We stayed on the west side of Dallas so that we could be nearer Laurel’s family. On Thursday laurels dad flew into Ft Worth and came to see us at the park. It was nice to let someone else see how we pack up and leave, our process has improved so much since our frantic first days.
He rode in the RV with us for the hour drive through Ft Worth to Weatherford. We checked into the park and went straight to meet the grandparents at Olive Garden.
Say what you will about chain restaurants but at least you know what you’re getting. You can’t beat the value of unlimited soup and salad.
The RV Park was new and clean. We didn’t get a chance to use anything because we were constantly out meeting family. Also their wifi is atrocious, it wasn’t even fast enough to get the speed test page to load, so I can’t even post a verified speed. I guess it’s the gamble you make with Tengo Internet. I had to go work from Laurel’s grandmother’s house on Friday. But that did give me a chance to download a lot of data from my server I left back in Virginia. The blazing speed of residential cable Internet.
Fire Oak Grill
Weatherford is a nice little town, bigger than a lot of the towns that we drove through on the way to Dallas. It’s kind of go that typical suburban feel to it, but it’s retained enough of its character to feel unique. After working all day we all drove down to the town square and ate at a nice local restaurant the atmosphere was fancy for a small town. But the server was very attentive and put up with our party with a smile.
This little boutique liquor store looks like it opened up recently. It’s just off the square in downtown. For such a small town, they have a really good selection of beers. I was only interested in the Texas selections and they had a whole section in the cooler of single bottles of only Texas beers. The employees were friendly and really knowledgeable about beer. As I drink (and buy) more good beers I don’t necessarily know any more about them, but I can spot a bullshitter quicker. This guy really knows his stuff, but isn’t a jerk about it.
The center of the Weatherford square is the old courthouse building. And I guess the current courthouse building. It’s very pretty. But laurel pointed out that it’s plaque is written in ‘Texan’. It does contain the fact that while the courthouse was being built the court was held under the big oak tree.
It was good to spend some time with Laurel’s grandparents. While I worked at their house they mostly just left me alone to my important work. While they watched reruns of law and order in the other room. It reminded me of college actually. Laurel, her dad, and her grandfather spent a couple hours running errands. They had duplicate keys made for the RV and the dog groomed. I actually liked small town Texas better than Dallas, it reminded me of where I grey up in Stafford. But with bigger highschool football stadiums.
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