Around the Welcome Home RGV office, Frances Elizabeth Adams is simply known as Fran. She works with the managers and activity directors in our RV parks and resorts. Kristi snapped her up because she worked as a tour director for 10 years and as an activity director for seven. Fran is an expert when it comes to the entertainers and dance bands in the Valley and knows from first-hand experience how RV parks and resorts run. She gets all of the credit for booking the outstanding lineup of entertainers for the Winter Texan Expo.
Fran started coming to the Valley in the early 80s every fall for vacation. At that time, she and her husband, Larry, owned and operated Little Glasses Resort & Marina on Lake Texoma, which is on the Oklahoma-Texas border. When they sold it and retired in 1993, they built a home in Lake Kiowa, Texas, and began spending at least three months each winter here, which gradually turned into six months and sometimes more. They finally decided to move here permanently in 2009 rather than maintaining two homes. Fran and Larry chose to live in Trophy Gardens because they lived there in the winters of 1997 and 1998. Fran still lives there today.
“We decided when we got too old to live alone, we didn’t want to be where it is cold in the winter. We knew the Valley well enough to know there are great assisted-living homes, as well as nursing homes, here,” Fran said.
Fran’s favorite book is Liars, Leakers, and Liberals by Judge Jeanine Pirro. Although she believes there is way too much friction in the world, she found the book interesting. Her favorite quotation actually addresses this friction. It is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Fran cannot possibly choose one favorite spot in the Valley. Why? “Because it has everything from plain-Jane to fancy,” she said. Fran couldn’t think of anything about herself others likely don’t know because, she said, she is an open book.
Fran loves good music and dancing. “I go dancing three to four times a week, and I love every minute of it,” Fran said. “I also enjoy golfing, but I don’t find the time to go as often as I would like.”
When she isn’t out dancing or on the golf course, you’ll find Fran visiting RV parks and resorts across the Valley on behalf of Welcome Home RGV.