We are now parked in a Grand Prairie city park near Joe Pool Lake. It is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area - a place which was not in our plans to be parked. Apparently there is a Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins foot ball game going on this week-end, so all the recreational vehicle parks are full. Had we known, we would have reserved a spot ahead of time. But it has turned out to be all the better for us. In the park where we are located there are lots of beautiful trees and no city noise. A neighbor said a skunk walked past his campfire the other evening. Yesterday I saw a coyote walking close to our home- that sure made our cat sit up and take notice! John and I were in this area a couple of years ago, so we have already seen a lot of the tourist sites of Dallas and Fort Worth. However, we have not seen the Water Gardens located in downtown Fort Worth. That is where we headed out to visit on Wednesday. The gardens have lakes, forests and a mountain. The mountain is in reality concrete sandblasted tiers rising 20 feet above the ground. As you may imagine, this is not the real deal, only a sense of it. The gardens do contain over 500 species of plants and trees. One of the architects of the park, Philip Johnson, referred to the story of "Alice in Wonderland" in his description of his design of the Water Garden. He wanted visitors of the park to have the experience of growing bigger and also smaller with never having a clue as to when that would happen. I felt very small standing in the pool pictured below. The pool has a circular waterfall tumbling 38 feet down multiple tiers into a pool surrounded by stepping stones. It also gave me a dizzy feeling just hearing the water rushing under and flowing around me.