Saturday, April 12, 2014
|Mark your calendars for our annual Texas Bluebonnet Drive! This cruise will take us through the famous Willow City Loop, home to fantastic vistas thanks to its unique geology and of course, the lovely Texas Bluebonnet flower. And nearby Fredericksburg, where we will have lunch, is a step into Texas' German history. This is one of our most popular events, don't miss out!|
9:00am - Meet at the "Y" in Oakhill (US 290 and SH 71), in the parking lot in front of Gatti's;
Driver meeting at 9:15am;
Take off driving at 9:30am.
Coffee and bathrooms are available at several locations nearby.
Then take a nice drive on hill country back roads to Johnson City for a coffee/bathroom break.
From there we will turn northwest, bound for the Willow City Loop.
||Willow City Loop is 13 miles of country road winding its way through some of the oldest and most unique geology in central Texas. This spectacular, rugged terrain is awe-inspiring any time of the year and gorgeous during wildflower season.|
The two-lane road winds through canyons carved by picturesque Coal Creek, and over hill tops where the views are stunning. In wildflower season (March - April), the hillsides and low-lying meadows are ablaze with the colors of a multitude of wildflower varieties. Mesquite, pecan, and live oak trees thrive, and there is an abundance of wildlife. All land along the Loop is privately owned.
||After the Loop we'll make our way to the historic city of Fredericksburg, arriving around 12:15, where lunch will await us at Andy's Steak & Seafood Grille. Particularly known for having the best chicken-fried steak around, Andy's prepares all of their entrees, sauces, vegetables, salads, and desserts on-site from scratch! Every piece of beef, chicken, and pork is hand-cut right in their restaurant, and Andy's will have a menu just for us featuring some of their most popular specialties. The cost for lunch will be $15.|
The event will conclude with lunch, leaving you free to walk along its historic E Main St (aka 290, a few blocks north on S Washington St from Andy's) and browse its wide variety of shops. Less than 2 miles east on 290 from there's also the Texas Rock Art Company, which features all manner of custom engraved rocks. Just under 8 miles east on 290 you will find the Texas Wildseed Farms, which has enormous wildflower fields in bloom from March through October. Or head 2.5 miles southwest from Andy's to visit Street Dreams, a classic and muscle car dealer with a spacious showroom featuring all manner of vehicles going back to the 1930s!
If you have a two-way radio, bring it. They enhance the enjoyment of the drive!
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