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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Between assignments

Benbrook,  TX

Today was our last day of work up near Alliance Airport in Fort Worth.    We knew it was coming to an end last week watching equipment being removed from the site.

Knowing we were leaving today, yesterday I started making plans.   We were told a new assignment might come as soon as a few days or a week or two.   So I made reservations until Friday the 28th for

Our trip was just a few miles down I35 to I820.  The lake and campground is just 7 miles SW of I820.  A trip total of 37 miles.  

Most sites are well spread out but ours appear to be one of the best.   We are in a loop of just two pull through sites with a suitable distance between the two.  We haven't seen anyone over there yet.

We sit maybe 100 feet from the lake.

Once we got here and was talking to the camp host we decided to reserve for the full 14 days permitted at the same site.  That would bring us up to April 5.   This way we are assured we will not have to move to another site should the job not come through before then.   Certain sites can be reserved  on-line, this being one of them.   If we did not reserve, we would be taking our chances and would probably have to move to another site.     Should we leave early, we would get a refund for days not used less a $10.00 fee.

Cost here with the America the Beautiful Pass is just $14.00 a night.   The site is 50 amp with water.   Would be perfect if there was sewer.   We checked out the showers and I am just hoping there is not another real cold snap.  They are not heated.   Don't even like to think about getting a shower in 30 degree weather.

Once we got settled we had an early dinner at Cracker Barrel.  

Damp and chilly out today.   Hoping the weather warms as I really want to spend some time hiking and just sitting by the lake watching the ducks and geese.

Until next time....


  1. Looks like a great spot. We are headed to Lake Mead.

  2. Love COE parks. Your site is sure a beauty. Enjoy the relaxation time.

  3. This is really a great location. We have volunteered here a few times and look forward to going back maybe next year. Country feeling with conveniences close by. Enjoy! Becki

  4. That looks like a nice park. I'm with you, though, don't like walking to the showers when it's cold! Sponge bath perhaps?? :)

  5. I love your spot. I could see me sitting there daydreaming away.