Monday, April 19, 2010

I Found Them

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

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these guys to make it across the road.

  It was about this time that we really begin to see the

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Bluebonnets in more than just small patches.  The further we drove the

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the more we saw.

We also came across this

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crazy yard art.

By this time, we were getting hungry and discovered that we were

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close to Llano, which means that we were close to

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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' 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...

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Fredericksburg.  We made our way down main street and on to

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the RV Park.  We set up without any trouble, grabbed jackets, and cameras and headed to the

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Wild Seed Farms.  Wow...we saw

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one red poppy...

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two red poppies...

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And fields of

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red and pink poppies and

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rows of yellow, while, and orange poppies!

But only in Texas will you find

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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!


  1. Love the flowers. We enjoyed that area last year.
    Happy Trails.
    Glenn & Sylvia

  2. Wow lucky you guys about the only things that grow wild around here are dandylions lol

    Have fun and I am really enjoying your pictures

    Brenda Brown

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  4. Such beautiful flowers! Those poppies remind me of The Wizard of Oz!