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LindaS

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We are traveling with a 38 ft RV and toad to Kerrville TX in April, coming from Kansas City, MO. We are trying to decide if we should stick to I-35 to San Antonio, then I-10 up to Kerrville. Or, should we try taking Tx Hwy 290 west out of Austin to Tx Hwy 16 into Kerrville. Looking for insight into best route.


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I vote for US290 to TX16. Good roads. More scenic. More direct.

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Given a choice between those two I would take 290 because there is no point in driving the extra miles down to San Antonio. I would also plan time for sightseeing in Johnson City and Fredericksburg, unless you plan to visit those on day trips out of Kerrville.

My first choice would be neither, as I would rather avoid Austin and the traffic out to the western suburbs. I would get over to Texas 16 sooner, probably US-84 out of Waco rather than US-190 out of Temple. That nice four lane highway out of Temple got built to take care of the heavy traffic to and around Fort Hood.

I really do enjoy the good two-lane highways I find in most of Texas.


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Same as above. We have made the trip many times. Do not go through Austin. My vote is I-35 to Temple/Belton, take 190 West through Killeen/Ft. Hood and on to Lampasas. Lampasas to Johnson City, on to Fredericksburg and Kerrville via 16.

As mentioned above, lots of pretty countryside to see this time of year. Be sure to check out the Wildflower Seed Farm east of Fredericksburg on the way. Beautiful wildflowers and open to the public.

The city of Fredericksburg is a neat town with lots of interesting shops. LadyBird Johnson Municiple Park is just a few miles south of Fredericksburg. It is a good place to stay over night, see Fredricksburg and eat out if you are interested. Cable TV and lots of shady Pecan trees.

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We live just south of Kerrville so am speaking from experience..DO NOT GO THRU AUSTIN. I would agree with previous poster, get to Rt. 16 ASAP.

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If your are passing thru in April you gotta stay on the back roads, It is WILD FLOWER SEASON. It is the one time of year we have color. Wild flowers in Texas is totally awesome and if you never seen it you gotta check it out. Some one suggested visiting Johnson City which is wild flower central.


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Maybe, a little longer....
In Georgetown, Tx catch Hwy 29 west.
Go to Llano and turn left on Hwy 16 into Fredericksburg and keep going to Kerrville.
Bluebonnets are blooming in the hillcountry!!!!!!
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I'm with Jay Pat on this one...that way you get to stop at Coopers in Llano for some good BBQ!!

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Jay Pat wrote:

Maybe, a little longer....
In Georgetown, Tx catch Hwy 29 west.
Go to Llano and turn left on Hwy 16 into Fredericksburg and keep going to Kerrville.
Bluebonnets are blooming in the hillcountry!!!!!!
Pat


Checked the miles. It's 2 miles longer and a whole lot less traffic
than Austin!!
A lot less!!!

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I posted last night to get to Rt. 16 ASAP..this morning DH gave me this route...it's the one we always take when heading home from the north: coming south on I-35 take Rt. 51 south out of Gainsville to Weatherford..pick up I-20W and take to US281 south to Johnson City then US290W to Fredericsburg then TX16 south to Kerrville. Easy driving and no big cities. If you are Corp of Engineers park campers and you get in the area and need a site for the night, consider Proctor Lake COE at Comanche, TX. When you get to Stephensville on 281 take TX67 south thru Dublin..road to Proctor Lake is between Dublin and Comanche off 67. Next morning go into Comanche to pick up Rt 16 to Kerrville. We hope to be at Proctor early in April..depends on when our new Ram 3500 arrives!! Have a safe trip!

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