My three week BBQ/wildflower tour of the hill country is winding down. I stopped at Hard 8 in Stephenville twice, Rudys in Leon Springs three times, at the inlaws one time and BBQ in a box from HEB once......Hard 8 won the rib catagory just edging out Rudys. Hard 8 has better sausage than Rudys but Rudys has way better chicken and turkey. Rudys creme corn is a little better than Hard 8s and thats saying alot. The beans at Hard 8 are world class, only the beans at Mama Lees in S.A. even comes close. The inlaws in Hondo make the most and therefore the best brisket in Texas. You can't beat all you can eat for free. I won't even mention the BBQ from HEB again it was so bad.
.......The wildflowers are the best between Fredericksburg and Comanche along 16. Excellent flowers at the north end of the Willow City Loop but the best wildflowers are between Comanche and Colorado Bend.
.....Great trip with good weather. The only thing that would make it better would be a motorcycle.