Grand Prarie, Dallas & Waxahachie Area - February 25 - March 2, 2018

The last time we took the trailer out for a trip was in October of 2017, so we felt that it was time to take it out again. We didn't have much time so we needed to stay close to home. We had talked in the past about going to Dallas sometime to see the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, so we decided that this was probably as good a time as any. The trip was highlighted by rain, but we were able to accomplish our goal.

[Sunday] After church and lunch at home, we hooked up the trailer and at about 3:00 pm we left on TX-359 toward Bryan. Between Fulshire and Hempstead, we ran into a heavy rain storm. We continued north on TX-6 and stopped at the Galloping Snail RV Park in Bryan for the night.

[Monday] After breakfast, we left Bryan and went north through Waco on our way to Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie. We arrived about 2:00 pm after making our way through construction on TX-350 highway.

After a late lunch, we walked around the park. All the trails we identified were flooded by all the rain they have had here in the past week. The day was sunny and nice for a walk.

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[Tuesday] Today was the complete opposite of yesterday. It was foggy and misty as we left the park and drove to Midlothian. Midlothian is an interesting looking town, but the weather didn’t allow us to do any sightseeing. Instead we went to the Walmart and did some shopping for food items we needed.

We returned to the trailer and after lunch Lawson worked on Income Taxes and Kay read. The rain continued, on and off, the rest of the day.

[Wednesday] Today we went to Dallas to see the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University north of downtown Dallas. The day was overcast and rainy, so it was a good day to be inside. We spent the day there and ate lunch in Cafe 43. It was an interesting museum and highlighted the major events in George W. Bush's two terms as POTUS.

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[Thursday] A cold front moved through overnight and it was in the low 50’s this morning, and still overcast, but the rain moved out of the area.

We relaxed in the trailer and caught up on some reading until after lunch.

We then drove to Waxahachie, where we spent the entire afternoon. We toured the Ellis County Courthouse and the Ellis County Museum. Afterwards, we stopped at the old Waxahachie Train Depot, which is now a home store with lots of useful items. The lady working at the store was very informative on the area.

We drove around some looking at the city and ended up at Fresh Luck, a little coffee shop, where we had coffee and a cookie before we returned to our trailer.

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[Friday] After breakfast we departed from Loyd Park and retraced our path back to Houston. We arrived in mid-afternoon.

This draws to a close our brief trip to the Dallas area. We hope you enjoyed the photos and brief descriptions of our activities. God willing, join us again soon for another travel adventure.

Goodbye for now,

Lawson & Kay

March 14, 2018

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