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Friday, May 27, 2011


After an uneventful trip from Lubbock through Wichita Falls, down 287 to 114 and into Grapevine, we arrived yesterday about 11:15AM. We did spend a little time in Wichita Falls getting the Motorhome washed at The Falls Truck wash. Located behind Flying J and boasting a large Chrome Shop, the folks did an excellent job of washing and waxing the Motorhome. Included in the package we purchased was hand drying the Motorhome. It looks exceptional.
After arriving at The Vineyards Campground, we took an hour or so to set-up. This is what I call a "full set-up." It included the sun screens, leveling, flushing out the rear radiator, flushing the battery compartment and rinsing the A/C condensor.
Then it was off to find a car wash for the Jeep. One of the downsides to owning a white vehicle is that it shows all of the dirt, especially all of the tar that gets thrown up by the Motorhome in the construction areas. Though we did not get all of the tar off, it looks about 1000% better than it did.
Our camping compadres all trickled in and by 6:30 we were grilling burgers and stuffing ourselves on fabulous desserts.

 The Vineyards Campground is in excellent condition and the improvements that they have made are exceptional.
One of the first things we noticed was a new "Camp Store."  Located up by the entrance it is a nice feature.

Makes a convenient place to buy those last minute and  forgotten items, like eggs, milk and the like.

As you can see from this photo, showing the back side of the entrance to the park, it is a well maintained park.
The paved roads are very nice and it makes a pleasant experience even in the rain. The new sites that were added look exceptional. An example is this one.
 A nice back in spot with very attractive stone work. Other new sites included decks, especially in areas where the ground sloped a great deal. They even have some "along the road" spots as you might be able to make out in this picture.
 And you do have the lake to look at and enjoy, along with a variety of animals, birds and water fowl.
The special treat with coming here on Memorial day week end is the free fireworks show.

We are already planning to make reservations for next year.

This morning we are off to Great Wolf Lodge to partake of their wonderful breakfast buffet, then to run errands - including, I am sure, the requisite stop at the Denton Camping World. This evening is the annual dinner at Babes for fried chicken and chicken fried steak. All served family style.

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