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    Springtime in Texas can be beautiful

    Hi All,
    The local BMW Z series group just had its annual spring drive in the hill country west of Austin. The Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas, and this year has been spectacular. Here are a few pics...I was the only Z8 in the group.Name:  Bluebonnet Corner.jpg
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    Thanks for sharing! Looks like it was a great time on a beautiful day.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Aaaaaaugh, the Texas Blue Bonnets. I miss seeing them in the spring.... brings back memories growing up in Central Texas !!
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    Beautiful, thanks. Looks like a fun day.

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    Fantastic.

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    Great stuff. What was you route?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunguy View Post
    Great stuff. What was you route?
    Well, we covered 700 miles over the 3 day weekend...including New Braunfels, Medina, Vanderpol, Leakey, the "3 sisters" (FM 337,335, and 336) , Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Llano, Burnet, and back to Lake Belton. The large pinkish "rock" in the background of a couple of the pics is Enchanted Rock on FM965 from Fredericksburg to Llano. We kept to the back roads between all these places for the most part...many smaller than "farm to market" roads.

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    Some good roads. Ive done them on two and four wheels.
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    Lovely shots, cars and flowers too!!
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    Spring time in Texas can be beautiful

    Mark,
    I was glad to see your posting regarding the Z April tour. I was at a Houston Club meeting recently, and Jim Weber (has a Z3) mentioned the drive to me and encouraged me to attend next year. He said that there is an individual who is the "lone Z8 driver" and faithfully attends every year. I purchased a Z8 in January of this year (60373), and was not able to attend, because of a business commitment that came up at the last minute. I hope I can meet you sometime soon, or at least next Spring. My Z8 is silver w/ black interior.
    My daily driver is a 2011 550i and I am restoring a 1976 2002 that should be finished in July or August of this year.
    Take care and God bless,
    Manuel Junco
    Houston, TX

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    Hi Manuel,
    Welcome to the board and to another Texas Z8er. Yes, the spring Z drive is great fun with great folks. Hopefully, there will be 3 Z8's next year, as KenZ8 has wanted to attend the last couple years, but had conflicts as well. He and I have shared many a mile together in our cars. We would love to get together with you on a drive around central Texas, or east Texas if you know of a drive there.

    Here is a snap Ken took of the two of us on a recent trek out to Big Bend National Park. We did let a Boxter join us on the adventure. How about some pics of the BMWs in your stable?

    Be sure and let us know if you are going to be in the Austin area.

    Mark
     

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    Some more from Texas' Big Bend

    One of the many fun roads
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    Making the roads prettier
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    What everyone thinks all of Texas looks like
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    Fitting right in with the locals
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    No trip is complete without shopping for the ladies
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    Spectacular view at the base of St. Elena Canyon
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    Great stuff, Ken! You should fully expect a scolding from Andrew on just posting these...
    thegunguy

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    Is that Prada store for real? Thats crazy!

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    In the middle of nowhere

    Many many miles from the slightest form of civilization, a Prada store dots the horizon. It is literally the only thing taller than 1 foot that you can see in any direction.
    To our wives dismay, it is only an art project:
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    HAHA- thats funny. Worse is if you found it hoping it would be open and have water.