Now in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Now in Crawfordsville, Indiana

We are now in Del Rio Texas

We are now in Del Rio Texas

Very Busy Active Week in South Texas

February 17 - 23, 2014 

This past week has been mostly about the Fun In the Sun (FITS) games.  We also threw in some time for a doctor’s appointment for Patty and a bike ride on South Padre Island. The weather was also great for the entire week!

So, all of the FITS games are over now, I was in 3 winning teams and one 2nd place team.  Patty and I were in a “best effort” place for the pool raft race.  As I said last post, I was on a 4 person winning darts tournament last Saturday night. I was also on the winning teams for corn hole and for Wii bowling and then second place for water volleyball.  Out of all of the games I played in, I really wanted to win the water volleyball the most.

I was putting away the ladder golf and this spider came out of the bag.  There are a lot of these around here.  Have no idea what kind it is.
Sunday the 16th was water volleyball.  I would have really liked for our team to have won that, but it just didn’t happen.   It was double elimination competition with 4 teams of 6 players.  Our team went into the final match up undefeated.  The team we needed to beat had lost one game which had been to us.  If we won again against them we would have come in first in the event.  The other team needed to beat us 2 times to be in first place. 

Since we had already beaten this team before I thought there was no way they could beat us 2 times in a row.  Well, I was wrong and they beat us 2 times in a row for the championship.  And to make it worse, I hit the loosing ball to end the game.

Monday the 17th we played in a ladder golf tournament.  We have always called ladder golf testicle toss.  Patty and I have been playing this game for years.  We were first introduced to the game in the Dominican Republic.  The game play is to toss 2 golf balls that are tied together with a cord toward a 3 foot high ladder that has 3 rungs.  The object is to have your tossed balls wrap around one of the 3 colored ladder rungs. Each of the ladder rungs has a different point value.  Each player gets 3 set of balls to toss for your turn.  The play field has 2 ladders about 30 feet apart.  A team is made up of 2 players with one standing at each of the ladders.  The winner is the first 2 person team to get 21 points. 

There were a lot of players for ladder golf.  Actually too many for the one set of ladders the resort has.  Patty and I carry a set with us so we used ours too to help speed up the play.  Using our ladders and balls meant that we could have 2 games going on at the same time.

Even with the amount to time we have played this game we lost in the tournament.  We just couldn’t get our games together on this one.  Maybe it was because it was so hot that day.  If it sounds like I’m complaining, well, yes I am!

Monday night we were in the euchre tournament.  I’m not much of a card player so I was not looking forward so much to this event.  Neither of us have played in years either. Patty is a much better card player than me so she wasn’t worried at all like I was.  The tournament had, I believe, 24 players. When it was all over neither of us won or even came close but it was fun.  The actual game is very easy, it’s just the details of game play that I was very rusty on.  Thankfully I didn’t do something really wrong like reneging (throwing off suit when you have the suit in hand).  Just glad that is over. Whew!

Tuesday the 18th was a big day for me.  I was in both the corn hole and the Wii bowling tournaments.  I was in the winning team for both of these events.  These turned out to be very big and long events. Corn hole took 5 hours to play and Wii bowling took just over 3 hours to finish.  It was a long day of fun, but somebody (us) have to do it! 

For those not familiar with the game of corn hole, it is a game sort of like horse shoes.  The differences are that corn hole is played with small bags of corn instead of horse shoes and the poles are wooden ramps with a hole at the top.  The ramped boards are placed 27 foot apart with the holes at 33 feet apart.  The object is to toss the bags on to the ramped board and/or to put the bag into the hole. Winning a round happens when one of the 2 person teams has 21 points.

I was teamed with a French Canadian woman that was very good at this.  I should say I have only played this game sporadically over the years.  Patty and I did have the opportunity to practice one afternoon last week for about 2 hours.  It’s one of those games of muscle memory, the more you throw the better you get.  While I practiced I was getting pretty good.  My partner is a Petanque (french bocce ball) player which is very good practice for playing corn hole.  

The first game we played I was not good at all.  My partner was HOT, she was very on.  We won!  In between matches my partner and her husband coached me with some very good pointers.  These pointers worked great for me!  We won and won!  Now we are in the championship match.  It was like deja vu with the water volleyball.  We had not lost and the team we were playing had lost once.  Again, if we won it was over and we were the champions.  If we lost the other team needed to beat us again to become the champions.  Well not this time!  We lost the first match but won the second game making us the champions!  Yea us!

Now with only 40 minutes to start Wii bowling at a little before 2 pm I went to get lunch.  Patty and I both played but were on different teams.  Teams were made up of 5 bowlers on each team.  Wii bowling is just computerized bowling. Basically you pretend to bowl with a wireless controller into a flat screen TV.   It is very close to actual bowling but without the feel of the ball.  Anyway, after about 3 hours of play my team won the tournament!  This win was basically due to the very good players I was with, I had very little contribution this time.

Wednesday the 19th we didn’t have any games we that we were in.  However, in the afternoon the park had a block party.  Part of the park was blocked from vehicle traffic so we could have a party.  A dance area was lined out in the road and a DJ set the tunes.  There was a lot of food and drink.  Like a lot of events here there was a 50/50 drawing.  The big difference was that we won this time!  I believe this was the first time I had ever won a 50/50 anywhere in my life.  This one was for a prize of $81.  The other half of the money goes to fund some of the fun and games here so we donated ours back to the fund.  

Thursday the 20th we went on a bike ride on South Padre Island.  South Padre Island is about 65 miles from our resort or about 1-1/s4 hour.  It was a nice warm day in the mid-70s but very windy.  We had continuous winds of 20-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph from the south.  Our bike ride was basically 1 mile south then 5 miles north then 4 miles back south to where we started.  We had a choice of going the 10 miles or just staying in a park circle of a couple of miles.  Due to the wind Patty and several of the other women stayed with the 2 mile park ride.  I went for the rest of the ride with the wind and then into the wind.  For me it wasn’t really that bad although slow for us all.  

Our bike crew at the Texas welcome center in Harlingen TX on our way to South Padre Island.

Bike ready for our ride on the island.

A monument to commemorate the lost sailors here.

Us on the move with Patty in front of me.
After the bike ride we had lunch at the Pier 19 restaurant. When we got back from our longer ride Patty and the others had already gone into the restaurant.  Patty put her bike in the truck bed with her diabetic testing kit.  When I arrived I needed to put my bike away also.  So I took her bike out of the truck bed and folded it up and put in to the back seat of the truck.  Then I put my bike where hers had been. Somehow in that move of bikes Patty’s testing kit was lost. She didn’t realize it until the next day as she thought it was still in the truck.  Turned out to be no big deal as she had a replacement she had forgot about.

The crew that went further on to the island.

A seagull resting on a pier. Picture taken from the restaurant window.

On our way back to the resort we stopped at a local fish store in Port Isabel and bought some fresh shrimp and crab cakes.  It was great day!

Seafood shop in Port Isabella.

Just a weird sign in Port Isabella.
Friday the 21st Patty had a follow-up Dr. appointment with her Endocrinologist in Edinburg.  We used the time out to get some shopping done for food and assorted other stuff. Between the Dr. appointment and the running around for stuff we shot the whole day.  Anyway, that evening we used the bacon we just purchased to make bacon wrapped shrimp for dinner.  The shrimp were good but we weren’t real happy with the shrimp quality.  Some of the shrimp were not fresh.  We will pick another place when we go back to the shore which should be next week.

Saturday the 22nd we had the last FITS event that we participated in.  We were in the pool noodle races.  This race was by couple and consisted of carrying a platter of cocktail drinks across the pool with one hand while swimming on a noodle.  One member of the couple would float/swim across and then hand off the platter of drinks to the other member who had to go back with the drinks.  The object was to both get it done fast and without spilling the drinks. We had a blast doing this but we didn’t win.  It came down really to who lost the least of their drinks and everyone was very close.

Sunday the 23rd was the official end to the FITS events with the blind golf cart races.  We didn’t participate in this but probably should have.   A course was laid out in the parking lot next to the clubhouse with orange cones and chalk.  The driver of the cart was blindfolded and was guided only with the help of his passenger’s verbal guidance.  It was very funny to watch and listen to.  It was real funny to watch the passenger point to where they wanted the blind driver to go - as if they could see!  

That night we went to karaoke where Patty sang many, many songs.  She is perfecting her songs for the talent show in a couple of weeks.  I sit and watch and listen and sometimes we dance to the other singers songs.  Even though I don’t sing I have a great time at this.

Next week we have awards for the FITS winners and another bike trip, this time to a small fishing village on the Gulf. There is also a feathers and toga party! 

We bought some new wine glasses for ourselves from a woman who makes them here at the resort.

Rosey is back to all most normal now.  She just had 5 blooms which is her last record number.

Cool metal cactus in one of the "yards" here at the resort.

Cool outdoor shower at the same place.

Stay Tuned!

Fun In The Sun Time!

February 09 - 15, 2014 

OK, we are on a warm weather roll now!!  The weather warmed up starting Wednesday the 12th.  The forecast called for low-80s daytime and mid-60s at night for the next week and as far as they can forecast now!! Rosey, our pet plant even bloomed last night.  Yeah and the AC is running in the late afternoon now.
Rosey with her first bloom this year!

We found a new warranty issue with the RV shower this past week.  The shower stall has a 3 inch crack in the plastic floor.  This to me looks like a lot of work to fix.  Looks like the entire shower stall will need to be removed to replace the floor piece.  Our RV is under warranty for 2 years which comes up this coming August.  We have a small list of things we need to have addressed under warranty including the shower.  We are not sure when we will have the work done but it will be after we leave the resort we are now in.  We need to plan on at least 2 weeks to get the work done; couple of days to diagnose and do the actual work and 10-12 days to get the parts.  Anyway, I temporarily fixed the crack with duct tape.

The crack is on the radius at the top of the drain.

My temporary duct tape fix.

We had a couple of cold days early in the week, Monday and Tuesday that we used to do some shopping.  Patty also got to see a Doctor about removing her uvula.   For those who don’t know, that's the piece of shin that hangs down in the back of your throat.   If the uvula gets too big or the skin behind it gets too relaxed then it interrupts your sleep.  It also causes you to snore, ask me how I know!  

Anyway, the doc said her uvula was OK but she had relaxed skin that needed to be trimmed after the uvula was removed.  The procedure could be done in about 5 minutes by the doc.  However, the insurance company will need a sleep study to confirm the need.   So Patty got scheduled for and had the study done Thursday night.  

I took her in at 7:45 pm to the sleep study place in Edinburg about 25 minutes from here.  Then I picked her up at 6 am the next morning.  Patty had loads of wires attached to her head and several more over her body and was videotaped while she slept.  What is amazing is that the insurance pays for all of this!  If it is determined that Patty needs the surgery then the insurance will pay for a sleep study and the removal procedure.  If it is determined that she doesn't need the procedure then the insurance will pay for the sleep study that is probably as costly as the procedure.

Before the sleep study on Thursday it warmed up to 80 degrees for the first time in a little over a week!  Thursdays are biking events here at the resort.  A lot of the Thursday bike events have been canceled due to the weather just being too cold.  Well, not this week!  Patty and I went on this bike ride to Benson State Park near Mission TX.  The bike ride was a 15 mile ride through a very nice birding area.  We left the resort at 9 am for the 40 minute ride to the entrance and trail head for Benson State Park.  Then we biked 5 miles into the park and stopped to get our wrist bands compliments of our bike master host from the resort.  Then we rode 5 miles in the park stopping at several bird blinds. We had our bag lunch in the park and then we biked 5 miles back to our vehicles.  It was another great trip and we got Patty a little tired for the sleep study!

All of us going on the bike ride in a line waiting to leave the resort at 9 am.

Map of Benson State park.  It's in the middle of big time birding country.

Riding the trail.  Patty in yellow juts ahead.

Group stopping to get our arm bands to go into the park.

The gardens around the park entrance use captured rain water for irrigation.

This is a retama tree that is native to Texas and Mexico.  It has green bark that it uses for photosynthesis.

This is a typical bird watching location in the park.

These are Green Jays, which are really a bright green.

Forgot what this bird is called but it makes a lot of noise.  They look somewhat like a pheasant and have a home behind our RV.

This is a high end RV resort we passed while biking to the state park.  Some of these places have houses with stone and brick buildings for their RV attached to the house.  Very nice!  Not in our budget though.

Friday was another gorgeous weather day again!  Low 80s and not a cloud in the deep blue sky!  After picking Patty up we were going to go out for breakfast and do some shopping in the bigger town of Edinburg.  However, after picking Patty up we both decided that we were just too tired to do any of that.  We went back to the RV and took a 2 hour nap!  The nap may have been longer but we needed go back to Edinburg for an appointment with Patty’s new diabetes doctor.  Patty’s doctor in Indiana told her she should have a doctor here after she had the DKA and fainting spell last week.  This doctor is affiliated with Joslin Diabetes Center and Patty is pleased to have a "Winter Texan" specialist she can also see when we return to the area next year. Since retiring we both go to each other’s doctors’ appointments so we each know what is going on with each other’s health.  

Friday night we had a resort sponsored Valentine’s Day dance at the club house starting at 7 pm.  The dance was very well attended but was a little too much older music for us.  The music was mostly the top 50 from 1955 – 1960. Also, it was a good portion of older country music that we are not hot on either.  Anyway, we stayed for the entire event as we struck up good conversations with a couple of other couples.  Overall, it was a good and fun night, just not our musical taste.

Saturday the 15th the resort had their monthly board meeting.  All of the members are invited to attend.  The resort has 6 board members serving 3 years.  The board is made up of elected members of the resort.  Since this was the meeting where a new couple of board members were elected we decided to attend.  I won’t go into details but it was entertaining to say the least.  It is amazing to watch a democracy in action, it can be messy! 

Saturday the resort started the “Fun In The Sun” or FITS games.  These are basically championship versions of the games we have been playing all along here.  Patty and I also got involved in the raft race in the pool.  We had 4 couples who got involved to play this.  Each race is held with 2 couples making 2 laps in the pool.   The first lap is with a small inner tube.  You and then your partner, in my case Patty, each in turn have to get in the tube, take a lap sitting in the tube.  After each of us have made the lap, we both get on a netted raft and make another lap.  We were the losers in this race.  The race really took a lot out of us, very strenuous. 

Saturday night we had the FITS darts tournament which my team won!  We had seven teams of 5 players each in a double elimination tournament.  My dart was the winning dart!!  We started the tournament at 7 pm and we were done around 11 pm.  It was a lot of fun!  

Tomorrow we have the FITS water volleyball at 1 pm.  I understand that there are 24 players signed up for that.  In the days ahead we have the following FITS we are competing in: Euchre, Corn hole; Ladder Golf, Wii Bowling, and a Pool Noodle race at the end of the games next week.

A new friend here at the resort has this vehicle to tow their 5th wheel.  Patty and I believe we may go this route in the future.  We would put a smart car behind he cab to use while we are parked at a campground.

This is what I use to do resistance workouts when not walking/biking/water volleyball.

Stay tuned!

Texas Weather is Schizophrenic!

February 3 - 8, 2014

First, update on Patty. Patty has fully recuperated from last weeks low BP issue at the pool.  All of the medical information was sent to her regular Dr in Indiana and she suggested that Patty see someone here in Texas.  Patty has found a Diabetes doctohere and has an appointment next week.  It now looks like Texas will be our winter hangout place so having a specialist here just makes sense

Now back to our regular scheduled program!

Just as we were told by the weather people, this past week was very cold for here.  In fact, this was the coldest January here in the past 10 years.  This past week has been just like being in a typical NJ winter sans snow.  I say typical because for the past few years it has been basically in the 30s and 40s for most of the winter and that is just what we had the past week.  

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the daytime high was just under 40 each day with a cold drizzle. Now, Saturday the 8th, the sun just came out the first time in 6 days at 4 pm and the temperature is 60.  Tomorrow and Monday we go back to the weather with sun and near 80.  The rest of the week it is supposed to rain! 

One of the things to do when it is cold and raining, wash clothes.

We made our way outside on Wednesday evening to Happy Hour which was held in the clubhouse.  It was too cold to have it outside where it usually is.  Some new friends, Steve and Julie, invited us to their Motor Home after Happy Hour for some dancing and just hanging out time.  They ended up with us and 2 other couples to make a fun party! 

Then on Thursday the 6th we went to Wally World to get same odds and ends and mostly, just to get outside!  I wanted to pick up some sweat pants but, to my surprise, they didn’t have any.  Patty got a few cold weather clothes and we picked up some pork chops, wine, and soda to mix with the wine since we now drink spritzers as a rule.  That was out outing for the week!  For us it’s still exciting just going to the grocery store.  That’s one of the reasons for us full time RVing.  The normal stuff of life just becomes more exciting when you move around to different places.   

Friday the 7th the temperature was a little warmer with a high of 50 but with a heavy drizzle most of the day.  We had decided to go out for a fish fry.  We searched the internet looking for a place within 30 minutes from our resort.  We found a couple of places, one was a local restaurant and one was a chain.  I thought the chain would be good as a backup in case the local place wasn’t what we were looking for.  We didn’t find either one of the places.  We followed the directions on my cell phone GPS after finding the restaurants on the phone.  Usually this works and we find what we are looking for, but not this time.  We gave up and just came back to the resort and made dinner.  We already had fresh pork chops out from WalMart so we baked them. It turned out to be a very good dinner and the pork chops were the best we have had in a very long time.  That’s the main reason we eat in so much is that we like to cook and we make very good food; much better than what we get out at a restaurant.  We mainly only eat at restaurants that serve what we won’t make at home, like fried fish!

Today, Saturday the 8th the temperatures were going up all day and started good at 42 this morning.  We didn’t get sun until just a few minutes ago (3:10pm) but who cares, it is now sunny! It is so weird here to be so cold 2 days ago and now 66 with 80 tomorrow.  We have been warned that hot weather comes very quickly here.  I can believe it!

We took an exercise walk this morning.   Actually the walk started when another new manufactured home came in for new friends Sue and Dave.  Everybody turns out to watch new houses being delivered and I was part of the audience this time.   After the excitement of watching the house get placed on their site we walked 1.5 miles together. Then Patty took off from walking to go play cards with friends in the clubhouse and I continued to walk another 1.5 miles by myself.  When we walk we use an app on the phone called Map My Ride.  The app uses GPS to record on a map the route you took and give distances and times for your walk.  It can be used for biking too.  When I walk by myself I challenge myself to beat my last mile time. This time I recorded a mile time at 16 minutes and 1 sec.  This was the fastest time I have put in walking. I was really sweating when I got done!

Roses are blooming now!

This is site 51.  They have made this, tongue-in-cheek, like area 51 in Roswell NM.  

Tonight we will play darts over by the pool.  Darts night has become one of our favorite nights so far here.  You don’t need to play well, you just need to have fun and we do that very well!  We have become well known for our marinated snacks. The fresh pineapple is marinated in coconut rum and the frozen sweet cherries are marinated in double chocolate vodka!  The marinated pineapple has been a hit both here and in Florida.  One of the reasons is that the pineapple is so FRESH and SWEET here and in Florida. But here a fresh pineapple is $1.50 at the grocery store!

Tonight we have some jalapeno brats to cook for dinner. This will be another food item we will use burrito shells in place of a hot dog roll.  The burrito shell is now a staple in our house as it is so versatile.  The burrito shells stay fresher longer and have fewer calories.  We even made a dessert snack last night using the shells with brown sugar and cinnamon.   It also doesn't hurt that they are also cheaper than hot dog rolls!

Patty has a friend of 48 years that has very recently been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and in honor of her Patty wears pink every day.

Patty's funky pink Converse sneakers! They matched her walking outfit.

I think I am done writing now.  

Stay tuned!

Patty sick, RV Show, Chores, and Texas Weather

January 25 – February 2, 2014 

We are having what seems to be typical Texas up and down weather again!  We seem to have 2-3 days warm and then back to cold, 40’s.  We managed to get laundry and grocery shopping done while the weather is cold though.  

We have used more propane this month than any other month since we started living in the RV 17 months ago. We just filled another 30# tank this past Saturday the 25th. Since we arrived here on the 28th of December we have filled three 30# tanks of propane.  That means we have used 2 since getting here.  The cost is pretty low here in Texas at $2.75 per gallon or $20 per tank.  We have been using both electric (fireplace) and propane to heat with.  The electric will keep the RV at 70 when the outside temperature is 45 or above.  Below 45 we use both.  We pay for our electric here and the electric rates are a little high here at $13.5 cents per kwh. Even though the electric rates are high and propane is cheap, it is still cheaper to use electric for heat.  Electric heat is much more efficient than the propane heat from the RV furnace.  A lot of the furnace heat is lost through the forced air flue.   It’s pretty easy to calculate the cost of using the electric heat, but not so with the propane furnace.  The electric heat from the fireplace costs about $5 per day to operate on high and half that on low.  If we had to live in the RV in the north with very cold temperatures we would need to do a lot of preventative measures to seal up the RV. We really do not see that happening anytime soon.

This past Friday, the 30th, Patty passed out at the swimming pool and was taken to the hospital via ambulance.  She was severely dehydrated which dropped her blood pressure to 60/30.  After getting her fluids up via an IV she was fine. She passed out at 3:15 pm and we were home from the hospital (1/2 hour away) by 8:30 pm.  I then cooked dinner and Patty went over to the dance being held in the clubhouse to say thank you to those that helped.

That was the short story about Patty passing out.  Now for the details.  Patty passing out really started a week ago Sunday (26th) with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). She only found out about the UTI when she was in the hospital the following Friday.  Anyway, infections cause blood sugar to rise in diabetics.  So on Sunday her sugar got very high and she was not getting it down as quickly as she should.  By Monday morning she was in DKA.  Patty was already working hard to get her sugar down and didn’t want to go to the hospital so she tried to manage it on her own.  Over the next 3 days she got her sugar consistently low but in the process she became dehydrated.  She didn’t know she was dehydrated and was feeling pretty good by Friday morning. Good enough that we went to an RV show in Mercedes TX that morning.  We walked quite a bit and were up and down in the RVs without her feeling bad at all.  We got back in time for me to go over to the pool to play water volleyball at 2pm.  Patty usually follows me a little latter and hangs out with the women at the pool until we finish around 4pm. 

The livestock auction area in Mercedes TX is where the RV show was held.  It's nice to see that we still like our rig more than any of the others looked at including a $120k DRV.  The DRV is better built as it should for that kind of money!

A couple entertaining a the RV show.

Patty came out to the pool a little after 3 pm and was smiling and waving at people.  She looked great!  Later at the hospital she told me she felt wobbly as if she were drunk when she came out; she just didn't tell me at the pool.  I was waiting for my team to re-enter the game so she sat with me near the pool edge.  We were talking and I was also watching the current game in the pool.  She told me that her blood sugar was back up to almost 300 again and that had her worried as she didn’t know why.  All of a sudden I heard Patty snore!  I quickly turned toward her and she looked like she was sleeping, right in the middle of us talking in the sun by two busy pools (one is just for volleyball) and a hot tub!  It took a few seconds for me to realize that this wasn’t right at all.  I got up and over her to look into her eyes and to try to wake her up.  Her eyes were quivering and rolled back and she was not responding to me.  I then started yelling that I needed help and that Patty was unconscious.  Someone called 911 and the emergency box was brought out to where Patty was.  There are at least 3 nurses and one physician here and all 3 nurses were at the scene within just a couple of minutes.  

Patty was unconscious for about a minute total. She was disoriented for longer, maybe 10 minutes.  Patty was cold and clammy. She was presenting symptoms of having low blood sugar.  The nurses were sure she was low and why not, she is an insulin pump wearing diabetic.  Having low blood sugar is the most common issue with diabetics and that will cause them to pass out.  I told them that I didn’t think she was low and that she just told me she was 280 a few minutes ago.  They felt I was wrong.  I was only going on what Patty told me, but, she did seem low.  However, I had never seen her go so quickly from normal to unresponsive from low blood sugar.  I didn’t have any other answer though.  We finally got her sugar level with her glucose tester and sure enough it was 280 just as she had said.  

The ambulance arrived in about 30 minutes.  The paramedics got her started on an IV drip of saline and found her BP was 60/30.  They couldn't believe she was still conscious! I followed the ambulance to the hospital.  This is the same hospital I had the cyst removed from my ear a couple of weeks ago.  The hospital did blood and urine tests and found she had a UTI.  The good news was that she was no longer in DKA!  They put in 1.6 liters of saline and her BP was again normal.  After about 3 hours of being stable she was released.

It was a miracle Patty came out to the pool instead of staying in the RV.  Usually, Patty would not come to the pool if she was not feeling good.  This time she came out even though she felt wobbly!  If she had of stayed in the RV and passed out she would have probably died!  I wasn’t coming back to the RV until after the volleyball games around 4pm.  She could have been unconscious for well over an hour before I would have returned.

On to better stuff.  Last night, Saturday the 2nd, we had a Super Bowl Party in the clubhouse.  I made chili as did 3 others.  We had hot dogs, chili, and many, many finger foods made by the members here.  It was too bad the game was so bad.  I really didn’t care who won but I did favor the Broncos as I am a Manning fan.  We bought 4 squares in the pool and didn’t even get close to winning.  This is why I don’t gamble very much.  

Chili ready for the Super Bowl Party at the park.

The game from where I was seated in the clubhouse.  We had over 60 people attend the party.  I took this before the people showed up.

Yesterday we had the typical weather pattern here.  We got out of bed to 67 and by noon it was 82 and sunny.  I started to play volleyball at 2pm and it was still sunny.  Then about 2:45 the wind completely changed directions from the south to the north.  It really is a weird thing here with the wind.  It is usually windy and it changes direction very quickly.  The wind was from the south at 25 mph one minute and then 25 mph from the north the next.  And boy did the temperature change quickly too.  Within an hour the temperature went from 85 to 60 and then overnight to 45.

I saw this while I was doing my daily walk.  No clothes sign.

Added mud flaps to the rear of the dually.  Look good but wrong size.  Trying to keep the RV from being the mud flap!

That’s it from here.  The weather is not going to be very nice most of this week so who knows what we will get into. Maybe play more golf if it doesn't rain.

Stay tuned.