It is rated as one of the Top 100 Good Sam Parks in America and Top 100 Parks nation wide. We have really enjoyed our stay here and will hate to leave.
|Facing the 5 acre lake from our RV lot.|
Our main reason for being in this part of Texas is due to our daughters, Courtney and Tia who needed some orthodontic work. While in West Virginia we were given an estimate of close to $5000.00 for each girl to have a palatal expander inserted to widen their upper jaw and face masks to pull it out.
Plus there was the time required for the girls treatment in West Virginia which threw a wrench into our travel plans to see America. So we decide to ask around to see if we could find an orthodontist who provided the same quality service, but at a cheaper cost and would work with us on the treatment timeline.
After checking around and finally putting a post on Fulltime Families Facebook page, we were directed to Orthodontic Avenue in Coppell Texas. We called their office and after discussing their prices and services, we decided to drive down and get the girls evaluated by Dr. Dipak Chudasama. It was well worth the trip for both price and service and we are happy to report that the girls are receiving excellent orthodontic treatment.
|Courtney and Tia with their face masks on.|
|The whole LivelyRV family with Dr. Chudasama at Orthodontic Avenue.|
|Don, Chloe, Misty, Courtney, Tia, Avery, Ethan, and Ian at Duck Commander headquarters.|
|Posing in front of Uncle Si's bottle of tea.|
|The kids at Six Flags Over Texas.|
|Tia practicing for her driver license in a Chaparral Antique car.|
|Ethan trying his hand at driving.|
|Avery having more of a thrill than he expected.|
|Ethan and Courtney enjoying the ride.|
One Sunday we went out to Lake Tawakoni for church service, a baptism, and a picnic. It was a very fun time and two of our neighbor's girls got baptized in the process.
Unforeseen to Pastor Darren and Pastor Todd was the mud which was knee deep and like quicksand, so wading out into the lake was a no go. Luckily they rented jet skis for the day and so used them to transport the individuals being baptized out into deeper water.
|The kids at Lake Tawakoni's muddy shore.|
|Jane and Jill getting baptized in Lake Tawakoni.|
One area of concern was that the lake's water level has receded so much that the original docks are no longer usable. It has lost around forty percent of its water and as of 9-24-2014 is only 59.8% full.
|All of this should be under water at Lake Tawakoni.|
We also helped The Refuge Church at the 2014 Flight of Our Fathers Fly-In at the Terrell Texas Municipal Airport supporting the baby changing station. We, of course, did not have to change any diapers or anything, but provided parents a secure location to change diapers or breast feed their babies.
Afterwards we enjoyed watching the planes fly in and on static display. The church also provided all of us shirts, which will be handy for the next time we go to Six Flags.
|Tia, Ethan, Avery, Courtney, Chloe, and Ian at the Terrell Texas Fly-In.|
|Courtney, Tia, Ethan, Chloe, Avery, and Ian enjoying the Terrell Texas Fly-In.|
We also celebrated Chloe's fourth birthday on Sept 19th with our neighbors. It was nothing special, just a princess cake, ice cream, and presents, but Chloe was more than happy with it. Of course, the lasting memories created during her birthday will always be treasured! She is growing up so fast, just like all of our kids, and will be going off to college before you know it.
|Chloe's Birthday Cake.|
|Our four year old enjoying her day with her Mini Mouse outfit on.|
Just to show you how small of a world it is, our kids started walking a pair of dogs for a couple who were staying the next lot over. After meeting the couple, come to find out the husband retired from the New York Army National Guard and knows many of the same individuals I do. He has also been to West Virginia many times and worked at our Regional Training Institute at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia. It is a small world after all.
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV
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