In my last blog I mentioned how much I love springtime in Texas and all the wildflowers. So today we left Fort Worth on the first leg of our journey south.
We weren't down Hwy. 281 very far when we had to stop for
these guys to make it across the road.
It was about this time that we really begin to see the
Bluebonnets in more than just small patches. The further we drove the
the more we saw.
We also came across this
crazy yard art.
By this time, we were getting hungry and discovered that we were
close to Llano, which means that we were close to
Cooper's Barbeque, one of Mark's favorites. I chose chicken and Mark chose brisket and we got some goat ribs to try. Much to my disbelief, they were really good. I would definitely get them again.
For those who have never been to a Cooper's....you chose your meat directly from the big smoke pit, then it is weighed inside. Potato salad, coleslaw, and dessert are extra, but you can have all the beans you want, they are included in your meal. Loaves of bread are already on the tables.
After a great lunch, it was time to get on towards our destination for the next couple of days...
Fredericksburg. We made our way down main street and on to
the RV Park. We set up without any trouble, grabbed jackets, and cameras and headed to the
Wild Seed Farms. Wow...we saw
one red poppy...
two red poppies...
And fields of
red and pink poppies and
rows of yellow, while, and orange poppies!
But only in Texas will you find
Red, White, and Blue bonnets!
Yes, today, I found the wildflowers I came in search of and enjoyed everyone of them. It is definitely Spring time in Texas!