An Overnight at the Winery

We left Fredericksburg and are now headed back to Houston, and another visit with our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. But we needed to find a place in between to break up the drive a little. We are members of Harvest Hosts and decided to look at options with them. Members of Harvest Hosts can boondock at a unique location for free, and are simply asked to make a purchase from the host in return. Bernhardt Winery was in line with our travel plans. And I love drinking wine!

We called Bernhardt Winery and made arrangements to stay overnight with them. They asked us to park in a large grassy area that stood between their tasting building and the vineyards. It was a beautiful area and we had a terrific view of the vines. After we were comfortably set up (boon docking and still hitched), we went in for a wine tasting. Usually we share a tasting because Opa has to drive back from everyplace, but today there was no more driving involved. We each enjoyed a tasting and then ordered a glass to sit out with in the garden area. They even allowed us to bring Coda into the yard with us. We had a long lovely relaxing time.

Just before closing time, we noticed another motorhome pull in for the night. We were no longer alone. We shared conversation with them for awhile and then went on to create a fine dinner for the evening.

It was a lovely stay, good wine, and the proprietors were wonderful people. It was very enjoyable and I hope to do this more often. Onward to Houston.

Onward to Texas Hill Country (March 2017)

We have finally committed to turning around and to go east. Not sure that this is the right decision but there is plenty of new territory for us to explore and I am looking forward to new adventures.

The campground was basically a field, but sites were new and kept very clean. The campground stayed about half empty and many days we had a bit of space between us and a neighbors.

It’s been a long time since we’ve been to the Texas Hill Country, so we thought since we were now heading east that this would be a fun stop for us. It was getting harder to find nice camping places now that we are approaching spring break, so we picked Fredericksburg as our base and camped at Quiet Creek RV Resort. Nothing exciting, but we had a nice pull through site with full hookups, and decent space between sites. The place was meticulously maintained. Every morning, staff was out raking and grooming the sites and grounds. There was plenty of room to walk the dog  and even a little off leash fenced in dog park.

Continue reading “Onward to Texas Hill Country (March 2017)”