I kid you NOT!..On our 4 hour drive from Canyon Lake to Benbrook Lake, I spotted 15 squashed skunks in the road…and some I smelled. There were probably at least 50 more that I didn’t spot..What is it here??? Are skunks just stupid? Didn’t their parents teach them to look both ways??? Or is there a plethora of skunk families here in Central Texas…??? At any rate, we arrived here at Benbrook Lake, Holiday Campground about 1PM. (We had a target time of 12:30PM, but SOMEONE wasn’t paying attention to the road signs and we missed the turn into the campground.)
We are in site #73. There are only 2 sites in this loop and we are right on the lake. Benbrook Lake is on the Southwest edge of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. If we drive just 4 miles North, we are getting into the REALLY busy part..But from our campsite you would never know we were on the fringe of insanity…The first night, we lit a campfire and were entertained by some great Military Aircraft flying low overhead.
Dennis said they were AWAC airplanes, AWAC standing for” early warning and control” aircraft. I gotta tell ya, I am absolutely blown away by any Military Aircraft. Our entire family has gone to the Oshkosh Wisconsin Experimental Aircraft Show and I fell in love with them there. This fondness was re-inforced when Den and I got to do a parent cruise on our son Kelly’s ship while he was in the Navy. We did a day cruise on the USS John F. Kenneday. We got onboard at 6:30AM and they cruised out into international waters. There, we got to watch them launch aircraft from the flight deck (wearing earplugs), and break the sound barrier at our level,right off the flight deck over the Pacific Ocean. (That boom rattled our chest and broke all the windows out of the helicopter on the flight deck!)
We have done just enough driving here around Ft. Worth to know that we are both getting too damn old to be in the midst of this kind of traffic…especially after dark..Yesterday we drove 32 miles to the Hurst, TX to see our friends, Bob and Donna Kendrick. They are old friends and I think we risked life and limb to get to their house…and back after dark…NOT FUN! But we DID have fun seeing them!
After a nice visit at their house, they drove us to dinner. (Just as well, we would have gotten lost). Above is Donna with her new Mini Cooper, and Bob’s new Jaguar…
Bob said he originally wanted a new Corvette, but they need a car with 4 doors, so he went with the Jag…I have never been in a more luxurious car…double sun roofs…
What a ride! A little different than the GMC….Of course we parked in BFE…I would be afraid to take it on the road at all..(but I think I would look GREAT behind the wheel!)
We are meeting Bob and Donna again this afternoon. However, this time, we are leaving their house BEFORE dark…Number one reason is that neither one of us can see jack squat after sunset..and Number 2 reason, I turn into a pumpkin at the strike of 7PM..
“This morning, as I was driving to work, I mistook a big brown box on the side of the road for a deer. It was dark, and I swerved at the last second, and even though it wasn’t a deer, I still managed to nail that son of a bitch”
~ Jarod Kintz