Texas is known for cowboys, football teams, and its hospitality. Among central Hill Country Texans there is a well kept tradition that occurs in the spring from March through April along the byways and highways of a plethora of small towns. It is the annual pilgrimage by car to the bluebonnet trails.
No definitive date for the start of the pilgrimage is given since only the bluebonnets, and God knows when they will begin blooming. Texans in anticipation tend to their cars, check on their cameras, and begin listening to internet,local radio, or TV news reports tracking the progress of the bluebonnets.
Just like birds know when to migrate, true Texans whether native or otherwise instinctively know when to pack up the car with family and friends, and map out a series of highway trails to see the bluebonnets.
There are no words to describe the first time you come around a bend and see the fields covered with bluebonnets. It is something you have to experience. Once you get over the initial glee, you begin to notice cars stopping along the roadways having picnics, and family members sitting in a pile of bluebonnets getting their picture took. The small towns with their bed and breakfast lodgings, local eateries, and festivals are ready for visitors.
Google Texas bluebonnet trails and your customized get away awaits.