Texas Bluebonnets

I’m taking a break from Maui for this week. Don’t worry, we’ll return to it shortly.

What’s the reason for this interruption?
The bluebonnets will soon be covering the pastures and roadsides of Texas with their carpet of blue. If you’d like to see those blue carpets, plan your trip now.

Travel Tips
Here are a few special places to put on your list:

• Burnet, Texas (Pronounced, burn it, as in Dad, burn it!)

The Annual Bluebonnet Festival is held the second weekend of April.
April 13–15, 2018
http://bluebonnetfestival.org

• Marble Falls, Texas near Lake LBJ
Bluebonnet Café
This Marble Falls institution serves pure comfort food and PIE.

211 US Hwy 281, Marble Falls (830) 693-2344
Hours: M-Th 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.;
F-Sat 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun 6:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
http://www.bluebonnetcafe.net

We waited forty-five minutes in the line, which stretched outside the entrance.
You may not have to wait that long outside, but when you do make it inside you’ll still be in a line. It’s not the end, but you can see it from there.

Don’t worry, once you reach the end of the inside hallway (next to the kitchen prep area) you should be seated soon. The food is worth the wait, but you can skip the line and carryout instead.

• Fredericksburg, Texas

http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com
Founded by German Settlers
Shopping, Wine-tasting

• Admiral Nimitz Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas; (830) 997-8600
http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org
Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week
$15 admission ticket good for 48 hours from time of purchase

• Wildseed Farms
Besides the usual things you’d expect to see at a garden nursery, the surrounding fields are sown with wildflowers. Give yourself an hour or two to stroll the grounds and visit the gift shop.

100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg, TX; (800) 848-0078
200 acres of beauty on this working wildflower farm
Open year round, 7 days/week, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
No admission charged
http://www.wildseedfarms.com

Check their website for Bloom Update
Red Corn Poppies are already blooming
Bluebonnets are expected to be in full bloom Easter Week

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What is your favorite spring activity or travel destination? Or what are your favorite springtime flowers? Tell me in the comments below.

And if you find a field of beautiful bluebonnets, please tell me where you found them!

Until next time . . . Travel Light,
SuZan

© 2018 SuZan Klassen


4 thoughts on “Texas Bluebonnets

  1. When I hear “bluebonnets” I think of my dad. He loved them and even commissioned an artist friend to paint him a picture of his beloved Texas state flower.

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