DFW Connector is now finished

Read the full story here:  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/08/21/1-billion-dfw-connector-project-is-done/

GRAPEVINE (DFWCOM.COM) – Drivers can now cruise through the DFW Connector without having to maneuver around construction cones or worry about dfw connectordetour signs.  After more than three years of construction and nine months ahead of schedule, the project is done.

The DFW Connector project connects State Highways 114, 121 and other roads north of the DFW Airport in Grapevine.

“The DFW Connector is built to reduce congestion and get people into, around and out of the airport faster and safer,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This project saved time and money, and it is built to serve residents and visitors in the Dallas/Fort well into the future.”

Drivers will save time as a result of the five reconstructed highway interchanges.  The project doubled the number of lanes drivers can use and added direct connect ramps were none existed before.  Nearly 200,000 drivers travel the roads affected by the project.

30 Beers on Tap at Buffalo Wild Wings

imageYes, its been a while since we’ve posted on this blog, but we’re still here in Grapevine and still keeping the blog alive.  Dormant, but alive.

Today I visited the Buffalo Wild Wings in Grapevine and they have 30 beers on tap.  They’ve probably had this for a while but I haven’t been in here for a few months. Their prices are still only so-so but the selection has greatly improved since I last visited.

So st op by and tell them The Grapevine Blog Spot sent ya!

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Funscape at Grapevine Activity Center Re-opening!

Funscape at the Grapevine Activity Center will re-open Friday, January 25th at 7:00 pm.   Funscape is a youth program for 3rd to 8th eighth graders.  It will be a lot of fun and great for the kids and a nice treat for adults to have a few hours.   Please  let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Christine Sharp




It’s Grapefest week!

Very exciting- it’s time for Grapefest again!  This week marks the 26th annual Grapefest wine festival in Grapevine.  We’ve been looking forward to this for months.  It’s always such a fun time and such a great event for the city.

Doors open on Thursday at 10 a.m.  From then until Friday at 5 p.m., admission is free.  After that, tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.  You can get a weekend pass for $18 or a souvenir pin weekend pass for $23.

Some of the events we always look forward to:

  • People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic
  • Grapestomp
  • Live music
  • Arts and crafts vendors and shopping

There are also some other events we’ve yet to take advantage of.  Maybe this will be the year?

  • Vintner’s Auction Classic
  • Texas Wine Tribute

The weather should be fantastic with highs in the mid 80s.  However, we’ve been at Grapefest before in pouring rain, so even in less than perfect weather, there is always a great showing.

We’ll be tweeting while we are there and look for a post (or two or three) with details of what we have been up to.  Wine, food, music, and shopping, not necessarily in that order!  I have my eye on the furniture made of wine barrels.   Last year we picked up a wine rack and this year I’d love to come home with one of their chairs or an end table.

You can visit this link for more details and to purchase tickets for the events.

Drop Top Rockets at The Tap-In – Saturday night

We have blogged about this band before as we went to see them last New Year’s Eve at Tap-In, and have been to see them a couple of times since then.  I just learned that tomorrow night, Saturday, they will be back there.  We really think this is a great show – they refer to themselves as “Wild Texas Rockabilly” and play a lot of the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis.  It’s a really fun show and Tap-In is always a great place to hang out.  The weather should be excellent and I expect they’ll probably have the doors open like they do when it is nice outside.  If you want a table, it might be a great idea to show up a little early and have dinner as well. 

The show starts at 8:30 p.m.  A good time will be had by all.  🙂