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Collin County

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day69

    The Sloan Clan

    October 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 61 °F

    In a most fortuitous turn of events, we discovered that my long-neglected cousin Skip (Tod to the rest of the world) had moved back to the Dallas area so he and Celia could be close to their children and growing tribe of grandchildren. On very short notice, Celia and Skip gathered almost the whole clan for grilled steaks and salads. The only one I had ever met in person was Wendy, and she was about 3 months old at the time.

    Gordon and I had a wonderful time, and felt right at home amidst a raucus round of stories, laughter, and general catching up. Time got away, so it was practically dark when I thought to get a photo. But the images are emblazoned in my mind and I hope it will not be another 40 years before we see this lot again!
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  • Day69

    McKinney and Chestnut Square

    October 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 64 °F

    Tod and Celia took us into McKinney to see the town and have lunch at Spoons. Excellent lunch! Heather had a BLTA and I had a grilled roast beef with horseradish and provolone. I forget what Tod and Celia had, but it looked good.

    Then Celia, Heather and I wandered around the shops surrounding the town square. McKinney is a lovely working historical town, with interesting shops and restaurants around their town square. Everyone was dressed up for Halloween, and Heather especially enjoyed ogling all the bling in the windows from bejeweled cowboy boots and red cowboy hats to quite exotic dresses with feathers and things.

    On the way home, we stopped at Chestnut Square, a small collection of restored homes from when the town was established. They were beautiful buildings that told a story of early Texas settlement.

    In the evening we went to Rudy's, which has the best BBQ in Texas! Skip ordered about 6 kinds of meats which they place in a big paper-lined box that you take to your looooong Family-style table. They give you a full loaf of bread (we opted for the wonder-bread style which is apparently required for proper enjoyment of Texas BBQ!). We grabbed a bunch of condiments, sat down at our square of butcher paper and chowed down! We felt we got a real Texan experience.
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  • Day34

    Skip and Celia's house

    November 30, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 54 °F

    We arrived safe and sound at my cousin Skip's (to the rest of the world, "Tod's") and Celia's house in Fairview, TX north of Dallas.

    The weather is great, the pups (excuse me ... children!) welcoming. Daisy is the attentive one with the eyes that will not be denied. Mini is the small one that moves so fast it is impossible to get an unblurred photo.

    Skip and Celia are the busy ones enjoying their retirement by playing with saws and working on grants in conference calls.

    We enjoyed a delicious dinner of take-out Chinese and lots of laughs. We forgot the photos. Too hungry I guess.

    Celia and I agree we learned to be hostesses at the feet of my aunt/her mother-in-law, Gwen and her, "Here's the kitchen, here's the house, make yourselves at home" philosophy. We are feeling very at home. And grateful.
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  • Day35

    Market Street

    December 1, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    Our new favorite grocery store. We HAD to get this xmas sticking for the trailer.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Collin County, مقاطعة كولين, Колин, কোলিন কাউন্টি, Condado de Collin, Collini maakond, Collin konderria, شهرستان کالین، تگزاس, Comté de Collin, Collin megye, Քոլին շրջան, County Collin, Contea di Collin, コリン郡, Collin Comitatus, കോളിൻ കൗണ്ടി, Collin Kūn, Hrabstwo Collin, کولن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Collin, Коллин, Collin Coonty, Округ Колин, Коллін, کولن کاؤنٹی، ٹیکساس, Quận Collin, Condado han Collin, 科林縣

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