Spring is a wonderful season just about anywhere, but here in Texas we make it a little extra wonderful. After a long cold winter (just kidding) Texans get spring a little earlier than most of the country and take full advantage of the perfect weather before it starts boiling again.
Here are some of the things that make spring the best in Texas:
Rodeos – No one can do a rodeo like Texans. All across our state we’re putting on our best pair of cowboy boots, listening to some great music, and trying to find something we can’t fry. I try to go to the rodeo at least twice every season, and I want to go to every rodeo in Texas someday! There is so much to see at the rodeo, everything from mutton bustin’ to international musicians makes springtime in Texas feel just as cheery as Christmas. Except there is definitely better weather, which helps make berry picking another great thing to do!
Berry Picking – Late spring is the best time to get your hands on some of the sweetest things Texas has to offer. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and all kinds of fresh fruits are ripe for the picking and taste absolutely delicious in pies, jams, syrups, ice cream, or just fresh! Picking fruit is a great way to get outside while the weather is gorgeous and take a little piece of sunshine home with you! Another great way to get outside is getting on the river.
Tubing – Up in the hill country tubing on lazy rivers is pretty much heaven on earth. The water and beverage of your choice are cool, the sun is warm, and the atmosphere is totally relaxed while floating in an inner tube along the river. This activity can be enjoyed well into the summer, but it’s even better to get started early!
Wild Flowers – Lastly, my favorite thing about spring in Texas has to be the wild flowers. Thanks to LadyBird Johnson (Research her story, she’s pretty cool) roads all across Texas are full of color in the springtime, including of course our bluebonnets. As if you needed another reason to roadtrip across Texas, definitely be sure to stop and take in the natural Texas beauty this spring!