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Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis, Texas

Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis, Texas

Wild Beauty
Spring is right around the corner. Texas’ own former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson contributed to the beauty of the state through the Highway Beautification Act, also referred to as Lady Bird’s Bill. Texas highways sprinkled with beautiful wildflowers make their appearance in just a few weeks, welcoming visitors. Included in the mix are Texas Bluebonnets (the state flower), Texas Paintbrush, Indian blanket, Greenthread, Winecup and Primrose to name a few. Abandoned cars will be seen along the side of the road, as families dressed in their finest, gently sit on the wildflower blankets and smile at the family shutterbug for the photo to be displayed in the family album or, in today’s world, on someone’s Facebook page. Texans don’t pick the flowers as we’ve always been told it was against the law, particularly to pick bluebonnets. Is it true? I couldn’t tell you but you won’t catch me picking them. If you want to see the beauty of the state, start this spring with the wildflowers. For more information, just enter Texas wildflowers on your computer and search. You’ll find a number of excellent sites in which to choose. Enjoy and safe travels!

Eat in the Heart of Texas
Diann's phone November 2012 008Not only is the state of Texas diverse in its geography, people and its culture, we also offer what some here refer to as fine eatin’. Since eating is something we try to do a minimum of three times a day, showcasing restaurants or foods in Texas only makes sense. The above picture is of one of the best barbecue in Texas at The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas. Numerous chefs from the Food Network have featured it on their programs and I understand why. Ribs, chicken, turkey, pork, ribs and brisket are featured items on the menu. I found out recently, you could request your brisket order to consist of only burnt ends. May sound horrible to you but, trust me, it is the way to go. Of course, you can’t really go wrong with any of the meat choices. Another thing I discovered on my visit was how great the desserts are. I’ve never had the pecan pie, which looks fabulous. However, the cobbler (blackberry or peach) with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, another Texas-made product out of Brenham, is incredible. Save room. You won’t regret it. http://www.saltlickbbq.com



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4 replies

  1. Gorgeous! Is this photo available for a digital purchase?

  2. Gorgeous! Is the bluebonnet photo available for digital purchase?

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