Monday, August 27, 2012

Back in Texas

(Mansfield, TX)  Hi 95 Lo 74 – We were hitched up and on the road by 9:45am. The 225-mile trip was very smooth and uneventful.

I was surprised to see very few oil rigs along the way. I saw one big one that was pumping oil, and a few smaller ones that were not working. What I did see along the way was a really big casino named Winstar. It looked like a mini Vegas.
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They must not let you win very much if they have enough money to keep adding buildings.

Being NASCAR fans, we enjoyed seeing Texas Motor Speedway as we traveled on I-35W toward Ft. Worth.
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It’s a huge complex. It looks a lot like Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, one of our favorite tracks.

A few more miles south and we saw the Ft. Worth skyline. Our route on I-35W took us along the eastern side of the city, so we didn't have to drive through downtown.
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About 10 miles southeast of Ft. Worth, and right between Ft. Worth and Dallas, is Mansfield, where we arrived at Texan RV Ranch. It’s a nice park with a lot of amenities, including a pool. Our kind of park!
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We got set up and got the a/c going, then chilled for the rest of the day and evening. Now we have to decide what we're going to do tomorrow.

2 comments:

Jay said...

The Winstar Casino has a really nice RV park. We stayed there back in April for the inaugural Heartland Oklahoma Chapter rally and had a great time. They were working on a new pool and some other new areas. Prices were not bad either.

JB said...

That Indian owned casino has a sign at the door that I just loved it said "Taking America back one nickel at a time."