Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chicken House Opry

What a great time. We laughed so hard that we hurt. Had a little trouble finding the place, but luck won out. Old eyes you know. We had planned to have dinner out, but decided that we would give their, 5 dollar fer two, a try, and it was good. Bar-b-que beef, beans, grilled bread and sodas, hey, can't go wrong with that. The kids called to wish Chuck a great birthday, and our son, Glen,was very excited. The night before he was bowling in their couples league and he came soooo close to having a perfect game. Rolled a 298. But he said that he was so nervous that he was like jello in an 8 point earthquake. Do miss our grandsons and great grandkids. Christmas isn't the same with out little ones around. Still life is good.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chuck wins again

Our fellow players of card elimanation are ready to ban Chuck from playing, he has won so often, but last night that it was the grand prize of 84 dollars. It is played with cards and you are in groups of four. You deal out all the cards and then it is like bingo, they call cards and the one who get rid of theirs first is the winner. They play 11 games, 5 where everyone puts in 10 cents, 5 for quarters and the big one, the dollar pot. Personally I don't like bingo, but this goes real fast and it is enjoyable, especially when you sleep with a winner! Played a new golf course today and that was a treat, had more chracter than the other we have played so far. Weather has warmed up, great. Had our weekly golf party, which is great, no need to cook as we all bring snacks so everyone gets filled up. Yesterday was a Christmas party, did the gift exchange, then they were drawing for the chance to steal someones. I had gotten two of the prettiest Christmas placemats, and sure wanted to keep them, and luck was with me. Chuck didn't make out so good, but we have a prize drawing at the golf party, so his is gone there. Good way to get rid of stuff. Chucks birthday is coming up and we are going to the Chicken Opry, surprise, surprise.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter in the Rio Grande of Texas

The other morning I was laughing at the kids in Colorado, telling them about our 75 degree temps, and that after noon it bit me in the butt. The mercury went in a free fall, like it was the stock market. And now yesterday and today it is about the same only it added a drizzle just to kick up the misery a notch. About the only thing different we have done is take in the movie, Australia, which was very good. Meant to be seen on the big screen. Have a Christmas party to go to this afternoon. Life is good.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bouganvillea in full bloom

This grows all over here

and it is so pretty. The house is in Hilago
that decorates the whole town. Absolutely
breathtaking at night.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chicago is NOT the windy city!

How can it possibly be almost a month since my last post? We have been busy doing nothing...there are so many activities that we have to make a list on the calendar! Chuck is more the social bug, he loves games, where as I am not too keen on them. Did find a bridge event at another park, it was great to play again. Lunch was served and had something that had never seen before. Salad made with fresh spinach and strawberries, nuts and feta cheese, with a sweet dressing. It was so good. Of course there were many other dishes all of which were excellent. We did take in one dance here, which is different for us, since Chuck no longer indulges, he is not too big on dancing, and I'm having a foot problem, which they have yet to find a reason for. Just doing lots of tests, but nothing yet. Old age.....naaaa, I don't think so.

We did take in the Christmas lights in a small town near the border, Hidalgo. The whole town is decorated by the city to the max, it is wonderful. I've always loved seeing all the lights this time of year and this was one of the prettiest yet. Miss decorating, but do have the RV done up some. I buy a ornament in just about every place we visit, so have quite a collection already, but it is small, so doesn't count.

Been playing some pretty good golf, and think that I may have to try a little less. At our golf party every week I seem to win every thing, which I feel bad about. Like taking candy from babies, as most of the women don't play that much. Chuck has been shooting in the low eighties/high seventies, so that is really good for him. He has also been very lucky in the card elimanation games and bingo, winning quite often. They have a rule here, win three times in one night and it is into the pool with you. So far he hasn't gotten wet!

The wind here does blow, yet it is not that unpleasant. The air is warm so it does not seem so bad. We did not have the awning installed over the slide outs because of our experiences with the wind in Tucson last year. So glad, cause the wind does seem stronger here at night. We just found out that the covering made so much noise, and in the 5th wheel, your head is very close to the ceiling when you are in bed. But other than that the weather is great, just like Chucks golf game....70's, 80's. The flowers are all so pretty, the bouganvilla (spelling wrong) is totally awesome, and it grows like weeds, it is all over.

Have not been too good about taking pictures but will post a few. Which about all that I have taken since seing here.