Day Tripping: Time for Fun

Day Tripping QX60

It’s weird how fast winter flew by here in North Texas this year.  I’m pretty sure it was a few weeks of sweaters and coats and then everybody switched back to shorts and t-shirts.  You gotta admit, we do enjoy some spectacular weather here in Dallas/Ft Worth.

Which brings me to my point: you don’t have to leave to take a vacation.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel and I’ve promised myself that I will hike to the top of Machu Picchu and visit the Great Pyramids before it’s all said and done.  But taking my kids to Grapevine’s Great Wolf Lodge is easy, fun and doesn’t require a plane ticket. 

Have you been to Addison’s Cavanaugh Flight Museum?  It’s got an amazing collection of 58 restored airplanes from World War I to the Vietnam era.  Grab lunch at J’s Breakfast and Burgers, a great local place, and you’ve got another adventure under your belt that’s unique and affordable. 

Or, load up the Infiniti with a tent, sleeping bags and a cooler full of cheese whiz and crackers and head for Wills Point and the beautiful Lake Tawakoni State Park.  It’s a lot closer to DFW than you think and feels like a world away.  Go fishing, do a little hiking and basically reconnect with your family and friends. 

One of my kid’s favorite spots is in Glen Rose and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  The drive-thru exotic animal park is spectacular and they offer lodge and safari camp for kids.  Glen Rose has so much fantastic local restaurants and shops that you’ll easily let a weekend slip by and return to work feeling relaxed and refreshed.

All in all, North Texas is it’s own vacation destination and I hope you and your family will do a little exploring on your own.  For now, the Great Pyramids will have to wait.  There’s a fish in Lake Tawakoni with my name on it.

See you on the road.

George Grubbs III

Grubbs Infiniti