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The Tourmaster's
Special Bluebonnet Tour
through the Hill Country


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Starts just west of Austin

With abundant rain this past fall and winter a very good bluebonnet season is expected. It will be a perfect time to get out to the hill country to enjoy all the bluebonnets, spring colors, and beautiful views.

We will glide across the hill country at an enjoyable, unscary pace on some of the best bluebonnet viewing roads with several bluebonnet fields and scenic spots along our path.

     Our adventurous journey will include:
  1. Climbing atop Enchanted Rock to enjoy the breath-taking views
  2. Picnic lunch at the base of Enchanted Rock
  3. A tour of an 'Old World' village (you do not want to miss this)
  4. Wandering down twisty roads in Coal Creek Valley
  5. Plunging into one of the most colorful wildflower fields in the hill country
  6. Stops at two scenic overlooks
  7. A Pie Run to a famous hill country cafe (known for their wide variety of delicious pies)
  8. And to top it off for those who 'can't get enough': A brisk-paced run to the drive-in movie theater in Gatesville.
    (If you've never been to a drive-in movie theater, you must do this before they become extinct. Most movies look better on the big screen under the stars. It is a great experience.)


Come all or part of the day.
If you can't start the day with us, you are welcome to join us at lunch, after lunch, at the pie run or just before the run to the drive-in movie theater.
Whatever your heart desires and your schedule allows!


     Tour Program Summary
  • The pre-starting point will be somewhere west of Austin.
    (The exact location of the pre-starting point will be communicated to registered
    participants via email a few days before the tour.)
  • Please arrive at the pre-starting point between 7:45 am and 8:00 am where you will be given directions to the location of the starting point.
    If you arrive after 8:00 am, you will miss the event.
    (This is being done to ensure that everyone completes the pre-event sign in procedures)
  • At the starting point, each participant will be expected to sign the liability waiver form which will be followed by a radio check (for those with radios) and a drivers meeting. An FRS radio is not required but highly recommended.
  • Our journey will start at 8:30 am.
  • Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the base of Enchanted Rock around 11:30 am.
  • Pies (and dinner if desired) should be served around 5:30 pm.
  • Run to the drive-in theater will be after dinner and pies.
    Click here to read more about the the drive-in movie theater experience.
  • The movie will start just after sunset around 8 pm.
    (The movies showing will be announced here as soon as this information is available)
  • The entire trip (excluding the trip to the drive-in) will be about 180 miles.

Fees
There is a $20/person1 fee for the tour
plus $6/person admission fee2 to Enchanted Rock State Park.
Both fees must be paid in advance via online
payment process by end-of-day April 22.
Click here to register.

[The price of admission to the movie theater is $10 per carload regardless of how many people are in your car. Hint: If you don't want to park your car in front of the screen, you can save money by parking it in the parking lot at the theater entrance and hopping into another car which has room. Admission must be paid in cash at the theater entrance.]

Please join us for what is planned to be a wonderful exploration of everything beautiful that the hill country has to offer. You are not likely to find a more enjoyable bluebonnet touring experience in all of Texas.

To see pictures from the last bluebonnet tour click here

For the purpose of making hotel arrangements, the approximate location
of our pre-starting point will be here.

For hotel and B&B options in Gatesville, the final destination of our tour
and location of the drive-in movie theater, click here.

To register click here.

Have a question?
Need more information?
Email the Tourmaster.


  1. There is no registration fee for children 15 or younger.
  2. There is no park admission fee for children 12 or younger.
  3. This tour is open to cars of all makes and models. Feel free to join us in your SUV, truck, or minivan if you like.

REGISTRERED PARTICIPANTS

# Name Riders Model City
1 Ken & Carol 2 2002 BMW Z8 Georgetown
2 Mark & Denise 2 2001 BMW Z8 Belton
3 Bill & Kathy 2 2008 Civic Si Sedan Woodsboro
4 Steve & Nicole 2 2001 BMW M5 Georgetown
5 Sam and Garrett 2 2007 Audi RS4 Waco
6 Barbara & guest 2 1982 Nissan 280ZX Richardson
7 Francy 1 1993 Nissan 300ZX Richardson
8 Gary & Diana 2 2006 Ford F-150 Crew Sandia
9 John & Nancy 2 1991 Chevrolet S10 Georgetown
10 Eric & Caren 2 2008 PRHC Mazda MX-5 Miata Round Rock
11 Scott & Linda 2 1999 Mazda Miata 10AE Hutto
12 Charles and Reid 2 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Houston
13 Mike & Angela 2 2009 Mazda Miata Leander
14 Sue 1 1995 Isuzu Trooper Austin
15 Adam & Rae Ann 2 2004 MAZDASPEED MX-5 Kileen
16 Anton & Dana 2 2005 Lexus ES330 Austin
-- Total Registered 30 -- --






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