Dallas / Fort Worth

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Well, it is nice to get back into the Dallas / Fort Worth area.  After the past several weeks of desert travel, it is wonderful to see some lush foliage.  Even Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta, was beginning to get a little dry prior to the start of their rainy season which runs May to October.

We moved into the Cowtown RV Park on I-20, just west of Fort Worth, to allow us access to our mechanics, our doctors, and our storage area.  Cowtown seemed to be having one rally after another during our stay.  As a matter of fact, we were forced to leave a day earlier than we really wanted to.

We had noticed that our fuel economy had been dropping.  Without overdrive, and towing, we were getting about 11.5 MPG rather than the 13.5 that we were getting about six months ago.  We had the fuel filter changed a little early and also had the entire fuel system back-flushed to clean the injectors, pumps and valves.  Bingo, we improved to better than 14 MPG.

Unfortunately, old bodies don’t respond as well as old engines.  After a bunch of blood work, Doppler blood flow, and exams all remains much the same.  I guess things will change if we reduce our food and margarita intake.  The Doc seems to think we’re in pretty good shape condition -health.

We ended up at our storage unit to drop off several things that we decided we didn’t need.  Ironically, we took two of our heavy Montana dining chairs out of storage.  We really did miss not having four chairs and with our tire upgrade we’re less concerned about the weight.

We left Cowtown on Friday and headed to Grand Prairie, TX for a night at the Trader’s Village RV Park.  Ken and Marilyn, you’d love this place.  Trader’s Villiage is one of the largest flea markets in Texas.

On Saturday we moved a little farther east to the Plantation Place RV Park on the east side of Dallas.

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Behind the mansion, they have about 70 large RV slots.  Most of them are pull-throughs, but they have about 10 back-ins.  They have a nice private fishing pond for use by the guests.  Catch-and-release only.

The reason we moved to the eastern side of the “Metroplex” was so that we could get together with our kids and grandchildren for Mother’s Day.  We spent the day catching up on everything that has taken place over the past 6 1/2 months.

Wednesday, May 14th, we head off in different directions to visit with our mothers.  Tinka’s off to Kelowna, BC and Rick will be in the Hartford, CT area.   It may be another week before we blog again.

2 Responses to “Dallas / Fort Worth”

  1. Hey wish I had known you were at Plantation we just went by there yesterday. We are at Sandy Lake RV Park on the other side of Dallas. Been reading you journal for some time and really enjoy it. We are RV Dreamers and will be going to the rally. If you are ever on chat I am Speedy and my DW is Speedsgirl.

    Joe and Sherri

  2. Rick and Tinka says:

    I have heard of you all. We discussed staying at Sandy Lake and decided Plantation Place is closer to all our children. Stop by Plantation sometime and introduce yourselves. We will be here again on the 22nd – 29th except for Memorial Day week end (Sun. and Mon.) Then we are heading to the Texas Coast. Have fun at the Rally. I must get on that chat room sometime and really get to know everyone.
    Enjoy reading your blog.

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