Sunday, April 7, 2013

TX Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

Last winter, we’d planned to visit Big Bend TX National Park on our way back to MO, but this weird never-ending Midwestern winter seems to have caused early warming in southern states.  Big Bend was reported to have 90+° temps a month ago, so we cut that destination from this year’s travels. Hopefully it will be cooler temps next winter when we start our return trip to the AZ desert.

In spite of the cloudy, threatening weather all day, we angled south from Big Spring TX to finally see some of the TX Hill Country, along FM 1431’s Bluebonnet Trail, northwest of Austin. WOW, tall trees, green grass, & some large reservoirs of fresh water. And a plethora of gorgeous wild flowers as well as bluebonnets. I DO love Spring in the Plains states.




Some kind of cactus blooming



Notice the “heart-shaped” cactus


Overlooking Lake Lyndon B Johnson, at Sunrise Beach Village, near Kingsland TX







We put in a L O N G 2nd travel day under threatening skies but made our way to a Corp of Engineer campground for the night, just west of Waco on Lake Waco.

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