Great Time At The Lake

Well oh well.  Summer has officially started.  Swimming pools, lakes, and water parks are getting busy again.  Inflatable pools and swimming gears are highly in-demand.  And splashing in the water is very inviting.  Summer fun is on!

Speaking of splashing in the water, my friends had a great time at the lake today.  It’s my friend’s birthday today and she liked it to be held in the park at the lake like last year’s.  Though everyone was sweating to the triple digit temperature this afternoon, the breeze helped cooling us down a bit.

We were at Collin Park Marina.  It is located in Wylie, Texas and one of the most visited parks in Wylie.  There’s a boat ramp, restaurants, and gift shops in the Marina.  You can reserve pavilion for special events.  Camping, boating, and other outdoor activities can be done at the park and lake.  Entrance is $2.00 per person and $2.00 per vehicle.  The parking area close to the dock/boat ramp is strictly for boat owners only.  As what I have noticed, there are picnic cottages by the lake but looks like they are not well-maintained.  If you are planning for a picnic by the lake in the park, having it under the tree is better.  Alcoholic drinks are not allowed in the park.  But you can drink only inside the restaurant.

We had a great time.  Birthday + Food + Sun + Lake + Friends = Fun!

Heading to the restaurant-Collin Park Marina
View from under the tree-Collin Park Marina

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.