Sunday after church, we drove north into the Texas Hill Country, and to my great surprise pulled in at a charming bed and breakfast where I'd stayed once before several years ago. Rose Hill Manor, located in Stonewall, TX between Fredericksburg and Johnson City, is close enough to the nearby towns to provide pleasant things to do during the day (and especially on weekends), but secluded enough to be relaxing and romantic and restful. And for us, it was all of those.
The most remarkable feature of this lovely inn is its restaurant--no doubt one of the best kept secrets in this part of the state. John and I splurged with a five-course meal to die for, enhanced by five excellent wine pairings. Here are pictures, albeit not ones that do justice to the dishes since they were taken with my phone in lighting that was designed for ambience and not photography...
Picpuol De Pinet, France
Chateau Lamy Corbieres, France
Pfeffingen Estate Dry Riesling, Germany
Murphy Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel, California
All right, so that was the most wine I've ever had at one sitting, and both of us were glad we were walking back to our cottage...but it was a pleasant walk :-)
Thank you, my love, for a dreamy retreat and for 35 years of being my knight in shining armor. Happily ever after is not just in fairy tales...