Anyone ever been to Athens, TX to see the bluebonnets? They had an article about this in the spring edition of AAA Southern Traveler. I have April 18th off of work (end of tax season break) and was thinking about going. However, I'm having trouble trying to figure out if the bluebonnets will still be in bloom in that part of Texas (Northeast portion, south of Tyler).
Also, Athens isn't far from Palestine, Texas which is one of the stopping points for the Texas State Railroad, an old fashioned steam engine that runs between Palestine and Rusk. I could do this in conjunction with the bluebonnets or go back another weekend. Any suggestions?