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Sep 16, 2016 - Getting to Dallas

Today was supposed to be an easy day: drive across North Texas to Cedar Hill State Park just south of Dallas and Fort Worth. And it almost was. The roads were good; they didn't twist and turn like the ones through the mountains; we found a good restaurant for lunch and stopped to pick up some groceries; we thought we'd make it here by 4 pm. Wrong! Between the road construction near Dallas, the almost-not-moving-at-all traffic, and a collision ahead of us involving a police car, what should have been the last hour took three. But now we're...

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May 15, 2013 - Cedar Hill State Park

We're now living in a gated community - well, if you call a state park a community, but it does have gates. And they close at 10, but we're never out that late. We have a very nice spot in Cedar Hill State Park just 20 miles south of Dallas. As much as we enjoyed Austin, we really do prefer the state parks as most state parks have generous sites. This one is no exception and as the name would suggest, is covered with beautiful Cedar trees. The campsites are very private and lush by Texas standards. Even with our privacy, we have a view of...

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May 15, 2013 - Tornado Warning

We spent a late evening in a bath house with Barb and Greg and another couple also with their dog (Yogi was with us of course) because of the tornado warnings. Not wise to be in an RV you know during bad weather. The bath house appeared secure enough as it was cement blocks. We heard the sirens and of course learned that evening, Grandview, Cleburne and places we journeyed were struck heavily by tornadoes..

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Apr 24, 2012 - Kimbell Art Museum

This morning we found our way to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and spent a large part of the day seeing the Impressionist Exhibit. This is a collection of impressionist art put together by Sterling Clark and his wife (he was heir to the Singer Sewing Machine money). They arranged for it to be maintained in the Clark Museum which has loaned it to the Kimbell. We spent about four hours there and could easily have enjoyed spending more time with these pieces, but it was one of those “spirit willing but feet and back gave out” things. If...

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Apr 23, 2012 - Cedar Hill State Park

I think we both finally got rested after trying to keep up with the boys. Good thing young people have the children. It was great fun, though. This morning we walked along Onion Creek Trail in a couple of directions so we could see both the upper and lower falls. Lots of birds singing; very few in sight. But we did spot a couple of sandpipers foraging just above Lower Falls. Made it to Cedar Hill State Park about 5 in spite of Gertie GPS trying again to take us down non-existent roads. But, being the persistent type, we made it here and...

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Nov 21, 2007 - To Dallas, Texas

The weather did turn cold overnight, the wind did start blowing from the north and a little precipitation was felt. I took Gino and Reba for a run before we broke camp so we were a little late getting on the road. We stopped at the Texas Welcome Centre where we were advised to drive straight through Dallas to get to our campground south of the city at Cedar Hill State Park. They said the perimeter highway would be way too busy with holiday travelers. So, we took their advice and drove straight through the middle of the city. The traffic was...

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