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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Crossing Texas – Dec. 27-30, 2011

There is nothing quite like receiving an invitation to a birthday party in Corpus Christi, Texas (sunny and 72 degrees) to make you jump up, dig yourself out of eight inches of snow and skedaddle out of New Mexico!  It was for this reason that we skipped our drive down to the Carlsbad Caverns and, instead, headed directly to Forney, Texas for a couple of nights.

Forney is a nice little suburb of Dallas (22 miles east) and we enjoyed staying at the Plantation Place RV Park for two nights while visiting family.  The RV park is on a 40-acre parcel (complete with a southern plantation mansion) but you wouldn’t know that from the lack of space between pitches.  More on the park can be found here on RV Parks.

Other than visiting our dear family members there were two other highlights of this area:  The Hole Thing Donuts and 4T’s BBQ, both family-owned businesses located in Forney.   The donuts are simply amazing with varieties like Maple Bacon (yes, you read that correctly) and S’mores as well as your old favorites.  While there, I sampled a pulled pork roll made from 4T’s barbequed pork and The Hole Thing’s dough which was a taste sensation.  The Hole Thing is thinking about adding this to their menu and I hope they do.  The meat was so delicious that I stopped by 4T’s on my way home and picked up some brisket for dinner.  (Both restaurants are reviewed on Yelp!, click here for The Hole Thing and here for 4T’s.)

In other news:  A slight update to our General Plan (map on the tab above):  We have decided to leave for Europe out of Miami rather than NY, thus saving us a trip up the eastern seaboard in the mucky spring weather.  This also gives us more time to enjoy the sun and sea around the south and down into the Keys.