This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. This evening, as the hot summer sun made his way home, we set out from our …

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A few years ago, while waiting for Miss JJ to finish her skating lessons at the rink in McKinney, I took a detour to visit the Crape Myrtle Park nearby and was pleasantly surprised to see such a wide variety of crape myrtles. Since then, I have visited a couple of times, but as is …

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Our first introduction to Erwin Park in McKinney came when Missy JJ was getting her senior photos done. Her photographer took us to other locations in the area before completing the evening at the Park. And even though it was early spring, the drive through the Park bowled us over. Of course, following that, we …

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