Camping at our Elks Lodge

Camping at our Elks Lodge in Texas

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This is our camping site at the Grapevine Elks Lodge. We pay $20.00 a night. We have electric & water hook-ups and plenty of social opportunities. The lodge has a drawing & meal on Wednesday nights.  Thursday nights is Karaoke nights @ 7. Friday night is a nice dinner & dancing.

Kevin and I attended the Wednesday night meal. It was chicken parmesan, meatballs, pasta, 2 different salads, and 2 different desserts. The volunteers were friendly and helpful.  I’m happy to be part of this lodge.

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Grapevine Elks Lodge #2483

Lodge #2483 began in 1971 in Hurst, Texas. Kevin and I were given a tour of the lodge when we joined. The kitchen area looks clean and efficient. The dance floor looks like fun. A new outside area was recently added. It looks like a good place to relax with a drink or meal outside.

Members Only Park

This is the members-only park we have access to. Joey (our yorkie) likes to sniff at everything in the park. lol

If the weather is nice Kevin found a few places we could go on our morning walk up the street. I’m involved in several Fitbit challenges this week. I love it! It keeps me accountable. My daily goal is 10,000 steps a day.

Overall, the Grapevine Elks Lodge is a great place to join the elks. The location is near the Globe Life Park in Arlington where the Texas Rangers play baseball. The lodge is military veteran friendly. Kevin and I both served in the Army. The members are friendly. Whenever we enter the lodge a member takes a moment to talk. I’m very happy with our membership here.

Happy RVing!

BPOE Membership

We joined Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in Texas. Our elks membership is something we have discussed for several years. We visited several elk lodges before deciding on the Grapevine Elks Lodge in Texas.

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The members greeted us with enthusiasm. They answered any questions we had about the elks. If you’re interested in joining we would love to help.

Happy RVing!

Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas

Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas

“It is good people who make good places.”
― Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas
This park is near Bridgeport, Texas.

This park has a 5-mile walk. It’s called the Armadillo walk. We have our Fitbit’s charged and ready to go. 🙂 My Fitbit goal is 10,000 steps a day.

 We found a 30 amp site with full hook up next to the clubhouse. The street is called Hollywood Blvd. 🙂 The satellite reception and internet work well at our site. I think we’re going to have a nice quiet Easter here.

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 The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is a new find for us. The long forked tail on this bird is used it catch insects.

We applied for our elk’s membership in Texas this month. I’m excited to join the elk’s organization. If everything goes well we should be elks soon. Its good to be part of an organization that helps others. Also, the elks have RV parks all over the USA.

Happy RVing!

Finally, the seasonal Texas farmer markets are opening. I’m so excited!!!

Bird Spotting

  • Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (new bird life lister for us)
  • Killdeer
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Mallards
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Mockingbird

Wildflowers

  • Texas Verbena
  • Texas Thistle
  • Wine cup
  • Coreopsis

Sky Watch Friday

 

 

Visting Livingston Texas

While camping at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails in Texas.

Kevin and I visited Livingston, Texas its about 1 hour from Lake Conroe Thousand Trails. We saw the Escapee RV Club Headquarters. The staff let us see our mail box and gave us a tour of the mail processing area.

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We also filled out paperwork for a library card at the Livingston Library. We can check out ebooks from the library while we travel.

Exercise: I’m still loving my Fitbit. My goal is 10,000 steps most days.

Happy RVing!

Colorado River Thousand Trails in Texas

While camping at Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas

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Campground: The campground is well maintained. The sites are spacious. The campers are friendly. The verizon & satellite reception is good in D section. We attended a potluck and concert at the activity center. The band played classic rock/folk music/Irish music. The band members passed out a booklet with the lyrics of the songs so we got to sing along with the band. I had a great time.

Wildflowers: I spotted several types of wildflowers here. I’ve been having a good time identifying all of them. I started taking pictures of them for a binder. Texas Blue bonnets, Cedar Sage, Wine Cup, White Prickly Poppy, Texas Indian Paintbrush, Texas Lantana, Pink Evening Primrose, Wind Flower, Bull Nettle, Coreopsis

Hiking: Kevin and I drove over to the Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge. We didn’t see any Prairie Chickens but we spotted several others birds and wildflowers here. Also, we hiked around the Monument Hill & Brewery State Historic Site.

Exercise: We walked 2-3 miles a day here. Also, we did a historic volksmarch 5k around Columbus, Texas. We saw several historic houses, the river, the courthouse, water tower and some local shops in town on the volksmarch.

Birding: Killdeer, Crested Caracara, Savannah Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Vesper Sparrow, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe

Happy RVing!

Wildflower List

Bird Life List

Favorite Cafes

Volksmarching

Traveling to Lake Conroe Thousand Trails

Medina Lake Thousand Trails in Texas

While camping at Medina Lake Thousand Trails in Texas

I saw so many deer at this park. The deer walked into our campsite several times.

 

Site Seeing: We saw the Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio Texas. Kevin and I walked the whole river walk loop then had lunch.

Birding: We added the Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal and Black-crested Titmouse. We also added Egyptian Geese to our bird list. There are two of them here at the park.

Exercise: We’re walking 2-3 miles a day at Medina Thousand Trails.

Happy RVing!

Favorite Cafes 

Movie, Walking and Birding

Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand trails in Menifee, California.

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Movie- We saw A Dog’s Purpose this week. I cried at this movie. If your an animal lover you will like this movie.

Walking- I’ve been using my Fitbit everyday. My goal to make 10,000 steps a day or more. I reach my goal most days but its a challenge. The Fitbit is a great walking tool for me. The challenges with others have been motivating me to do better.

Birding- On our walks, we’ve seen a Red-tailed hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Canadian Geese, American Coots and Great-tailed Grackle.

Happy RVing!