At some point over the weekend I contracted a head cold and now I am joined at the hip with a Kleenex box. And I've always felt that if you're going to be miserable with a cold, everyone around you might as well be miserable too. Poor Butch. Anyway, that aside, it was a good weekend. Saturday afternoon we went to the Lego Americana Roadshow at the Stonebriar Centre in Frisco. Perhaps Lego structures are the modern day 'ship-in-a-bottle;' the workmanship and patience required is amazing. The star of the show was the US capitol and included in the display were nine other famous American buildings. That evening, Pat, Jill, and Jack came to the campground for supper. Blustery weather precluded a campfire, but we had a rousing round of The Oregon Trail card game--a gift from granddaughter Brooke, who had played the computer version at our house back in the Nineties.
Sunday morning, we met them for breakfast at the Country Club Cafe, a small diner between the campground and their house with excellent food. We returned to the campground to pack up, hook up and get on the road. We had decided that it was enough for one day to simply get on the other side of the DFW metroplex, so had made a one night reservation at Holiday Park on Benbrook Lake, just southwest of Fort Worth. It was a good decision; the route through Dallas and its environs was a brain-battering one.
We also seem to have a knack for picking the best campgrounds for our one-night stays. Our site is huge, again with the permanent shelter over the picnic table. I threw some soup ingredients in the crockpot and we settled in for a pleasant night with "Madame Secretary" and "Elementary"--two of my favorites. Today we will continue southwest to Monahan Sandhills State park.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.