When your spring break starts with traffic like this:
You should take that as a sign of things to come.
We travelled down I-35 and got stuck in traffic. It turned out to be quite comical. We laughed at people crossing the median and wondered if any of them would get stuck.
We saw some bluebonnets, too.
Turns out that taking little things like this in stride helped out later in the trip. We planned a visit to Brenham to tour the Blue Bell Creamery. Turns out, the rest of Texas did too. The line was long (sorry, didn't think of a picture until we were already gone) and we were unable (or unwilling to wait in a long line not knowing if we'd make the tour or not) to take the tour.