Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friends Visit and Emergency on the Lake

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Overcast, 81 degrees

We had a very BUSY day here yesterday.

First thing yesterday morning we had a Search & Rescue K-9 group of about a dozen show up to preform drills with their dogs.

This cool weather has brought many people out for tent camping. The park was more than half full this weekend.

We had friends stop by for a visit. It’s always great to have friends visit! Betty and Sue have just recently become full-timers and they seem to really be enjoying it.

In the late evening Dawn was making her rounds through the park when she noticed one of the RVers was having a cookout. She noticed that many cars were parked along the narrow road making it almost impossible for her to drive a dually truck down the road.

She stopped by and asked that the cars be moved off the road. She explained that parking was available at the restrooms. She explained that emergency vehicles could not get through the area if needed.

His guest started the car shuffle before Dawn left.

Before Dawn returned to the gatehouse, I saw emergency lights approaching the park. I opened the gate and let the truck enter. The truck was pulling a doubledecker boat trailer carrying a hovercraft and a regular boat.

The timing couldn’t been any better. They drove through the area that Dawn had just cleared.

A few moments later a large fire truck showed up.

A second emergency truck (Incident Commander) arrived from across the damn and was at the gate trying to get it unlocked. Dawn ran over with our keys and unlocked the gate for him.

He thanked Dawn for unlocking the gate and told her that the call was for stranded boat on the lake.

All the emergency vehicles drove to the closed boat ramp. A few moments later we heard the boat taking off across the water. The sun was starting to sit.

About an hour later, the Incident Commander stopped by the gatehouse to inform us that they had rescued the boater and pulled his boat to the shore near the boat ramp. He was driving the boat owner to his truck and let us know he would be returning to collect his boat.

Twenty minutes later a truck pulled up to the gatehouse, the driver announced they were the people that had been rescued and that he was there to collect his boat. As I opened the gate to let him in, I noticed he had a couple of children with him.

WOW! So glad they were able to rescue them before it got too dark out. Thanks Wylie Fire Department.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cold Front and Dangerfield Trip

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Overcast, 58 degrees


The weather has drastically changed since last week. A cold front moved through yesterday and today the temperature is in the 50s!

Can I just say” we’re so loving this weather change”

 We’re in the process of wrapping up our 2014 summer season gate attendant gig. September 30th is the last day the park will be open this year.

Dawn and I are trying to get things in order so that we can pull outta here next week for our annual Dangerfield and friend’s trip. 

We’ve been making this trip for several years and really look forward to the get-together.

Dawn and I are looking forward to spending time in a park where we’re the guest for a change!

I love taking pictures at Dangerfield. The park is so beautiful and peaceful too. My camera will get a good workout for sure.

We’re hoping the weather will remain cool while we’re in East Texas.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No Truck A/C and Visiting with Friends

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 98 degrees

The past four days were very busy for us. Our friends Peter and Judy returned for another four day visit.

On Monday we had to put our truck in the shop. The a/c motor quit working. These two old fat girls can handle driving in this heat without the a/c!

We also needed to have the speedometer looked at. On occasion it just stopped working. I read on the internet that Chevy trucks had a problem with the speedometer. There was a recall a few years ago and we didn’t know about it in time to get it fixed for free.

Before taking our truck to the shop, we had to pick up a rental car. We rented a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus. Nice!
Driving a small car is very different after driving our big road hog truck!

Anyway, we were told that the service department was running a day behind and that it might be awhile before they could get to our truck. That’s the reason for renting a car.

In between running our errands and taking care of vehicle issues, we still had to time to visit with Peter and Judy.

We were very excited when the service manager called us late yesterday afternoon to tell us that our truck was ready.

We hurried to the repair shop and picked up our truck and then to the car rental place to return the rental car.

That running around saved us a little cash. We only had to rent the car for two day verses a week!

We are happy gals now that we have our truck back.

We stopped by and visited with our friends who will be pulling out tomorrow.

We are exhausted needless to say.

Today we started our four day shift. This is going to be a busy shift since it’s a holiday weekend.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Visitors and Other Stuff

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 97 degrees

We had company!

Our friends Peter and Judy are here. They came in last Thursday. We met up with them in Kaufman, Texas and brought them in the back way to the lake. This way they could avoid all the Dallas traffic.

They followed us in to a neighboring park. Our park only has 30 amp and they need 50 amp so they are stayed at one of the other parks.

We’ve had a great time visiting with them. We’ve taken them to the laundromat.  Nothing like some good clean fun with friends!

We’ve eaten at some of our favorite places and played a few rounds of FastTrac.

They left yesterday to have some blinds repaired and then off to Durant, Oklahoma to play while we work.

The good news is, they’re coming back by for a four day visit before heading out.

Things have been really slow here at the park. School is about to start in a couple of weeks and it’s just too hot.

The lake levels are still very low and with only one boat ramp open, people are just not interested in driving so far to launch their boats.

Last Saturday a 27 year old man drowns after diving off a party barge.

Sunday night there was a near drowning when a boat capsized with one man aboard.

Today however has been interesting. This afternoon a car pulled up to the gatehouse. I recognized them right away. They are a young couple (late 20’s/ early 30’s) they are regular campers here.

They camp here with her parents. Her father died a couple of months ago. They have accompanied her mother in a couple of camping trips here since.

Anyway, the young couple asked to go into the park for a few minutes. They needed some alone time to talk.

I opened the gate and let them enter. I noticed they drove into the camping area of the park.

Thirty minutes later they exited the park and drove back to the gatehouse window. I opened the window and they both were beaming with huge smiles.

The young man looked over at the young lady and asked her if she was going to tell me the news. I said, yes tell me the news.

She leaned over him with her hand raised showing me a shiny new ring. She told me he proposed to her at their usual campsite. It was on that same site that her boyfriend had asked her father for his blessing months ago. It was her father’s last camping trip. Her boyfriend has patiently waited for a proper amount of time to pass before proposing.

It melted my heart. What a romantic story.

They were just beaming with excitement and we’re very happy for them.

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