Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Watching or waiting to play is (top left) Stan, Ken and Krystal. Dee had seen enough flashes for the night so grabbed my camera to make sure my face got posted this time! Next is Linda (the new couple) and Linda (of our friends Don and Linda). Sally always gives a great smile for the camera. Arik and Rich are back at the table. We had fourteen out playing under the lights tonight!!
Not quite as many out to play on Friday morning - but enough for two courts to stay busy. Late Friday afternoon we planned a happy hour back at our site. These days with the courts being lighted, happy hour starts at 4:00 or 4:30. This way we have time to eat, drink and be merry before we head to the courts at 6:30 to exercise off what we've eaten. Today was no exception.
As long as you followed the tradition of saying "Trick or Treat" you were allowed to take a "treat" from her bag of goodies. Thanks Sally!!
And by 6:30, everyone had left, changed into their pickleball attire and were out on the courts, once again playing under the lights.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Stan and Buddy - finally get to play and practice together. They will be playing tournaments together this winter.
Sally and Ken. I think this was the first time that Ken played a game of pickleball. He and his wife are staying at Torrey Oaks and came over tonight with Stan and Sally.
Stan and Krystal cathing up on -"How was your summer?"
You probably don't recognize Arik - Last year he had very long hair and a beard......Arik is Austin's older brother - playing with Rich
Rich and Buddy. What great form Buddy! Eyes on the ball, knees bent - Surely that was a winner!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Geoff Bodine, Nascar stardom in the modified division, Eileen Collins who in 2005 was the first woman to pilot a space shuttle and command a space flight. And there was Ernie Davis, the star running back for Syracuse University and the first Black man to receive the Heisman Trophy. You all know Brian Williams of NBC news. He and I both grew up on the same street!!!! Then there was the Underground Railroad - and John W Jones, whose home in Elmira was the major stop between Philadelphia and Ontario and where he aided the escape of 860 runaways. Mark Twain also lived for a while in Elmira back in the later part of the 19th century and there is an octagonal shaped study that was given to him as a gift when he lived at Quarry Farms, that is located on the grounds of Elmira College.
to name a few. Rich and Denny caught many a foul ball in this park.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This is Nick - Preparing some "finger food" to munch on before dinner. Absolutely delicious smoked and spicy sausage. And the evening was only going to get better. From left to right and top to bottom: Diane, Lee and Pete. Diane had made some delicious dip for nachos - mild and hot and did up a real big batch of Sangria. We have seen Lee, waved and said hello before, but tonight was the first time we met officially. Husband Pete works in the park. Steve and Cindy . Just returned today from a trip to North Carolina, exhausted but made a mean batch of peanut butter/cranberry brownies. Jenny and Bill - Great Onion Casserole! Diane's husband Chuck joins her and Lee at the table. That's Nick's wife Tanya, with Jane, Marie and Bill. Marie and Bill have joined our happy hours in the past so we had met them before. And many of you know Joy and Ranger Rich.
After dinner everyone just gathered around the campfire and faught off the mosquitos. A little bug spray, and bring the bug zapper closer and all was well.It was really a very nice evening and we enjoyed meeting so many new RV friends.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Arriving at home at turning on the PC we got this picture and e-mail from our son. Dennis left Iowa on October 17 for a week at at Fort Drum, NY. Looks like he found a Friendly's Restaurant - one of our favorite places to visit when we lived in NY.
From Dennis to his Dad! Does this Jim Dandy bring back memories? Hehe
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
At 4:30, with our chairs and beverages and a dish to pass we all arrived at the site of Jack and Diane Koons. Seated around the "conversation circle" is.................
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here is Richard, Don, Rich and John. Richard is the newest of our group, having only played a couple of times before tonight - but hooked on the game he's already considered one of the "regulars".
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Once a month, Main Street is closed, the vendors come out and the residents and visitors to the area come out from 5:00 to 9:00 for fun, dancing and entertainment. This month the theme for the night was "Pumpkins in the Park", appropriate, given the time of year and the nearing of Halloween.
The Pumpkin Patch.......
And there were more of the crew from PeaceRiver at Friday Night Live tonight. - That is Don, Connie, Gloria, Brenda, Buddy, Rich and Matt. We just met Matt and Connie for the first time - Matt learned to play pickleball out in Texas - and so he's been on the courts playing. We're hoping to get the other three out for some beginner lessons this weekend.
Friday Night Live - Main Street Wauchula in November is Wauchula Idol! They say to bring your lawn chair - and get a seat early!!