Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bluebonnet Time in Texas

Over the weekend, my Uncle Howard, Mom's youngest brother, came to visit from Georgia.  While he was here, we scheduled our annual trek to Round Top, Texas to eat at Royer's Round Top Cafe and to see the bluebonnets.  If you haven't been to Royer's and live in Texas, it's totally worth the drive.  Not only is it the most eclectic little diner, the owner is quite a character and the food is southern comfort food to die for!  They've even been featured on the Food Network's "Road Tasted" with Jamie & Bobby Deen.  They are known for their pies but I'm kind of partial to their fried chicken (which is only served on Sundays).

Royer's Round Top Cafe

Me & the Hubs waiting on our chicken
Claire & Kate being cute, as usual!

Mom & Uncle Howard

The whole family after lunch

After we got more than our fill of chicken & pie, we headed out to find a nice patch of bluebonnets for some pictures.  For those of you not from Texas, the bluebonnet is our state flower.  It's somewhat of a right of passage growing up to go out in the early spring and get your picture taken in them.  They bloom in huge patches and make a gorgeous backdrop!  Its fun to drive down the highway this time of year and see families pulled off the road taking pictures.  It must look somewhat odd to an outsider.

My sister & her beautiful family

Me & Greg

What a perfect spring day!!  Thanks Uncle Howard for coming to visit and we can't wait to see you again in May!!


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Cute blue bonnet pictures! I've got to do that sometime soon too!

Marci @ a smile a day said...

Is it sad I have never been to Round Top? I have driven past it but never stopped. Those bluebonnets are gorgeous! And I am dying to try more places around the US that have been on the food network- especially diners, drive-ins & dives! Looks like a fun weekend :)

Steve-n-Angela said...

I love that ya'lll do tis every year! Beautiful pics!

The Bases said...

I have never been there! Must make a note of it! Love the pics of the bluebonnets. The girls are too cute! And look at you with your water marking! How did you learn that?! :)

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