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Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

While tooling around looking for the neighborhood of Lower Greenville recently, I somehow ended up at White Rock Lake and came across the Bath House Cultural Center. Now, anyone who knows Dallas would probably wonder how the hell I managed to end up there when I was supposedly heading for a whole other part of […]

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Tags: Architecture · Area Lakes · Art · Attractions · Culture · Parks · Theaters

Bass Pro Shops, Garland

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Danger, Will Robinson! I’m going to warn you about this ahead of time: if you’re a PETA member or just don’t like hunting and fishing, then this entry is not for you. But I figure you’re more or less like me, Devoted Reader, or you wouldn’t return here again and again (all three of you […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions · Shopping

Leonhardt Lagoon, Dallas

June 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Well, folks, I’m back from my trip to Far East Texas, otherwise known as the Carolinas. I had a great time while vacationing, and the landscape was beautiful, but alas — since it’s a bit far from DFW, I won’t be going into too much detail on this blog about what I saw and did. […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions · Museums

White Rock Lake, Dallas: Part II

February 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Welcome back to our whirlwind tour of White Rock Lake, that watery oasis in the middle of East Dallas. Previously, I discussed the dam complex and the lake itself; today, we’ll explore a few more of its wonders.By the way, here’s the new house I just bought on the shores of White Rock Lake: Okay, […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions · Events

White Rock Lake, Dallas: Part I

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

And now it’s time for a visit to everyone’s favorite Metroplex reservoir, the famous White Rock Lake! This 1,254-acre body of water, so named because it was formed from damming White Rock Creek in East Dallas in 1910, was originally created to provide a source of drinking water for the rapidly growing city. That lasted […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions

Lake Lavon, Dam It!

September 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Before we get started, a quick riddle: what did the fish say when it swam into the concrete wall? “Dam!”* Bwahahaha! Well. Now that that’s out of my system, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite places: Lake Lavon. Of course, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers insists on calling it Lavon […]

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Tags: Area Lakes

Dallas/Fort Worth Fishing Report

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

As you may recall, I’ve just finished a humongous move, which really sapped my time and energy. I moved from Richardson, near Highway 75 (or Central Expressway, as we call it in this part of Texas), down to south Garland, about 15 miles away, not far from Interstate 30. While we’re that much further from […]

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Tags: Area Lakes