Monday, April 12, 2010

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day, lots of sun with a high of about 22C (74F), my kind of weather!

Our Trailer & Looking Down the Road

Paul, the owner of the park, had had his truck seat repaired in Marble Falls last week so John asked him where he had it done so we headed up there this morning to check out Ed’s Classic Upholstery. We got a quote and John made an appointment to get his seat repaired on Wednesday morning. We stopped in Marble Falls for lunch then headed out in search of wildflowers.

We drove almost back to Johnson City, then picked up a rural road that went to the village of Willow and boy, were we in luck, as the flowers along that road were totally awesome. I will post some pictures and you will notice a butterfly having a lovely feast in a couple of them. The wildflowers came right to the edge of the road in spots and they looked like a thick purple carpet going along the side of the road, I am sure the pictures don’t really do them justice.

We chatted for a few minutes to another couple from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who were also checking out the wildflowers and taking pictures and he said he has never seen them right out to the edge of the road like they are this year, guess all the winter rain had one good benefit – the wildflowers.

There seem to be a lot of goat farms around here and at one point we came across a goat feed lot, and oh yes, there were also cows – hundreds and hundreds of goats and cows and the smell was absolutely vile, I don’t know how anybody could live in proximity of that smell but on the other hand maybe it is the smell of money to them!

At one point this cow meandered across the road in front of us, no fencing in that area!

We came back along the road that borders the LBJ Ranch, which was known as the Texas Whitehouse when Lyndon Johnson was president, then on home. All in all it was a nice day and we certainly enjoyed the beautiful wildflowers.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Those bluebonnets are awesome!