Blue Bonnet Drive 2020

May 9, 2020

Our annual spring drive to take in the bluebonnets in the Hill Country

Planned by: Josh Butts


In the interest of the safety of our members, our current intention is to postpone this event. More details to follow.

The Drive

  • We'll meet up at JD's Market (directions) at the corner of SH45 and FM1826.
  • Driver's meeting is at 8:30am, depart 8:45am
  • We'll take some scenic slow-paced back roads into Blanco for a rest stop at the Stripes (directions) on US-281. For those of you coming from San Antonio, if you want to meet us here instead of in South Austin, we should be arrive around 9:45am and departing around 10:00am.
  • From Blanco we'll be heading west towards Fredericksburg for lunch. We expect to arrive at Altstadt Brewery between 11:30am and 11:45am.


Our lunch will be a la carte at Altstadt. They offer tours of their brewery if you're interested, though that's not on the official schedule. We're going to try to keep a tight schedule as they officially start seating for lunch at noon, and have requested that we arrive and be seated in advance of that. Please note that we do have a maximum number of people we can accommodate at Altstadt, so we will close RSVPs once we reach that number to ensure we don't overwhelm the restaurant.

Altstadt offers a variety of American and German food options, and a range of beers brewed on site. Their lunch menu is available here. I highly recommend the pretzel and cheese to start.

If the weather is nice, Altstadt is a very enjoyable place to relax outside and hang out for a while. The agenda officially ends at lunch, but afterwards you're only a few miles from downtown Fredericksburg's attractions to the west and if the wildflowers aren't cooperating, Wild Seed Farms is about a 5 minute drive to the east on US290.

RSVP for Blue Bonnet Drive 2020

RSVPs for this event are currently closed

Who's Coming:

Name Car Model Year Car Model Number of People (Lunch) Waitlisted?
Aleksandre Bakanidze 2018 230i 2
Bruce Alfredson 2019 330i 2
Carl Nybro 1991 318is 0
Chris Hempel 2001 BMW M5 2
Chris Kriens 2020 M2C 2
Christopher Copeland 2006 Z4 M Roadster 2
Clark Aylsworth 2015 335i 2
Clayton Braun 2018 X2 2
craig wheeler 2009 BMW 128i 1
David Hardiman 2013 M5 2
Derek and Tiffany Hinch 2018 M3cs 2
Don and Susan Yule 1997 M Roadster 2
Duane Gray 2011 135i 2
Elena Lightfeather 2008 328xi 0
Eric Sheneman 2001 740i Sport 1
Gene Janulis 2019 M850i 2
Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2020 Z4 M40i 2
Herb Looney 2001 Z3 1
Jack Maniscalco 2014 m235i 1
James and Sarah Hammons 2018 M2 2
Jeffrey/Evelyn Jones 1995 318iC 2
Jim seng 2001 740I 2
Jim seng 2001 740I 2
John Deason 1999 750IL 2
Josh Butts 2001 740i 1
Juan Tamez 2007 335i 2
Ken and Melysa Adams 2019 M2 Comp 2
Ken Carson & Connie Stried 1999 M Roadster 2
Magan Tyler 2002 M3 1
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2020 M340ix 2
Pablo Quiros 2009 M3 2
Paul & Kathy Goldfine 2018 430i 2
Robert Beuerlein 1987 325is 2
Scott Bowman 2011 1M 1
Sri Kamma 2017 3 GT 3
Stephen Johnson 2017 M2 2
Terry and Jane Jones 2017 X4M40 2
Tom, Gay & Will Dawson 2015 435i 3
Vincent Robles 1989 325i 1
Youcef Barigou 2011 335i 1
Total: 41     Total: 71 Total: 15