $18 with Passport America and they have RV sites and really nice tent sites many sitting on the Guadalupe River. We had a back in site on the river with full hookups, cable, Wi-Fi, laundry, clubhouse, fishing, bird watching, inner tube floating, swimming in the river at your own risk, picnic areas, nature walks and a pool. Check in was fast, friendly, easy and very informative. You follow a golf cart to your site. The RV sites are right next to each other and it seems there are a number of snowbirds here and most will be leaving by April 1. We did enjoy the campground especially walking along the Guadalupe River.