For those of you who have never been to Kerrville before, this is a small town and you won’t have any trouble finding places here. Most of you will exit Interstate 10 onto Highway 16 (Exit 508). The Y O is just a few blocks south on your left.
Our schedule for the weekend will be:
Friday, April 19
6:30 p.m. Our opening reception will be at GATHER, 625 Water Street in downtown Kerrville (use the parking building across the street – it is free – and walk over). We have asked the caterer for heavy hors d’oeuvres, so you won’t need to eat before you come. You will be asked to pay $50.00 per person and that will cover the cost of the room and the caterer on Friday and the meal on Saturday night. If you can only be here one night, it will be $25 per person.
Saturday, April 20
Breakfast at the hotel then gather afterward in the Guadalupe Room for more visiting.
12:30p:m. – We have reservations for lunch at the PEACH TREE in Fredericksburg (just 23 miles north of Kerrville). The cost of this meal is your responsibility. After lunch we have scheduled free time to give you an opportunity to see this charming little town. Get off the main street and drive theirhistoric district to see the old Sunday Houses. East of Fredericksburg, on Highway 290, is the Wild seed Farm that is a fun place to visit. The hills all around Fredericksburg and Kerrville are home to numerous wineries and you might want to stop and visit some of them. Also, you fellas may enjoy the National Museum of the Pacific War. The Wall Street Journal says “A museum of this quality – and importance- needs to be seen … ” April 20 is one of the days they do a living history re-enactment. You could easily see the 3:30 presentation (it takes one hour and fifteen minutes). You will need tickets ahead of time, so if you are interested, go to their web site (pacificwarmuseum.org) and read about it. You can buy tickets on line. Parking is always troublesome on weekends in Fredericksburg, so give your self plenty of time.
For ladies who like to shop, there is ample opportunity around the downtown area. If you come a day early, or stay a day late, I can give you a list of our favorite restaurants. For the chocolate lovers among you (as is my sister, Sue) there is a shop named CHOCOLAT at 251 West Main Street and it willnot disappoint.
If you have been to Fredericksburg multiple times and choose to go back to the hotel for a nap, let me suggest a pretty drive afterward. The River Road (Highway 39) out to Ingram and Hunt winds along the Guadalupe River lined with tall cypresses and affords a shady change of pace. You can turn off at Hunt and drive out past Camp Waldemar as far as MO Ranch, or you can stay on 39 through Hunt and drive along the river past Camp Heart of the Hills and Camp Mystic as far as the River Inn. Every time I take these drives I feel as if I have been set down in the middle of a Nancy Drew book. Many of these cabins and homes were built in the ’20’s and ’30’s and the dormitories at Waldemar and Heart Of
the Hills reflect that era.
If you want to try this drive on Sunday, Hunt is only 12 miles from Kerrville and it is a pretty drive you people from the plains would appreciate. It is just another of the many faces of Texas.
6:30 p.m. We have dinner reservations for 30 at the RIVERS EDGE, a Tuscan Grill serving northern Italian food. The cost of this meal is covered in your registration fee. The restaurant sits on the banks of the Guadalupe River here in Kerrville at 1011 Guadalupe Street.
Sunday April 21 Breakfast at the hotel and we will say goodbye until the reunion in Plainview in 2015.
If I can answer any questions you may have before you come, you have my email address. To be honest I am getting excited about seeing everyone and hope a few more may decide to join us.
See you in Kerrville in April,