Cruising the Hill Country

rMid to late April is usually a great time to view wildflowers in Texas. My husband Rick and I love to go riding the backroads in Texas on his Harley and view this beautiful countryside. Willow City Loop is a great place to tour whether in a car on on a motorcycle. 13 miles through some of the oldest and most unique countryside.  Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Phlox, Coreopsis, Mexican Poppies, Sunflowers, Firewheels, yellow and white Daisies, Winecups, Horsemint, and Verbena! are painted across miles of The Hill Country.r3
Be warned that on a sunny Saturday or Sunday there will be many motorcycles on this route. The road is narrow and curvy ,but you need to go slow to take in the beauty. The Hill Country is absolutely beautiful. Knot in the Loop Saloon or Harry’s on the Loop are great places to stop and have a Hamburger and Cold Drink. There is lot of memorabilia on the walls to keep you entertained at Knot in the Loop Saloon, sort of a Wild West Museum!  The Texas Hill Country is gorgeous. The motorcycles, bicycles, and convertibles are abundant this time of the year. Keep your eyes open for the cattle roaming the pastures and next to the road. All of the land is privately owned, but access is open to allow everyone to see the natural beauty Texas has to offer.r77

Directions:

From Austin take Loop1 S. Exit onto TX-71 W/US-290 W. Continue to follow 290W approx. 32 miles .Turn right onto US-281 N .Turn left onto Farm Rd 1323. The road loops back to SR 16 where you can turn left and return to Fredericksburg, or for a head-turning view of Enchanted Rock, turn right and continue to 965. Turn left on to 965… you can’t miss the BIG pink rock! Wow! Wonders of the world! You just never know what might crop up on the backroads of Texas! Enjoy

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