Ten Crones showed up over the next few days. Some stay 5 days and some only 2 but I like to book a full week for myself. Old Man Watching comes to watch for a night or so at each end of the Caper. It only costs $6 a night per RV for seniors so the price is right. I had to nail our sign upside down to make the arrow point in the right direction at the park gate.
I used my cast iron pan to bang an axe into a tough log and broke it. |I had that pan for over 40 years. How can you break a cast iron frying pan? I just claimed I hit Old Man on the side of his head, as he was being cheeky again. I am tough. Tough to get along with and tough to look at.
The first arrival was Rhonda in her little van. She made guacamole for appies time. She also brought her American friend from Washington to spend the weekend with us. She was a hoot too.
The first catered meal was on Friday at noon. Germaine treated us to an Hawaiian feast of pulled pork and papaya etc. She showed us how to do a hula and played music and gave us all leis. Dollar stores are great places to get props. She even put little umbrellas in the Mai Tais she made for us.
Janice got right into the dancing thing.
Leah's husband, David, brought her and set their trailer up for our stay and then left, just like Old Man. She and Kathy supplied the delicious chicken meat-only spaghetti sauce dinner on Friday night. That called for red wine of course.
Brenda stole my hat as the sun was so strong and a few of the wise ones got touches of burn. Is that wise? The heat in the day was draining so the adventurous went for walks in the woods and kayaking trips and everybody floated in the lake many times a day. Foam noodles are fun.
Saturday at noon was a Mexican meal hosted by Janice. She made quesadillas with fancy side dishes and played Mexican music and fed us Margaritas. She had been to the dollar store too for festive napkins and wee sombreros on headbands.
On Saturday during Happy Hour we play some games and one is a gift exchange, where you can steal somebody else's gift, twice only.
Kathy got to keep her sign. It says, "Thank God for Girlfriends"
Maggie stole my present but gave it back later as a thank you gift for sleeping in our RV. All gifts must cost less than $10. Maggie helped with appies and breakfast on her Coleman cooker and was able to stay two nights this year. Usually she only comes for two days and one night.