This past weekend my wife and I had our monthly day off from the kids and decided to go look for Bluebonnets which are the Texas state flower. Initially we started to drive north of Austin but were not finding very many so we decided to drive out to 290 toward Houston since we had seen Bluebonnets in that area in years past.
On our way to the 290 we passed a large group of RV’s and tents setup in Cedar Park and were wondering what was going on. I had my wife do a search on Twitter for Cedar Park and someone had Twittered about attending a cook off in Cedar Park and so our question was answered. Being inspired I asked my wife to search Twitter for Bluebonnets and sure enough there were people Twittering about seeing a lot of Bluebonnets on the way from Houston to Austin. Specifically there was mention of them being in Brenham which is about half way between the two. One person who Twittered about the Bluebonnets mentioned that there were a lot behind the Walmart in Brenham at the 290 and 36.
We headed that way.
When we were a few miles away from the Walmart location we noticed another field full of Bluebonnets that a few folks had stopped at and decided to stop there as we figured it would be less crowded. Feeling grateful that someone else had shared their find decided to repay the favor and Twittered -
With Tweetie on my iPhone I was able to give GPS coordinates along with a picture of the location so that others could find it for themselves. I had never used Twitter in the capacity before and found it really help in finding out what was going on “Right Now” with my interest at hand. I will definitely be using it again in the future for similar situations.
Below are some of the pictures that we took in the cool location that we found.