The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

A Trek to Traders Village



Saturday we were off to Traders Village. The Grand Prairie flea market is 160 acres of shops and booths in business since 1973. They even have a full service RV park with all the conveniences. Good Sam or the Texas TACO pass will give you 10% off and the location is very convenient to everything in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. They even have a car rental place for those that don't tow.

Back to the Flea Market.....Entrance is free, parking is $3 per car.

No telling what you will find here. There are permanent shops as well as outside booths.

Lots of fairground type food even carnival rides.

Fresh vegetables in season.

Apples on the left, pomegranates in front, nopales (prickly pear cactus pads) behind the yellow peppers.

They also have events going on at Traders Village. This weekend was celebrating mountain men. There was a small fort set up with a couple booths in it.



Across the way, various activities were in progress. This mountain man was demonstrating how to start fires.

The chuck wagon crew had lots going on. The trench in front had several piles of wood burned down to coals with some dutch ovens bubbling away. The spit in the middle soon had a rabbit roasting on it.

The woman here was working with animal skins.

This man was making tomahawks and knives.

The woman here had lots of beads and various stones she was turning into jewelry.

The smithy had his forge going and was making various wrought itron tools.

Liz found a recumbent bike for her grandkids so she rode around the rest of the flea market. Carolyn bought an adult size recumbent for herself. She has a pullout rack on the back of her 5th wheel where it will ride on her travels.



This lady was busy spinning and she had lots of neat looking hats for sale.

There was even a potter working away.

Here's a better picture of the cooking trench. See the rabbit he is turning?

We enjoyed the flea market for several hours and then headed to old downtown Arlington to.....

a different Babe's Chicken House. This one is decorated inside with fronts of buildings in a town. The service was a little better at the Cedar Hill Babe's but the food was just as good here.

This neat little double decker bus was parked out front.


After lunch, we headed back to the park and the longdogs got a nice long walk.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love a good fleamarket, but with 160 acres I'd never get through it all. Mt Man function looks like fun too.

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