April 11-15…Dallas & Grapevine & Fort Worth Texas

The Grapevine RV Park in Grapevine, TX (24 miles from Dallas) is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.  Our spot is out of the edge of a lake. 

If we had our kayaks, we could launch from our site.  It is also so windy that being outside is not tolerable.  No bike riding or basking in the sun here.  Doug had this wonderful vision when he booked this site, that we could have morning coffee out on the deck overlooking the water…sadly, not to be.

View from my window today

Our “unused” deck – due to wind and temperature – sadly!

The night we arrived we went to Red Hot & Blue for Texas BBQ with my Goddaughter, Andrea, and her mom, Irene.

Heading from the Panhandle to Dallas, the landscape turns from brown and sparse sagebrush to green trees and purple and pink wildflowers.  Along the Dallas freeways there is construction going on everywhere….a bustling economy for sure.  One of the businesses leaving California was Toyota and we passed their headquarters  This weekend was the grand opening of the Toyota Music Factory which is a huge music venue just outside Dallas. Hmmm I wonder if that investment might have been good for California???

April 10-11…On the road to Dallas another 430 mile day

Stopped at the Old Gin Mill RV Park somewhere out in the middle of nowhere and actually charming.  As we were walking around the park we met the local high school principal and his wife (a kindergarten teacher)…  Johnny Johnson.  They live in a 5th wheel here and told us stories about going hog hunting (with pictures) and fishing after church on Sunday.  They have 3 boys, one a traveling RN working in LA.  This is probably the #1 reason we enjoy RV travel…you meet the most interesting people.  Johnny said he was once a principal at a high school with only 2 seniors…imagine…Madi’s graduating class at Millikan was over 1000.

Up until today the “View from my Window” has been another RV…tomorrow morning it will be looking unobstructed across the a Texas lake and seeing the sun rise. We keep changing time zones and find ourselves eating dinner at 9 pm.