Monday, July 13, 2015

a perfect babymoon to South Texas

I'm here and very, very pregnant! :D We have been absolutely killing it this summer trying to finish up a few major house projects before the baby comes, and I have had zero time to sit down and write even though so much has happened! :D Once the baby comes, I'm imagining I won't be able to do much but sit on the sofa and nurse so I'm trying to get as much done as I can before she arrives {maybe this week or next?}.

We did manage to squeeze in a super quick babymoon to the hill country a few weeks ago, and I loved every minute of it. It was our first night alone since Zane was born two years ago, and I really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful trip. It was perfect.

Rob's mom and dad kept the kids for two nights while we escaped with no one in the backseat! :D


Our first stop was this famous bakery where we filled a bag with yummy carbs:


A few hours of driving later {which we didn't even notice because we talked the whole time!}, we arrived at the neatest little herb farm in Fredericksburg:


It is adults only, and no pets/no smoking.... i.e. the best place to go on a babymoon EVER if you love quiet like we do. They have a few little cottages and you get one all to yourself. :DDD 


Our first night there we looked up restaurants to eat at based on ratings alone, and drove out to this hole in the wall right by a view of an incredible old railroad tunnel filled with millions of bats (in fact it was the only tunnel in Texas?):


I was too tired to stay for the bats to come out {that and something about a million bats flying over my head felt a tad more horror film than delightful?}, so we headed back to our cottage and woke up late the next morning for lunch at the restaurant on the property. It was in a renovated farmhouse and was as charming as everything else there:




I'm not sure I've ever been more excited about a salad:


I actually loved it so much I've recreated it 15 times since we've been back! :D After a long nap, we went walking on main street and wandered in and out of cute boutiques and a fun ice cream parlor.




I'm always afraid of trying new places to eat, but Trip Advisor never failed us this time. This teeny little Italian place called Pasta Bella was wonderful too:


The cottage gives you a voucher for $10 per person/day toward your meals in the farmhouse, so we had breakfast before we hit the road back home the next day. Rob was in sheer heaven when he found out they served ice cream on their waffles! :)


It was a whirlwind of perfection. Talking, driving, eating, resting, walking main street- what a blessing of 60 hours it was before the baby comes! All thanks to my amazing in-laws- I'm pretty sure the kids didn't even notice we were gone. :)

Hill country, we will be back for you in a couple of years. ;)


p.s. this post was in no way sponsored by anyone, I just had to share this little gem of a place with you in case you're in Texas and want to get away for a weekend. I would go back in a heartbeat! :)
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