I know it hasn’t hit all parts of the country yet, but it’s definitely spring in Texas. The weather is a key factor, but we don’t have the coldest winters here, so it can be misleading. Once the wildflowers start blooming though, you know it’s here.
There’s a field down the street that has a good amount of bluebonnets. It’s funny because the field is part of a small park and is surrounded by houses. Drive by and odds are you’ll see many cars pulled over and people taking pictures of their kids in the bluebonnets. I’ve done it. Once I saw those were blooming though, I wanted to make sure I got out to find the good fields.
Someone shared a link on Facebook that was basically a route to what they claimed was the best bluebonnet route through the hill country. It was a 5 hour drive, but I thought we could do it on the bike. That way the husband won’t hate looking at flowers quite so much. Babysitters are always hard to find though, so it hasn’t happened. Instead, I drove up to Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area. Once I got there, I was informed that most of the good areas are on the other side of the river. No biggie, except getting across the river involves an hours drive around. I did it. It was a pretty day.
Turkey Bend Recreation Area didn’t disappoint for bluebonnets. There was only a few people out, a family taking pictures of their kids and a couple trying to take pictures of themselves with a drone, so it was perfect. I’ve found bluebonnets in different places each spring we’ve lived here. I’m going to have to keep doing it.