Camping at our Elks Lodge in Texas
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.
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
Wonder what is cooked here
Places to relax during an event
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Finally, the seasonal Texas farmer markets are opening. I’m so excited!!!
- Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (new bird life lister for us)
- Northern Cardinal
- Northern Shoveler
- Northern Mockingbird
- Texas Verbena
- Texas Thistle
- Wine cup
Sky Watch Friday
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.
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.
Overnight spot at the shop
Camping-Kevin and I are back at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails. We had a tough time finding a good camping spot. Finally, a friendly camper offered us his spot. We waiting 2 hours for him to leave. It was his first camping trip. It was worth the wait. The spot has afternoon shade, its clean and friendly neighbors. Also, the view is a nice slice of the sky.
Maintenance– We brought the rv into Temecula Valley RV to put new brake pads on. Also, the sumo springs came loose so we had those fixed too. The work was done quickly but our appointment was early in the morning so we spent the night in there overnight spot. Its not a bad place for a free overnight stay.
Walking– I’ve been trying to walk 10,000 steps a day. Its a challenge but its working for me. Kevin walks with me so that help.
Birding- On our walks we saw a Red-tailed Hawk, California Towhee, House Finch, House Sparrow and White-crowed Sparrow.
Emerald Cove RV Park in Earp, California
Fitbit Walk trying for 10,000 steps a day
Stir Fry Wok Food
Birding – We started a new bird list for 2017. This list will track our bird spotting for the year of 2017. We recently added the Great Blue Heron, Great-Tailed Grackle & the Double-Crested Cormorant to our 2017 bird list.
Healthy Eating- I received a wok for Christmas. I’ve been trying to make healthy meals with it. I’ll leave a link below.
Walking- Kevin bought me a Fitbit Charge 2 for our 25th anniversary. I’m so excited. The device tracks my heart rate, steps, miles and sleeping activity. It helps me calm my anxiety with a breathing technique. It also notifies me if I sit too long. At this point, the Fitbit Charge 2 is my new favorite toy. Kevin and I walked 15,686 steps in one day. 🙂
My Fitbit Profile. We could motivate each other.
How to Stir Fry
Emerald Cove RV Park in Earp, California
Full Moon Peaking Out
View of River
Tiki Bar & Grill + Pool Area
Our time- here is spent walking, sky watching, going to the jacuzzi, reading, birding and geocaching.
The campground- is filled with people. I usually don’t see this many RV’s here. We have a good spot in the second row with a slice of a river view.
Photography– My pictures were taken with my iPhone today so be patient with the quality.
Skywatching- The moon was full last night. I saw it in the sky with some clouds. It looked like something from a scary supernatural movie. lol