|050108 Before we left Lake Towakoni, Greg took another couple of pictures of Jack’s rig and Lake Towakoni as both still amaze him. If Greg wanted to go for a retreat for a week, this quiet place would be a great place to be. Just to sit in a chair and watch the lake and the wildlife……
Then we packed up and drove the easy 50 mile pull to Melissa, TX which is about 35 miles north of Dallas. We are staying at a pretty good campground here which is far enough away from Route 75 that we don’t get as much of the traffic noise as we were afraid we would. We are looking forward to seeing friends and checking out the area that we lived in almost 10 years ago. It already looks different as when we lived here, three years ago, Melissa was way out in the middle of nowhere. It is now on the fringes of the megaplex that is Dallas. In spite of the recession and the housing crisis, from what we’ve seen, Dallas is still a growing area. Although we found that the people in Melissa don’t like to be known as a satellite community of Dallas.
It is windy and there is the threat of thunder storms. We are reminded that we are still in the middle of tornado alley in a nice aluminum and fiberglass box. But after we set up, we went to have more Mexican with Pam, Flo, Russ and Cindy who are all very good friends that we have stayed in touch with (well, Ginny has) since we left Plano. The food was OK but the Margherita’s were 2 bucks each and the company was absolutely great. We did a lot of catching up but Greg had to watch his intake as he had to drive home.