Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friends in Texas

After visiting Escapees in Livingston, we wanted to visit our friend Frank Drew who lives in Waco and the new Presidential Library in Dallas.  We looked at the map and saw a Thousand Trails park that looked like it was pretty close to Waco and just a little further to Dallas.  Turned out to be double the distance it appeared (everything’s bigger in Texas!), but it still worked out great.  We always enjoy staying at a Thousand Trails park, and this one didn’t disappoint.  It’s a huge park and you’re really camping in the woods – yet they have a great hot tub and we took advantage.

Map picture

 

The hot tub at Lake Whitney Thousand Trails park
The hot tub at Lake Whitney Thousand Trails park

Visiting Frank, was an unqualified joy!  He happened to be flying in to Dallas from a convention in Las Vegas, so we arranged to pick him up at Love Field, after our visit to the Presidential museum.  We drove him to his home in Waco.  That gave us some real quality time to catch up on the 4 years since we’ve seen him.  We spent a lot of time with Frank in our first few years on the road.  He owned Coach Connect, a company that installed Wi-Fi in RV parks.  Jim worked as customer support for the company.  The company went under, but the friendship remained.  He’s one of those friends where you pick up right where you left off even though it’s been years since you’ve talked!  We were especially happy to be able to visit now because he and his delightful wife, Beth, just had a baby girl.

Hello Claire!

Proud Daddy, happy baby
Proud Daddy, happy baby

Frank and Beth are brave souls to trust their baby to be held by these two!

I don't know who is more afraid?
I don't know who is more afraid?

 

Do you blame her?
Do you blame her?

 

We were also thrilled that we got to visit with Frank Sr. at his new home in Waco.  Sorry we missed Frank’s mom, Carol – she’s visiting family in Idaho.  Next time Carol!

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