Throwback Thursday: Girls Weekend in the Great State

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Unless your a resident of the Lone Star State, I have a inkling you’ve not. Fun Fact! Fredericksburg is the 5th largest wine producer in the US! Cheers y’all!

Last weekend Aunt Tina and I surprised Mom with {another} 60th Birthday Celebration! She knew she was heading to the GREAT STATE with two of her favorite people, but little did she know all the surprises we had in store!


We told her to pack her bags- we were heading to Texas! Friday morning we were wheels up for Texas, flying from Atlanta to San Antonio. We picked up our rental car and I played Uber driver for our 57 mile commute to our VRBO rental in Kerrville. (About 25 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.) Mom just couldn’t wrap her head around WHY we had to rent a house if it was just the three of us. Even though we told her it was cheaper than staying in town and probably a lot nicer than the local Holiday Express Motel.

This home was stunning y’all and Erin, the owner, was fantastic to work with. The house was updated and the views were spectacular- the rolling Texas hills made us feel like we were up in the hills of Hollywood. The Master Bathroom had a walk-in shower with three, yes THREE, shower heads! Don’t get me started on the backyard with the fire pit, outdoor kitchen and  infinity pool- absolutely breathtaking y’all! Highly recommend this property if you’re heading to Fredericksburg for any occasion! Wish we could have spent more time there!


The real reason we needed a larger house? It was not going to be just the three of us spending the weekend together hopping around tasting wine. We were spending the weekend with a few of our favorite Texas women- sorority sisters, family, friends from fifth grade and friends that are like family! SURPRISE TG!


Friday Night was spent with guests arriving sporadically surprising Mom. Catching up, laughing like school girls and of course cheers-ing to our Birthday Girl!

Saturday we got up bright and early to hit the Texas Wine Trail! We used The 290 Wine Shuttle Company, which was fantastic! They charter guests around to 13 local wineries for a very reasonable fee. It was so nice not having to worry about calling an Uber or having a one of the girls miss the fun and play Designated Driver.


We started at Barons Creek for a quick tasting of five or six varieties.


They have a huge tasting room, complete with multiple private rooms, a lovely back garden space and gift shop. The Viognier was one of our favorites from the tasting- it has ripe apricot and delicate lemon zest flavors combination in this delicious Texas Viognier. This wine has a long, creamy finish. It’s a fantastic companion for shrimp or lobster with butter sauce.


Mom also really enjoyed their Muscat Canelli, a deliciously sweet and balanced wine bursting with flavors of peach, honeydew and a hint of grapefruit. It is a perfect aperitif on a warm day but you can also pair it with fruit salad or Thai cuisine. That has her name all over it!


From Barons Creek we had a short wait for the 290 Bus and headed to Grape Creek: The Tuscany of the South.


Grape Creek is a local favorite. The property was beautiful! You really did feel like you were in Tuscany! The tasting area was VERY crowded and on weekends they do limit the number of guests per tasting groups. This vineyard was highly recommend, so we broke into small groups for tasting prior to our arrival. Our tasting experience was ok. Our guide was not full of that Southern Texas hospitality until I decide to sign up for their Wine Club. We had to wait over an over an our for a tasting, their restaurant was packed and the check-in station seemed a little frazzled and not able to give us real information the wait time, availability, etc. I wish the customer service experience as a little different because the wine was quite good. We ended up finding a spot to sit and share a bottle and a stunningly delicious charcuterie board together before heading to our final stop of the day.


Our third winery was Fat Ass.


Our favorite for the atmosphere! {With a name like Fat Ass, how could it not?}  It was such fun y’all! Very laid back, low key environment with a live band. So, so much fun! Their wine supply was down when we were there, but they make a wine slushy that went down way too easily! A perfect drink for Summer days. Definitely plan to stop by Fat Ass when you head to the Texas Wine Country! We had the best time!


Whew! Feeling wined-up yet? Hang on and pop over next week for our Travel Tuesday series when we wrap up our weekend in the Wine Country!

We hope you’re enjoying your Newly Newlywed or Nearly Newlywed moments as much as we are!

Cheers Y’all!

Adam & Holly

PS: Remember, we’re newlyweds, not experts!

Tuesday Travels: The Statesboro Swat


Home to Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, The Statesboro Swat and some of our favorite Peachtree Citizens.

{Statesboro Swat= Nats are everywhere, you’re always swatting them away there!}

This past weekend Adam and I were at it again! We made the Road Trip down I-16 to South Georgia to watch my brother, Joey and the Georgia Southern Eagles Class of 2015 Graduate. We started the celebration like we would any other, with a Tailgate. Cheers y’all!


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Joey waving after receiving his diploma.

After the ceremony the five of us continued the Road Trip to Savannah. Thankfully we had beautiful weather! There was a cool breeze coming in from Tropical Storm Ana and no rain! We had lunch at Tubby’s Seafood on River Street.  Walked around downtown and had to grab a beverage at Wet Willies!


Our hotel was fantastic! Move over Marriott- Kimpton Hotels may just be our new favorite brand! Adam and I stayed at The Brice Hotel and had a beautiful room over looking the Savannah River. It was trendy and chic even offering yoga mats, bath robes, and flash lights in each room in case of an emergency.

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We were welcomed with a bottle of Champagne, Kimpton Brand Cookies, fresh flowers and Homemade Cupcakes! What a wonderful welcome for our first time visiting! The staff was so friendly and helpful- they only have street parking and gave us suggestions of the closest, free places to park! Each evening the Hotel has a WINE HOUR- we were hooked!


{The Brice Hotel is DOG FRIENDLY. We didn’t tell Samson. Shhh!}

Mother’s Day we surprised Mom with lunch reservations to one of her favorites, Paula Deen’s The Lady & Sons. (Did you know they take reservations now?) Nothing says Savannah like Southern Fried Chicken, Sweet Tea with Mint and Butter Biscuits y’all! We did a little shopping around town and heading back to Atlanta!


Although we spent just a few hours in Savannah it was a wonderful weekend trip! We’d love to hear your favorite spots around Savannah- it’s just a 3 hour drive from Atlanta! Congratulations Joey and the Class of 2015!


We hope you are enjoying your Newly Newlywed or Nearly Newlywed moments as much as we are!

Cheers Y’all!

Adam & Holly

IMG_9700PS: Remember, were newlyweds not experts!