After a week without hook-ups, I was ready for a nice RV park to rest for the night. Llano, Texas delivered my absolutely favorite kind of RV campground—those small, quiet city/county camps with all the conveniences of a commercial park, the spaciousness of a state park, at a price that neither of them can beat!
Even though the sites were nothing more than elongated parking spaces with full hook-ups, all had excellent views-- our hilltop even had 2 Views (when an H/K-model View pulled in right next to us on our second night).
Millie was ecstatic to see water again and enjoyed walking along the river bank, but it had turned a bit too cold to take a dip.
We awoke the next morning to billows of fog rising from the river. What a beautiful way to watch the sunrise and start the day!
Downtown Llano features a pretty, old stone courthouse surrounded by a square of antique shops, restaurants, bars, and an old movie theatre. Small-town Texas Hill Country at its very best.
I spent most of my day driving the rolling countryside looking for good patches of Texas bluebonnets and did see quite a few strips of it along the roadsides, but it was still just a few weeks too early in the season (late March when I was there) for any widespread color up in the Hill country.
The best bluebonnet patch turned out to be right at the campground’s city park! I promised Millie a big chicken stew dinner if she’d pose for some pictures, and she grudgingly obliged.
I would have loved to stay here longer if not for the fickle Spring weather patterns along my route back to Chicago. There were only a couple days within the next 10 where skies and winds would be calm enough to drive a motorhome up through “tornado alley” so I had to “git while the gittin’ was good” and continue northward after 2 nights.
But I will definitely be back to central Texas another Spring to enjoy finding and photographing more of this lovely area!