Where Are We Now?

Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails Is An Idyllic Spot

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Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails Is An Idyllic Spot | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We moved a couple of days ago. It is hard to believe how fast time flies! We love it here. The huge gaps between neighbors, our close proximity to the lake, which we can both see from the dining room windows, and the scampering squirrels make this a lovely site. The weather is more mild, no wind and not as warm. This property is 380 acres and our loop is far from the rest of the park's RV...

Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 2

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Thousand Trails Membership Cost Discussion | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is part two of my Thousand Trails membership discussion. I analyse our cost to usage ratio, our ROI and speculate on our cost for 2018 and 2019. If you've wondered whether there is any sales pressure after you've bought a membership, there is. I talk about those two meetings and explain how I worked the time to my advantage. Part three will finish up the Thousand Trails discussion by...

Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 1

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Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 1 Bunnies | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are finishing up our first year of full time RV travel. We have learned a ton! We also have enough financial details available to provide a cost analysis of our campground spending for 2017. Hub insisted that I break it up into smaller segments and the first part alone was 24 minutes. So, I broke it into three parts. This first part focuses on our primary campground membership (Thousand...

Winding Down At Lake Whitney Plus Some Great Insect Pics!

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Our Site At Lake Whitney Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We've had a nice, quiet time here at Lake Whitney.

I taught cardmaking 3x while here. Everyone wanted Christmas cards so I had to come up with three new designs since I only had a total of 5 available from my Paper Pumpkin subscription (these come all ready to go, much easier than me cutting all the materials). I like the ones I came up with even if it was a bit of work. I have to make...

Texas Musings - Week Two

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Texas Pizza Crust | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

First I want to discuss pizza crusts. In every other state you get two choices of premade pizza crusts, either Boboli or Mama Mias. Here in Texas we bought a "fancy" pizza crust and made the awesome pizza in the article pic. It was YUMMY!

We haven't been in Texas for long enough to have developed a firm opinion on the state, but we do have some first impressions that I need to log to...

So What's The Disc Golf Like In Texas?

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So What's The Disc Golf Like In Texas? | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We found a disc golf course not so far away in Hillsboro. The site I use to review courses said that the course is unplayable due to the grass not being mowed. Hub drove there to check it out and sent me a pic of the course with MOWED grass! So we went the next day and played holes one through eight. Hub was not in a rush and actually allowed me to video and he even videoed me on a couple of...

After Four Travel Days We've Finally Landed In The Dallas Area

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Lake Whitney Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We left Page Springs on 11/5 and spent four days driving to our first winter destination. The first two days in Arizona were wonderful weather-wise, Then we hit some cold rainy weather in Texas. I am so glad we opted to stay at a campground and not a rest area. We needed our furnace on all afternoon and overnight which would have ran us out of power for sure. Because of our plan to stay at a...

Day Excursion To Jerome, Watson Lake And Prescott

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Watson Lake | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Yesterday we drove to Prescott and found some pretty awesome sites along the way. First as we wound our way up highway 89A, Hub commented on the sign that said no loads longer than 50 feet. We thought that was interesting and then as we wound up and into a small town called Jerome we understood why. We'd been through Jerome over 20 years ago. It is an artsy community built into the side of the...