Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fredericksburg, Texas

Yes, I DO drive the big rig diesel pusher! It's fun and easy (well, at least on the Interstates..)


Gregg still does the hard part of driving but he has found he really likes my new front passenger recliner seat...

OK, now what could be better than a cute little town of 10,000 or so that has German Biergartens and breweries and friendly people???

We've been through Fredericksburg twice before but this is the first time we've been able to stay long enough to see a lot of it. We are loving it.

Newly re-opened 12-7-2009 by George H.W. Bush is the National Museum of the Pacific War and it is world class ... absolutely fascinating. Admiral Chester Nimitz was born here in Fredericksburg.

See some of my pictures here:

I loved this pennant, the personal motto of a ship man that means "What the Hell." It confused the Japanese, stopped a bombardment, and allowed evacuation of some missionaries in China.

There is so much interesting information in this museum. I learned that the Japanese did not surrender right after the dropping of the 2 big bombs. Almost a week later 800 bombers and 200 fighters dropped another 6,000 tons of ordnance on 8 more Japanese cities before they surrendered.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

May we all learn from a museum like this...the best we have seen since the incredible museums in France remembering the horrors of the European World War II.