Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scenic Spring Drives-- Flowers Here, There and Everywhere

From March 26, 2014, CNN Travel by Briana Fasone.

"The arrival of spring inspires us to break out of winter's hibernation and embrace the fresh outdoors.  A road trip naturally satisfies that spontaneous travel urge, and we've mapped America's best spring drives-- routes that bring you up-close to nature's finest floral displays....."

Personally. I get pretty excited when I finally see my first bulbs pushing up through the snow.

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BLUEBONNET TOUR, 87 miles.  Lady Bird Johnson started the campaign to beautify America and vast gardens of bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, were planted.  Start in Austin and take US-290 west to Johnson City and do the wildflower loop, then US-281 North to Burnet, the official Bluebonnet Capital of Texas.

ACADIA ALL AMERICAN ROAD, MAINE, 40 miles.  Around the woodlands of Acadia National Park. 27 miles.

ANTELOPE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, 70 MILES.  From L.A., drive north to town of Lancaster on Route 14, Antelope Valley Freeway.   Golden poppies in March in Mojave Desert, but especially in the 17,600 acre Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve has one of the best concentrations of California's state flower.

Pretty Flowers Here, There, Everywhere.  --RoadDog

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