Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring in the Texas Hill Country

One of the things I have always loved about Texas is spring in the Hill country. There is no other place in the world that puts on the show of wildflowers that one sees along the highways of Central Texas. Even from a small child I can remember my parents and grand parents driving the roads in the granite country to see the flowers as they burst forth in all their colors. The vivid blues, violets, reds, yellows and other colors blanket some areas in solid fields of color. Some of the best towns to drive from were Blanco, Llano, Marble Falls, Fredericksburg and Kerrville. The Willow City loop was always one of my grandparent’s favorites when I was growing up. I know that others have their very own favorite roads to drive and see. One must also check out the towns and unique places to eat as you go through these Texas treasures. Some eateries have become Texas legends and others are just family favorites. Some of the ones I remember are the Bluebonnet cafĂ©, Coopers BBQ, Lairds BBQ, Storms, Antler Inn, the Smokehouse and Fredericksburg Brewing Company. These are just the tip of the iceberg in good Texas dining. If you have never had good smoked sausage, German hot potato salad or Hill Country BBQ these road trips are a must do on your bucket list. Don’t forget all the fine German and other bakeries, the great Mexican food and all the Hill country wineries. Get out this spring and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill country and make some memories of your own. Good traveling, Wild Ed

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