Rowlett is a laid back little community on Lake Ray Hubbard, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the area.
Driving down Main St is like stepping back in time. New businesses are established in charming old buildings.
Just a few miles east of Rockwall is the tiny town of Fate. With just 497 residents, not a lot happens there. There is one popular restaurant which I saw but mainly the name of the town intrigued me to go and drive around it. It lies almost halfway between Rockwall and Greenville.
Terrell lies in the north east section of Texas, about 30 miles east of Dallas and just east of Rockwall It is the largest town in Kaufman County which is made up of 788 sq mls of the Blackland Prairie region. There is no shortage of recreational facilities with 150 acres are set aside for recreational purposes. There are 3 lakes relatively close by and 2 golf courses.
Greenville is around 24 miles east of Rockwall. There is plenty of history in relation to its cotton background and the American Cotton Museum is worth a visit. Greenville is also the birth places of Audie Murphy - actor as well as being the most decorated war hero of WWII. If that doesn't attract you then Mary of Puddin Hill is big enough temptation on its own - lots of wonderful homemade chocolates, fudge, cakes and gifts (just off I-30).
Forney has a real little sleepy charm about it that entices you cruise down the main drag and meander around the side streets to see what you can unearth. There are very few traffic lights in this place. The old weatherboard homes with both their patriotic and Christmas decorations add colour to otherwise plainly clad exteriors. Nobody was in a hurry, nobody really took much notice of the unusual sight of a tourist. It was Sunday and pretty much dead.