Sunday, February 21, 2010

Took a little trip…

Made the plunge and took a short trip to the Dallas area looking for a travel trailer.  No, did not buy one but I think I came back more confused than ever.  What we were looking for is called a hybrid.  It usually has beds on each end in a tent type setup.  Like a pop up.  However the rest of the trailer is like a regular travel trailer.  We are wanting one with a slide.  We are wanting the tent ends to not need to be snapped and not have poles!  Those are a pain in the butt. And after looking, I know of several I want and don’t want.  Now to find a used one that is not so expensive!  And close to home. 

We had a great trip except it was cold in the Dallas area.  We went to Decatur, Denton, Lewisville, Mesquite, Cleburne, Dublin, Bayer.  Whew!  Two days of traveling.  Stayed in a couple of nice Comfort Inns.  The first one was an old one in Decatur but the room was great and the bed was wonderful.  The second was a new one in Glen Rose.  NICE!  Great breakfast in each.

The drive through Cleburne, Dublin, Bayer, Stephenville, etc. is really pretty.  Don’t necessarily  want to travel that in the heat of summer there but…

Took a few pictures.  Ross spotted this little stream and we had to go back and take some photos.

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I just liked this serene scene….

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And these cows just caught my eye – in the same area of the road.A 02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 11

A bonus of our stop was this great blue heron.  Not sure where he popped up from but it was a great site. Sorry I did not have my other zoom lens on – maybe I would have caught a better photo.

 02-20-10 Great Blue Heron Stephenville TX 01

02-20-10 Great Blue Heron Stephenville TX 02

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Clouds really popped up just north of Abilene.  Beautiful.

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Plans at this point are to MAYBE go to south Texas – Austin, San Antonio, etc. at spring break and do a bit more looking.  By now I just want to find one and be done! :)

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Screwed Up Texan said...

Glad you had fun and it was certainly a surprise to see that you were so close to me! Maybe next time.

Lisa said...

Wonderful photos Becky!

Talkin' Texan said...

Years ago we had a Jayco Kiwi. (Hard sides and tent beds) We LOVED it! We sold it and I think it has sold again, but we have seen it parked at a house (in Amarillo) so I smile every time I drive by it.

We are full-timers (most of the time) now so we have a 5th wheel but have lots of good memories from our hybrid days.

Good luck in your search!

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Took a little trip…

Made the plunge and took a short trip to the Dallas area looking for a travel trailer.  No, did not buy one but I think I came back more confused than ever.  What we were looking for is called a hybrid.  It usually has beds on each end in a tent type setup.  Like a pop up.  However the rest of the trailer is like a regular travel trailer.  We are wanting one with a slide.  We are wanting the tent ends to not need to be snapped and not have poles!  Those are a pain in the butt. And after looking, I know of several I want and don’t want.  Now to find a used one that is not so expensive!  And close to home. 

We had a great trip except it was cold in the Dallas area.  We went to Decatur, Denton, Lewisville, Mesquite, Cleburne, Dublin, Bayer.  Whew!  Two days of traveling.  Stayed in a couple of nice Comfort Inns.  The first one was an old one in Decatur but the room was great and the bed was wonderful.  The second was a new one in Glen Rose.  NICE!  Great breakfast in each.

The drive through Cleburne, Dublin, Bayer, Stephenville, etc. is really pretty.  Don’t necessarily  want to travel that in the heat of summer there but…

Took a few pictures.  Ross spotted this little stream and we had to go back and take some photos.

 02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 0102-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 06 02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 02 

02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 05

I just liked this serene scene….

02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 07

And these cows just caught my eye – in the same area of the road.A 02-20-10 Scenery around Stephenville TX 11

A bonus of our stop was this great blue heron.  Not sure where he popped up from but it was a great site. Sorry I did not have my other zoom lens on – maybe I would have caught a better photo.

 02-20-10 Great Blue Heron Stephenville TX 01

02-20-10 Great Blue Heron Stephenville TX 02

02-20-10 Great Blue Heron Stephenville TX 03

Clouds really popped up just north of Abilene.  Beautiful.

02-20-10 Clouds in central Texas 01 02-20-10 Clouds in central Texas 03 02-20-10 Clouds in central Texas 04 02-20-10 Clouds in central Texas 05 02-20-10 Clouds in central Texas 06

Plans at this point are to MAYBE go to south Texas – Austin, San Antonio, etc. at spring break and do a bit more looking.  By now I just want to find one and be done! :)

3 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

Glad you had fun and it was certainly a surprise to see that you were so close to me! Maybe next time.

Lisa said...

Wonderful photos Becky!

Talkin' Texan said...

Years ago we had a Jayco Kiwi. (Hard sides and tent beds) We LOVED it! We sold it and I think it has sold again, but we have seen it parked at a house (in Amarillo) so I smile every time I drive by it.

We are full-timers (most of the time) now so we have a 5th wheel but have lots of good memories from our hybrid days.

Good luck in your search!

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