Texas Bluebonnet Series: The Last Hurrah

This concludes my Texas Bluebonnet Series. It has been my most extensive series ever (starting on June 4 with thirteen posts) and I hope you have enjoyed the extensive photos of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.

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On the road again.

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Our trip would not have been complete without some amazing Texas BBQ from The Spread Pit Barbecue in Brady, Texas.

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Only in Texas have we ever found jalapeño stuffed quail wrapped with bacon and dipped in butter. Delicious!

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Texas Bluebonnet Series: Colorado River and Inks Lake

On the last stretch of the trip, the first few photos were taken outside of Austin.

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Then, we enjoyed some amazing scenery with rock formations and wildflowers driving along the Colorado River and Inks Lake.

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Scenic view of Perissos Vineyard.

Texas Bluebonnets Series: Remember The Alamo

We love visiting and remembering The Alamo (The Shrine Of Texas Liberty) while in San Antonio.

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There were hundreds of people walking around. I can’t believe I captured this photo without anyone in it and stood there for quite a while to do so!

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Jim and Camelia in the gardens of The Alamo.

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Jim standing in front of a massive tree at The Alamo.

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This monument reads:”From the fire that burned their bodies, rose the external spirit of sublime heroic sacrifice, which gave birth to an empire state.”

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Beautiful blooms outside of The Alamo.

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You cannot imagine how tall and wide this cactus was. It was taller than us! It covered a lot of ground.

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The American flag proudly flying at The Alamo.

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Texas Bluebonnet Series: Idlewilde Bed and Breakfast

During our 1,000+ mile bluebonnet tour, we loved staying at Idlewilde B&B located the Texas Hill Country of Comfort, Texas.
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To say the breakfast was scrumptious and delicious is an understatement!

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wpid-img_20150723_175938.jpgIt is rich in history and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Built in 1902, it was first used as a spa and tuberculosis hospital. In 1906, it was sold and operated as “Camp Reliance”. In 1912, it was sold and adopted the name “Camp Good Times”. In 1918, it was purchased by the YWCA and served as the main lodge for “Camp Idlewilde”, a girls’ summer camp for more than 60 years.

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Photo courtesy Hank Engel.

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Located about 100 yards east of the Guadalupe River makes it a highly desirable location that is too good to miss.

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To rent a place at Idlewilde B&B call 830-995-3844. They do not have a website. For anyone who may be interested
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Texas Bluebonnet Series: Cowboy Dressed Fenceposts To Boot

The ranch with fenceposts sporting  cowboy and cowgirl boots as far as the eye could see was our absolute favorite place on Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg! It seemed like there were boots for a mile but there must have been boots for at least half of a mile.

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Special thanks to this rancher for making our day an extreme Texas experience!
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