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Old 04-15-2021, 06:47 PM   #1
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Wife and I been married 44 years. Both lived in Texas all our lives. We have been blessed to get to do 5-6 get away weekends per year for many years. Leave Friday and home Sunday. We have been to the following places many times.

Fredricksburg
Grandbury
Salado
Boerne
McKinney
Fort Worth
Grapevine
San Antonio
Gruene
and many others

We are looking for someplace we have over looked that would be a cool weekend get away - we like good restaurants, shopping, etc. where there are B&Bs or VRBO places to stay. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:49 PM   #2
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Kerrville?
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:56 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:58 PM   #4
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been to Kerrville several times - I cannot think of them all but thank you anyways for the suggestion
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:58 PM   #5
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Passed through Fredricksberg on my way too Luchenbach Saturday around 3:30 pm. If youíre going there you wonít be the only one. Took about 20 minutes to get through town. Beer was cold and so was whatever new alcoholic beverage TopoChico came up with. Good time as always.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:59 PM   #6
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Llano, Waco, Marfa, Junction, port oconnor, Mason are all towns Iíve enjoyed.

Some pretty cool spots in Arkansas as well with a little bit of elevation for a change of pace.


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Old 04-15-2021, 06:59 PM   #7
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Oklahoma? Would never have thought of that - I will check it out
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:02 PM   #8
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Llano, Waco, Marfa, Junction, port oconnor, Mason are all towns Iíve enjoyed.

Some pretty cool spots in Arkansas as well with a little bit of elevation for a change of pace.


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been to all of the above other than Arkansas - I will research Thanks
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:03 PM   #9
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Passed through Fredricksberg on my way too Luchenbach Saturday around 3:30 pm. If youíre going there you wonít be the only one. Took about 20 minutes to get through town. Beer was cold and so was whatever new alcoholic beverage TopoChico came up with. Good time as always.
yeah it gets crowded but still the best place for a weekend anywhere - just have to book early
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:13 PM   #10
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I don’t care much for the hill country, we take all our weekend getaways to the coast, even though we live on the coast. Lol. Galveston or Port A is our preference.
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:16 PM   #11
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When the refurbishing is completed, try the Baker Hotel and Spa in Mineral Wells. It used to be a very popular place. The owner is restoring it to the original condition.


https://thebakerhotelandspa.com/



PaloDuro Canyon
There are some things to do, sights and history to see.


https://palodurocanyon.com/
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:28 PM   #12
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Rockport - lighthouse , all the seafound around there including boiling pot. Morning drive to Port A , or another to Aransas wildlife if you like that sort of thing
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:36 PM   #13
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I donít care much for the hill country, we take all our weekend getaways to the coast, even though we live on the coast. Lol. Galveston or Port A is our preference.
yeah I forgot Galveston - been there many times - awesome place in my opinion - same with Port A
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:49 PM   #14
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:51 PM   #15
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Thatís a good choice
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:01 PM   #16
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Come to Granbury eat at babes. Walk the square fish if you want idk About the b&bs there are alot & the hilton is on the lake

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Old 04-15-2021, 08:11 PM   #17
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Ruidoso
Cloudcroft
Big bend
We REALLY enjoyed Tennessee.
Biloxi was cool too but didn’t stay but one night.
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:28 PM   #18
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Congrats on the 44.
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:31 PM   #19
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will check that out - always heard good things Thanks
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:47 PM   #20
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Caddo Lake is a must see. Take a boat tour while there.

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Old 04-15-2021, 08:55 PM   #21
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Around the campfire.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:05 PM   #22
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Congrats on #44.

Personally, I go find the latest and greatest list of best Texas BBQ and follow that :-)

Until lately, DFW wasn't great for BBQ but that has changed dramatically. Happy to provide a list if you're interested. Lots of great options for VRBO close to but outside the metro-mess.

Muenster is doing Germanfest next weekend ~April 23.

Broken Bow is great but I don't love any of the restaurants and shopping is not really there. But the cabins are great where I'm happy to eat my own cooking and the hiking trails and fly fishing are fun. Boat rentals, golf, etc. if you want that.

Tennessee is great and I love the Kentucky Bourbon Trail but that may be farther than you want to go.

Closer to home Petit Jean in Arkansas is very nice and so is Santa Fe, NM.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:07 PM   #23
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If it’s just the 3 day gig like you posted, Glenrose is cool. Killer bbq place on the left, forgot the name, awsome drive through animal park with African animals and Texas animals, paluxy river with dinosaur tracks in the rock.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:21 PM   #24
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Save your get-a-ways if you can. Then head east to Savannah Ga during the early spring. it's beautiful.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:22 PM   #25
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I in same boat. Want to take a three day trip from Houston to New Orleans area. Take some back roads and hit the Tabasco plantation and eat some good food. Really don’t care for Bourbon St.
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:24 PM   #26
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Hot Springs, Ak is about 6 - 7 hour drive up through east, tx and Ak.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:27 PM   #27
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Red River NM is neat.
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Old 04-15-2021, 11:12 PM   #28
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Red River NM is neat.

Just went there last week for our anniversary. Most things are closed right now for Covid and off season. We still had a great time.

Try Big Bend before it gets too hot


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Old 04-16-2021, 12:18 AM   #29
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Caddo Lake is a must see. Take a boat tour while there.

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We did the tour last weekend. It was a lot of fun so I would second Caddo. Also Big Bend & nearby towns, Alpine, Ft. Davis, Caverns of Sonora are beautiful. You could also check out some of the small towns and their local festivals & celebrations.
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:12 AM   #30
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You're doing it wrong. Pick a sleepy little town with nothing to do. Wrastle with your shirts off for 3 days.
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:38 AM   #31
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You're doing it wrong. Pick a sleepy little town with nothing to do. Wrastle with your shirts off for 3 days.
haha - we do that no matter where we are
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:43 AM   #32
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:46 AM   #33
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Congrats, every place I could think of has been covered.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:06 AM   #34
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in Texas, we prefer Galveston area over any.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:07 AM   #35
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Try the Settles Hotel in Big Spring.
Gage Hotel in Marathon and do a drive through of BBNP.
Ft. Davis, stay at the State Park Indian Lodge or one of the BnB's in town.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:23 AM   #36
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Rockport during one of the festivals/market days and stay at Pelican Bay Resort.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:31 AM   #37
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When the refurbishing is completed, try the Baker Hotel and Spa in Mineral Wells. It used to be a very popular place. The owner is restoring it to the original condition.


https://thebakerhotelandspa.com/



PaloDuro Canyon
There are some things to do, sights and history to see.


https://palodurocanyon.com/
I'm waiting for the Baker to re-open and will take my wife there. The man that got me started bowhunting spent his honeymoon there in 1947.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:46 AM   #38
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Hot Springs, Ak is about 6 - 7 hour drive up through east, tx and Ak.
We went to Hot Springs last September for the first time and stayed out on Lake Ouachita. Striper fishing trip was rained out but had a great time.

Broken Bow trip in 2008 in our camper for first time. Beautiful country.

Ruidoso is also a no brainer. Close to Cloud Croft and other beautiful country.
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