|Texas Hill Country Spring Wildflowers Sightseeing | Loop Drive Austin - Marble Falls - Longhorn Cavern|
|Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00|
From Austin we traveled south, headed west via State Hwy 71 passing Bee Cave and Spicewood before taking a turn into US Hwy 281 North and continued our journey to Marble Falls. Next, we drove on RM 1431 for 1.5 miles before turning right into FM 1980. Traveling about 1.2 miles brought us to Sweet Berry Farm to experience pick-your-own fruit. Spring is the season to harvest strawberries. Oh! Perfect for us to pick as much as we wish!
Back to wild flowers viewing, the stretch of FM1980 road before Sweet Berry Farm offers fantastic fields of Texas bluebonnets, Indian paint-brushes and Black-eyed Susan (near Granite Mountain Baptist Church) over the sight of country. Most folks couldn't help but to stop for photography session.
After spending about 2 hours at Sweet Berry Farm, we returned to RM1431 heading to Longhorn Cavern State Park via FM2342. Prior to reaching the junction of FM2342, there is a signpost for scenic area - Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Pull aside if you wish.
The incredible view of wildflowers filled up our windscreen as we entered Park Road 4. Over here, Texas bluebonnets or Lupinus texensis was the dominance species. The blue strip colored both edges of Park Road 4 and greeted us all the way until Longhorn Cavern's Visitor Center. I was mesmerized!. Indeed a fantastic drive!
If you're looking for more of bluebonnets, go near to Longhorn Cavern's Observation Tower. After touring the CCC Exhibit Area and the cavern's entrance, we continued back on Park Road 4 towards west and joined into US Hwy 281. We then traveled south to River City Grille for dinner before bidding farewell to Marble Falls.
Returning to Austin, we opted for a country road - RM1431 East. This stretch of ranch to market road was a pleasant drive that offered us spectacular view of meadows, ranches, a few up-down ribbon terrain like roller coaster (though we wish to have more!) and of course, the gorgeous spectacle of bountiful Texas wildflowers!
Our route - courtesy of Google Map:
Austin (A) - via State Hwy 71 West & US Hwy 281 North -> Marble Falls (B or E) -> via RM1431 West & FM1980 -> Sweet Berry Farm (C) -> via FM1980 & RM1431 West & FM2342 & Park Road 4 -> Longhorn
Cavern (D) -> via Park Road 4 & Hwy 281 South -> River City Grille (B or E) -> via RM1431 East & US Hwy 183 -> Austin (A or F)
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:53|
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