Friday, March 16, 2018

Parked in Plano

Plano is just north of Dallas in southwestern Collin County. We moved to
Former residence
this growing community in about 1990 and lived there for 20 years. When we arrived, our neighborhood was bordered by a wheat field and a blimp airport. By the time we left, the airport was replaced by houses and an elementary school took over the fields. This growth has continued until on a recent visit I nearly didn’t recognize the area. Plano wasn’t always a hotbed of growth. It has some of the same mundane roots as other towns in Texas.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Looking for Leo

Muenster, the home of Germanfest and a mayor named Leo, is a good
Entrance to the City Park
place to go in search of German cuisine. And so on a rainy day we ventured forth to look for lunch away from home and to see what might be to the north of DFW. Dave learned about this town and Germanfest back in the 1970s when he and Mayor Leo Hess worked together for a technology company. Someday we’ll go to Germanfest and maybe find Leo, again.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Wet in Westlake

Pond at the Circle T Ranch
Westlake is an upscale bedroom community just south of Trophy Club. We drive through the area every now and then getting from our house to that of one of our relatives. It’s pleasant countryside with cattle and horses grazing in open pastures, along with a few streams and ponds. The area is becoming more of a business center, but there are still large trees and lovely little hills.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Food in Southlake

'Lake Ledbetter', our flooded backyard
Since we’re still staying close to home, the only thing I’ve got to write about this week is a new restaurant. If the rain doesn’t stop soon, we’ll need a boat to do any traveling!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Old and New

February seems to be the time we stay home. It’s cold, wet, and generally
Tessellating Fish
dismal. All I want to do is make quilts or design bead work, or read – and find new local places to eat. This month has been no different. We haven’t ventured far from home, but we’ve experienced a few new places. For information about my rating system, see Reading the Reviews.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Elusive Elizabethtown

Coming from Denton I’ve passed the Buc ee’s and turned down highway 114 on more than one occasion. Off to the south of this highway I’ve
Highway sign
noticed a hotel, a gas station or two, and some apartments. What I didn’t know is that this was once the location of Elizabethtown, Texas. On a lovely, but cold and windy Monday Dave and I decided to go exploring.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Covering Coppell

Entry to Coppell
There are some towns that take you by surprise. I know that Coppell also has an excellent school district, and that the science program is particularly outstanding. It also has several interesting cemeteries, and some unusual places to eat.  I thought that Coppell was a town with a short history, but, as with many small towns, this is not the case.