Aching for Autumn

The second full weekend of Fall found us sweltering, with summer-like temperatures in the mid-90s. Needless to say, we had hoped the weather forecasts would prove right and we would enjoy evening temps in the low 80s. Alas, that was not to be. On both Friday and Saturday, the temperatures hovered in the high 80s,…

A Win, a Place, and a Show

Saturday found us at the Texas Rangers final night game at Globe Life Park. Next year, the team will begin playing at its new $1.1 billion stadium next door. Globe Life Field will seat almost 10,000 fewer fans, but they’ll be able to watch games in air-conditioned comfort (and without the two-inning wait at most…

Seasonal Shift

Although weekend temperatures stayed in the 90s, with cloudy skies and warm breezes, it seemed as though summer knew it was time to make way for fall. Much of the grass, like most of the ground cover, has started to wither. The leaves have pushed out their last bit of green, and the air is…

Saturday Setbacks

Our “Friday the 13th” weekend began well enough, with a relaxing Date Night dinner and a viewing of The American President (one of our favorites). We then marveled at a spectacular harvest moon before calling it a night. Then Saturday happened. Saturday’s setbacks occupied the rest of the day. One of those setbacks had to…

Exceptions to the Rules

As we walked the dogs early Saturday morning, we passed a site with three vehicles parked on the grass, with one of the vehicles parked head-in off the pavement. The park rules clearly stipulate that there can be no more than two vehicles per site, and that they must be parked parallel to the pavement.…

Working Weekend

This weekend found us both doing “homework” at Loyd Park, with Cliff developing a social media strategy and Jon writing an SOP for updating web content. An SOP, for the uninitiated, is a Standard Operating Procedure, a set of step-by-step instructions to help people carry out complex routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality…

Summer Scorcher

Another weekend with triple-digit temperatures found us camping at Loyd Park, where we enjoyed a shaded site and mild mornings with cool breezes off Joe Pool Lake. Most folks have the good sense to head toward cooler climates at this time of year, but our jobs keep us tethered to the immediate Dallas-Fort Worth area,…