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Apr 15, 2019 - Grand Praire TX, Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

We made the trip from Sweetwater to Grand Prairie today, about 215 miles, mostly all on I-20. It was mostly rolling country, but as we neared Dallas, the scenery changed !! .... so did the traffic! We will be here for a couple days, we are catching up with friends Mark & Trish whom we have not had the pleasure to meet yet, but have known them for two yrs, they had rented our SC Condo. They told us if you are ever in TX, look us up so we came to meet them and share a meal. They were the ones that told us about Loyd Park. It is run by Grand...

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Mar 18, 2016 - Dallas/Fort Worth

We're still here in Grand Prairie. For whatever reason, they are no longer full up for the weekend, so we extended a couple more days. It's Friday night and at last count there were over 20 empty sites, so who knows what the true story is. We started off with a trip over to the old stockyards in Fort Worth. They have a small cattle drive right down the heart of the tourist district every day. It was a pretty small herd, but it's still impressive when those Texas Longhorns fill the street. We then went around the corner to the Cattlemen's...

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Mar 15, 2016 - Dallas/Fort Worth

Well, we've left Tombstone and had several "travel" days. From Tombstone we traveled to Deming, NM for one night and then on to Van Horn, TX. Then we moved on to Sweetwater, TX. All of these were along the I-20 corridor and through "oil country". Miles and miles of oil wells, pipelines, equipment camps and even a refinery. We're now in Grand Prairie about halfway between Fort Worth and Dallas. We're at a campground attached to what is called the country's biggest flea market. We had planned to spend a week here between touring both cities...

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May 16, 2012 - 10 days without WiFi - now that is camping!

I never understood all the shades of greens in the large crayon box until we started traveling. Missouri is all dark green. Arkansas has a grass that is a different shade of green then the trees. Oklahoma has more browns in their grass and even a larger ray of greens in their trees. Missouri and Northern TX have some strange roads. On some of them you drive on the wrong side of the street like Europe. We’ve learned that the GPS is not always accurate and we have witnessed firsthand the devastation of the economy on small town America. Once...

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Mar 17, 2011 - Debbie's Birthday

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Hope everyone remembered to wear green today. Wow what a wonderful birthday. Woke up this morning with a kiss from my hubbie and a card. Then Margareth and Jan prepared a wonderful breakfast for me and then John & Jan surprised me with a gift and card. Jan handmade me a traveling bag made out of a rug. It was really nice. Then Tom and John along with Hoss went shooting. They had a great time. They were shooting an assortment of hand guns. They all had a wonderful time. Debbie cleaned the RV getting it ready to...

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Nov 21, 2010 - Trader's Village Rv Campground

Pulled in on Wednesday. The campground is fairly basic. The sites are concrete pads with a small strip of grass and a garbage barrel and picnic table. There are a lot of season and long term campers but, on the "side" that I'm on, nobody seems to set up chairs or lights or anything. I can understand why there are no awnings...the wind is constant and strong. I'll bet the wind blows constantly at about 20mph and gusts over 30mph all day and night. I get rocked to sleep every night. The people here are very pleasant and the place has a lot of...

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Mary's RV Wanderings

Jun 18, 2010 - Day 5

Nice drive from Tye, TX to Grand Prairie, TX. This is the plains and prairies area of TX and there was lots of green - trees, grass and rolling hills. We arrived in Grand Prairie (a Dallas suburb) around lunch time. We got settled and went out for lunch and some shopping. Very humid! We are camped outside an area where there is a weekly flea market. Looking forward to checking it out tomorrow and then we hope to go to the Kennedy Memorial in Dallas.

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Mar 21, 2010 - It does snow in Texas!

Saturday and Sunday were down days, mainly because of the weather. When we awoke Saturday morning the temperature had fallen to plus 4 Celsius with rain and strong winds. By evening the temperature had fallen to near 0. We were very surprised Sunday morning when we awoke to snow - not much but enough to cover the truck. Sunday stayed cold and windy so we stayed indoors most of the day. We did get out to the local Wal-Mart and did a quick walk through the Flea Market next door.

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Mar 19, 2010 - American Airlines Museum & The Rodeo

We started the day by visiting the Camping World Superstore on the south end of Fort Worth. We then headed north to visit the American Airlines Museum. The museum explains the history of American Airlines in aviation and the impact they have had and are still having on the area. When we first looked at staying in the DFW area, we had tried to book into a RV Park in this area called The Vineyards in the Grapevine area just north of Fort Worth not far from the American Airlines Museum but it was booked solid. Since we were so close we...

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Mar 17, 2010 - Moving onto Dallas-Ft Worth

Wednesday was moving day. John was eager to get underway as we had to manoeuvre our rig through and around the big city of Houston, TX (4th largest city in the USA). We were under way around 8:15 and began our journey; part of our route took us on the Toll Loop on the east side of the city. John was really relieved to find that it was not very busy. All in all it cost us about $15.00 to use this route but it was well worth it. After leaving the Houston area we traveled north along the I-45. Again we took turns driving. We enjoyed the...

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Mar 26, 2009 - Headed East to Red Bay, AL

Thursday already & we are now headed to Red Bay, Alabama. We will be there for awhile depending on how long it takes us to get a few things checked. Our air conditioner seems to have gotten "louder" & we want to get it checked out before the weather gets hot & summer sets in. We really enjoyed our stop in Grand Prairie (Dallas area). We got to see & spend time with Tricia (Patti's daughter) which was really special. Also special was Cynthia Walter who drove up from Mabank to visit. Cynthia is Patti's best friend since high school so they...

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Mar 21, 2009 - Grand Prairie/Dallas, Tx

We said our goodbyes to our remaining Class of 2007 in Boerne, Tx and headed north to the Dallas area. We are staying in the Trader's Village RV Park in Grand Prairie which is next to the Trader's Village Flea Market. The flea market is open every Sat & Sun. The market parking lot was full when we got there in the afternoon. The RV Park is very nice & the weather is great... warm with a cooling breeze. :-) We took a quick walk through a few aisles of the flea market and found it to be much hotter walking on all the asphalt. This flea market...

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