The Harbor In Rockwall At Lake Ray Hubbard

At this morning I wanted to check out the little lighthouse at The Harbor in Rockwall, Texas. So, I drove for some photos to Lake Ray Hubbard. The Harbor has a nice lake front with the Hilton Hotel, Cinemark Theater, lots of restaurants, bars, wellness spas, etc. But I was more interested in the fountain, the lighthouse and some other sights, I’ve seen previously online. The weather was gorgeous. The sun warmed my skin, while the wind blew from the lake. The temperatures were in the low 60s. It was a perfect morning for a photo hike at The Harbor in Rockwall at Lake Ray Hubbard.

Stone Creek Park

I have a confession to make: I’m an internet “junkie” and a Pinterest addict. 😉 Now this has been said, I can tell that I love to pin photos of places in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to check them out later. I stumbled across this park with a small waterfall in Flower Mound.

One October morning of last year, I drove to Stone Creek Park to capture some  photos of the park and the waterfall. I wish, the water had been just a tiny little bit higher. But since  I wasn’t familiar with this area, it was a good thing and more safe that the water is at a lower level. It was a nice little hike. The foliage slowly changes colors. It was a perfect Autumn morning. 🙂

Serenity ~ Sunrise At Joe Pool Lake

At this morning, Kevin and the girls were at the 5K-Pumpkin Run in Lynn Creek Park. Over the years, I made it a tradition to photograph the sunrise (weather-permitted) at Joe Pool Lake.

The State Fair of Texas Begins Today

It’s State Fair time in Texas. Today, the fair will open its doors at 10:00 am and will be open until October 22, 2017. For this event, I pulled up some pictures from our last year’s visit:

I Love Dallas!

After the farewell party in Lower Greenville, several of us went over to a co-worker’s apartment in uptown Dallas, yesterday. Since there is so much construction and new buildings in Dallas, it can be a little bit overwhelming. But we figured it out, and made it to the right elevator in the right building. LOL

Being up on top of the roof of Dallas was nice. But being on a balcony on the 24th floor was no fun, when I struggled with fear-of-height problems. It took me a couple of minutes to actually look out in the distance and enjoy the view. But it was rewarding. And every time I look at the skyline of Dallas, it always reminds me, why I moved here over 13 years ago. I love the big city flair. But I also love the quieter suburb of the DFW-Metroplex.

Farewell Party At The Truck Yard In Dallas

This afternoon, we had a farewell party for Kevin’s co-worker. Him, his wife and son are moving back to the UK. We celebrated at the Truck Yard in Lower Greenville of Dallas.

Arriving at the Truck Yard, I liked it from the first minute. The Truck Yard is fairly new, it opened in 2013. It has the flair of a beer garden, “junk yard”, great food, live music, and it is dog friendly. They even encourage to bring your pooch with you. Every day, different food trucks park in the yard to sale their signature dishes. While waiting for the food to be done, we got one of these light-up pagers. Some guests go to the bar, get a drink and find a table under the shading umbrellas and trees in the meantime. The Truck Yard has a truck schedule on its website. If there is food from a particular truck, and the truck parks in the yard f.e. on Wednesday, that might be a good day to visit. I had the “Rice Bowl” from the Ssahm BBQ truck. I was wondering, why my taste buds recognized a hint of far eastern flavors. Later I found out, they serve Korean-Mexican foods. That’s awesome! And it tasted great. Why did I never get the idea of mixing these two flavors? 😉

John Tipton played some tunes with his band on the stage truck, today. It was a great day in a good place to say good bye to a wonderful co-worker.

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Goodbye, Fraser & Family! Have a safe trip home back to the UK!

NOTE: Since I didn’t capture the photo and it was done with Annette’s cell phone, I can’t take the credit for the last photo above.