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Mar 20, 2016 - Texas Tidbits. Bluebonnets in Full Bloom

It is Bluebonnet time in Texas. The famous Historian Jack McGuire summed it up perfectly. The Bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the Cherry Blossoms to Japan and the lily is to France, the Rose to England and the Tulip is to Holland. I always loved this time of the year in Texas. The Blue Skies, Bright Sun, Cool Nights and the Wildflowers spreading their colors across the landscape. This year, not only are the wildflowers in the pastures, but they are growing along the creek beds, and adding their color to the clean,...

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Apr 6, 2015 - Texas Wildflower and the Willow City Loop

With the rain coming at the right time, and Mr Sun up and on the job, the wildflowers in the year 2015 was probably the best I have seen since 2012, and just maybe in my last 11 years touring the Hill Country. I left the Canyon Lake area of Texas and meandered toward Llano Texas, and the famous Coopers BBQ for a quick lunch. Some of the pictures you see are on Route 71, Route 16, FM 972 and of course the famous Willow City Loop. Willow City Loop is considered as one of the premier springtime destinations in Texas. Bursting with Blues,...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Texas Wildflowers Willow City Texas Trip

Willow City Loop is considered one of the premier springtime destinations in the state. Bursting with blues, reds, yellows and whites, this scenic 13- mile road traverses hills and creeks, offering stunning views of flower filled meadows and valleys. Since the land along the road is privately owned, visitors are discouraged from stopping, parking and exploring along the way. To get there from Fredericksburg, head north on State Route 16 for approximately 13 miles to Willow City, go east on Ranch Road 1323 for nearly 3 miles, then turn left...

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Apr 10, 2012 - Springtime In The Texas Hill Country

From Johnson Creek RV Resort – Ingram, TX A trip to the Texas Hill Country in the springtime is not complete unless you drive the Willow City Loop. This scenic drive located between Fredericksburg and Llano just off Highway 16 is repeatedly ranked one of the top 10 scenic drives in Texas. The Willow City Loop winds its way through some of the oldest and most unique geology in Central Texas which includes the Edwards Plateau, more popularly known as the Hill Country. On the 13 miles of narrow winding roads through privately owned ranches...

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Home Sweet RV - 2012

Mar 26, 2012 - Willow City Texas. Willow City Loop Drive

March 26 2012 Willow City Loop Road Nancy and I have been waiting all year for this day. This will be the third annual Cottonwood RVers trip to the famous Willow City Loop. This part of the Hill Country is the richest area for wildflower displays. The most common trees in the area are oak-hickory or oak-juniper with some mesquite brush and savannah along with some wide open grasslands. The entire loop is a rich eco system with limestone cliffs, caves, granite outcrops and hidden springs. Before starting the loop we had our traditional...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Wildflower Bonanza

Today was an absolutely perfect day. It started off chilly this morning and it never did get over about 72 degrees all day. The sky was a beautiful blue. All in all, it was a perfect day for nature photography. I was up at 5:00, something practically unheard of for me since leaving the cold cruel workaday world. By 6:15 I was on the road intent on doing some serious wildflower stalking on the Willow City Loop (north of Fredericksburg). And what a day it was! The willingness of the ranchers along that road to allow people to enjoy the beauty...

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Mar 30, 2010 - Texas Wildflowers

March 30 2010 Willow City Loop Willow City Texas Tis Springtime in Texas and to see all the beauty of the Texas Wildflowers the Willow City Loop is the place to be. A side benefit of driving the loop is the Ranch Road 1323 that runs from outside Johnson City TX to Route 16 is all the wildflowers, cattle, horses, sheep, donkeys and goats that you will see along the way. We never start a trip without a good breakfast. A few days ago, we had the opportunity to stop at the “Real New Orleans Style Restaurant” on Route 281. The restaurant is...

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Mar 31, 2004 - Day 5 - Willow City Loop

My last destination today was the Willow City Loop. During this wildflower season there was a wonderful show of wildflowers. I was in my element. From here I went to Fredericksburg to spend the night. Willow City Loop is 13 miles of country road winding through rugged terrain with some of the oldest and most unusual geology in central Texas. All land along the Loop is privately owned. The two-lane road winds through canyons carved by Coal Creek and over hill tops where the views are stunning.

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Apr 2, 2001 - Willow City Loop

This afternoon I drove the Willow City Loop. This scenic drive is beautiful any time of the year but is especially so during the spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom. Afterwards I drove back to Fredericksburg to the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park where I camped. It is a very nice park.

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