Discovering Grapevine, Texas

AirstreamToday, my Airstream is perched on a little peninsula at The Vineyards Campground overlooking Scott’s Landing Marina on Lake Grapevine. The last couple of days have been chilly, but the setting sun still makes it look warm and inviting.

Bass Pro ShopAs it turns out, Grapevine is a great little winter getaway. I spent some quality time this morning at Texas’s largest Bass Pro Shop, before wandering down the streets of the historic downtown area where there are antiques, gourmet foods, galleries and gifts.

Wine is also big here in Grapevine. There are eight winery tasting rooms, wine trails, and wine trains. There’s even a Sweetheart Wine Trail if you’re looking for a special something to do for Valentine’s Day next month.

And, when your RV road trip includes the kiddos, you can add the Legoland Discovery Center to your itinerary, along with a trip to the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium.

Vineyards signBut tonight, I’m going to enjoy the RV campground. I have my very own little deck here at the campsite, overlooking the lake, and a floating dock where the ducks and geese gather for an evening meal. There’s a fire pit waiting for a pile of wood, and a bag of marshmallows in the pantry. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for the stars to appear.


~ G. Elaine Acker