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Texas Hill Country Wildflower Motorcycle Day Ride April 2010

 

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Texas Hill Country Wildflower Motorcycle Day Ride

Janet and I needed to get away, so last Monday we went riding in the hill country to see all the wildflowers. The wildflowers are really pretty this year because of the wet and cold winter we have had. It was nice to finally get out with Janet on the new Goldwing. Janet likes it better than the old bike because it is a lot more comfortable (i.e. nice big cushy seat and backrest). I’m hoping Janet will be a little more willing to ride more often and further on this bike. We have talked about riding to Arizona sometimes. I was hoping that we could ride to Mount Rushmore this September. Janet didn’t get to go on that ride and it was a fun ride and she really wished that she could have gone. We will see. Below are some pictures from our ride last Monday ride.

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Hill Country Wildflowers

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Yucca on cliff at LBJ Lake

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Hill Country Wildflowers

 

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Janet in the Bluebonnets at Buchanan Lake. Ain’t she cute?

We enjoyed that ride so much that we are going on a three-day trip Monday thru Wednesday. The ride will be about 570 mile thru some really scenic hill country roads and again the wild flowers should be really good again. It will be the first time we have traveled over night on the new bike.

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Bluebonnets at Buchanan Lake

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Yuccas by the road

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Above LBJ Lake

If you like this post you may like the 3 day ride we took a few days later. It was a great ride with more wildflowers. Click here to see.

Ride safe.

 

 

Texas Independence Trail Motorcycle Ride Day 3 May 2013

Map of Day 3 Ride Route

Map of Day 3 Ride Route

Today is an easy ride. I am only riding 110 miles.  I am riding to my sister Edna Jean’s to spend the night and visit and catch up on what has happened with her and her family.

Rolling down Hwy 35 toward Palacios

Rolling down Hwy 35 toward Palacios

There are no stops at any historic sites today just riding through nice coastal scenery.  I have another cool, clear sky riding day today. It’s been a very long time since I’ve come this way so I was taking it slow and easy allowing me to take it all in and remember the many days gone by. Leaving West Columbia, my ride today will take me down Hwy. 35 through Bay City, Palacios to Port Lavaca where I pick up Hwy 87 to Victoria.

Tres Palacios Bay at Palacios, Texas

Tres Palacios Bay at Palacios, Texas

I must say my ride through Palacios was the highlight of the ride. As you ride into Palacios from the east on Highway 35 it takes a sharp right. If you look to the right you have a good view of Tres Palacios Bay. When I saw the bay I continued on to East Bay Blvd to a boat ramp. I parked to stretch my legs and take in the view and enjoy the nice breeze coming off the bay. It was nice walking around the pier watching the fish jump and Seagulls hovering looking for their next meal.

Palacios (Spanish for palace) is midway between Galveston and Corpus Christi. Palacios is a small town of 5,000 and is the Shrimp Capital of Texas. I love small towns and this is another good little town.

Palacios is a favorite for tourists from all over who enjoy its palm-tree lined bay front, parks, fishing and boating as well as its year-round beautiful, mild weather and it is a favorite with birdwatchers.

A seawall walkway is a great place for a stroll; the adjoining fishing piers offer a good spot for fishermen to try their skills. There is a beach area for swimming and for sunbathing.

There is a lot of lodging in and around Palacios, so I may have to come back and spend some leisure time here away from all the hustle and bustle.

On the bay at Palacios

On the bay at Palacios

After 30 minutes or so I was back on the road. My rides across Carancahua and Lavaca Bays gave nice views from the bridges.  Views from the Lavaca Bay Bridge are exceptional.

I got to my sister’s around 5:30 and spent the rest of the day visiting and catching up.

On the Texas Independence Trail

On the Texas Independence Trail

A short easy ride today but a very nice one…

You can read the other posts about this ride here…