A friend here at the Park, Winnie just turned 65 yesterday. Happy Birthday Winnie!!! She is just from January to April older than me. Nancy, another friend here at the Park is also 65, so there are oodles and gobs of us Boomers everywhere. According to the news, millions of us will be retiring this year. I got a news flash for you, a lot of us have been retired for quite a while now. Donnie was able to retire at 60, and we were able for me to retire at that time too. We aren’t rich by any means, but if you watch what you spend, or don’t spend, it isn’t hard to make it out here. Some of the bloggers I read, go to these big expensive places to stay, and I am not finding fault with that. I am glad they are able to do it, but we can get along just fine with our “not so perfect” RV camps. Mostly if they are clean, friendly, and on the cheaper side, we do just fine.
Last night was game night again, and this week we went. I love game nights, and wouldn’t have missed last week, if the Colt’s hadn’t been playing in the playoffs. We played the card game golf, then they talked us into staying and playing an extra game of Mexican Train. We found out last night that there are several versions of Mexican train, so we may play a different one next time. Another table was playing Jokers and pegs. We had pool players, and of course people watching the Steelers and Ravens. Here are a couple of pictures I took last night.
I was sitting next to Donnie, then Nancy, gone somewhere, then Al, Frank( our resident Minister), Marilyn, Dave, and Paul. This was our golf game.
This is the version we were playing last night, but some of the guys were talking about having other trains running around the outside of the straight trains in a circle or even 2 circles. What we have been playing is fun, but I would like to try the other game too.
I think Donnie is looking much too serious in this picture. In the background is Linda in the orange shirt, Bob on her left, Eva across from her, Wayne not shown, Walt not shown and Winnie, the Birthday girl. Playing pool is Mike and his sister, Crystal. There were all kinds of snacks too, but I forgot to take a picture of those.
Bill, in front, is from Michigan, and Nancy and Paul are from Minnesota. Bill is the one that told us about the big flea market up by San Antonio. I am hoping we can get a bunch to go up there one week end. No one really needs anything, we just like going, eating out, and all being together. Nancy and Paul also ride Harley’s, and they both brought their bykes with them. I was always afraid to drive one , but Nancy tells me there is nothing to it. She says the only bad part is when Paul goes so fast she can’t, or won’t, keep up with him.
By reading Judy’s blog, I found out what the big black buzzard-looking birds are that I have been seeing everywhere down here. I knew they weren’t like our buzzards at home, so glad to find out what they are. They have white markings on them and she called them caracara birds. Thanks Judy.
Want to welcome my 2 newest followers, Kenny and Kenny Wilkes. Isn’t that neat that they both are named Kenny? I could not find a site for either of you, so if you have one, please contact me and I will post it. Hope you enjoy the ride along with us.
I have been getting so many birds at my feeders lately. I got a picture of what I think is a House Finch, but if it isn’t I think Judy will let me know. It really has a lot of red on it. First time I have seen one this colorful.
Gonna run and get this posted. Later… :)