Today we took a driving tour of the surrounding area. We first stopped to look at a private home that had bottle trees in their yard, but had signs saying "no photos". I stayed in the parking lot next door and snapped a couple because it was so unique.
Then we stopped in Llano and viewed the memorials around their 1892 courthouse, visited the old jailhouse, walked down by the Llano River that was decorated with wildflowers, and found a memorial to the Granite Industry of the area. It had several huge pieces of granite showing the different types.
As we crossed the Llano River we noticed it had a short waterfall on the upstream side of the bridge and people were fishing along the dam.
As we drove the loop of the scenic drive around through Marble Falls the area was filled with Blue Bonnets and other wildflowers. There were so many people stopped along the side of the road snapping photos. It was a lovely driving tour.
A little information on Llano:
Situated in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Llano, elevation 1,040 ft., has a mild climate with relatively few winter days in which the temperature reaches below freezing. It almost never snows in winter; it's too sunny! The temperature on the hottest summer days is just over 100F. There are extended periods of spring and fall, where the temperature stays in the 60's and 70's. Average high temperature in the coldest month (January) is 64F, and in the hottest month (July) is 85F. Average relative humidity is 56%. Average rainfall is 26". Llano is a city of beautiful clear blue skies, clean air, and clean spring-fed water from the Llano River. In Llano at night ... the stars are truly big and bright! (Only problem is the closest WalMart is about 25 miles away.)