Mental Vacay

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

Every morning, I try to get to work a little bit sooner than I need to be so that I can spend a little time in the morning taking care of things that I don’t do at home. There is nothing better than getting to work early, drinking coffee, checking my e-mail and reading the latest gossip rag sites using the office’s fast voip internet connection. I try to fill my jonesing for celebrity gossip in the morning, just so that I am not tempted to check it during work. Also, if my boss caught me logging onto or the Huffington Post “celebrity section” during work hours, I can imagine that she would not be very happy with me reading that stuff on her clock. One celebrity new website has a quote as it’s motto that I absolutely love. At the top of the page on, it reads, “escapism can be smart”. I totally agree. I escape into mindless reading every morning before work to prep myself for the cognitive energy that I drain every day at my cubicle. I love to “escape”!

Birthday And Camping

My friend’s son is having a birthday party and we are invited.  The party is holding at the East Fork Park in Wylie.  East Fork is one of the parks in Wylie lakes area.  Besides the birthday party, my friend is inviting the friends circle to a camp out by the lake.  Like I said, camping is one of the interesting outdoor activities you can do in the Spring.

I never been to camping where you put up tents and make a bonfire…thinks like that.  But I attended retreats a couple of times.  Sharing stories, games, and eating are fun things at camping.  My friend and her family prepared lots of delicious food.  In addition to the events, there is also an early Egg Hunting for the kids.  This is also a pre-Easter treat for our children.

Camping at East Fork Park in Wylie, Texas. Photo from my friend RJ.

Besides camping, East Fork Park in Wylie lakes is also a good place for boating and fishing.  Getting there from Dallas is to take Hwy 78 East and turn left to Eubanks Ln (CR 389) and stay to the right and you will see the East Fork Park.  From Rockwall take Hwy 205, turn left at the light to Hwy 78.  Then turn right to CR 384.  Turn left at the STOP sign and drive all the way thru CR 384 until you see  East Fork Park on the right.

It’s really fun at the lake.  The kids enjoyed playing and egg hunting too.