Thursday, April 9, 2015

On the Road to Blue Bonnets and BBQ

Been quite a while since I managed  Live Writer and my blog.  I think last fall I waited until I got back home to post…  Well I am going to try a short post tonight and will be a bit more adventuresome tomorrow night if this works!

After 3 very busy days we managed to complete all our commitments and activities as well as pack for a 2 week camping trip.  We were not sure we could do it but we left Kingsport at 8:30 this morning and enjoyed a beautiful drive. We had sunshine all the way and in fact 84 degrees this afternoon!

One of the guests at our Centennial Celebration program at First Presbyterian last evening lives in Austin and shared with me that the Bluebonnets are the most beautiful they have been for several years because of all the rain....we are really getting excited.

Today the Redbud trees were in full bloom and as we neared Knoxville the Dogwood was beginning to bloom. After we passed Chattanooga there were lots of flowers blooming along the highway and at the first Alabama rest area the colors were beautiful with white and pink dogwoods as well as red, pink, and white azaleas.  Spring is really here!

Having forgotten we would have the time change we stopped at 4:30 to find out it was 3:30.  Time for a nap and walk before dinner. We are south of Birmingham in Bessemer.

Tomorrow is our long day – we hope to drive from Bessemer AL to Longview TX – 500 miles.  This will allow us to reach Fredericksburg TX and the bluebonnets Saturday!  Of course we may see them along the way-

Supper was good – at the Cracker Barrel near our hotel.  Let’s see if the posting works!  Tomorrow I will try photos..

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