Sunday, January 11, 2015

Comedy Singing Act – Block Party - Movie Day

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 80  Lo 66 -- Thursday evening we went to our first show at the clubhouse. It was a comedy singing act with twin brothers called Spittin' Image. They sang songs from the 50's and 60’s and played guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. They mixed their songs with comedy routines, jokes, and some audience participation skits. It was definitely a very entertaining show and the audience (including us) loved it. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Blain and Bryan, Spittin' Image

Friday morning I had my massage. It looks like my favorite masseuse is quitting and going into a different line of work. She's working on getting someone else to take her clients. I also went to the arts and craft class where we voted on what projects we’re doing for the rest of the winter. All the different projects were laid out for us to look over before voting for our favorites.





In the RV'ing world a common event is "happy hour" where folks get together at one rig around 5:00 to socialize. In retirement communities like here at Adelaide Shores they call it a "block party." It doesn't necessarily mean everyone lives on the same block, it's just a gathering of friends. Saturday afternoon we hosted our first block party. We had four couples over. They were all friends of ours but they didn't know each other, so it was a great way for them to get to know each other and make new friends. Everyone brought their own drinks and chairs, and snacks to share with the group. Two couples used to be full timers and are now living in a park model, and the other two couples are still living in an RV like us. We had a great time talking about life on the road, until it started getting cooler and everyone went home. It was quite a success and we hope to do it again.

Jim, Toni, David, Lee, Rosemary, Ken, Kathy, Vi, Kevin
 2015-01-10 jim toni david lee rosemary ken kathy VI and Kevin

Jim at the food table.
2015-01-10 food for get together with jim (2)

Today we went to see the movie The Gambler. It was the story of a college professor with a gambling problem who gets in some big financial trouble with shady loan sharks. Mark Wahlberg was really good in the leading role, but we really enjoyed watching John Goodman in a small role as an evil loan shark.

For those who are interested in my crochet projects, this is my first afghan with ripples. I’m not fond of that stitch so probably wont do it again. This afghan will go to the Project Linus.

2015-01-09 afghan to linus

See you in a few days.


Gypsy said...

I really like the looks of the afghan.

Jim and Judy said...

Tell Toni and David and Lee & Rosemary that we said hello!!!!

Laurel Owen said...

Your afghans are really stunning. I'm still waiting to learn to knit :)

Bob and Jo said...

Jo is so used to her masseuse changing would be traumatic.

Donna W. said...

sounds like you are enjoying it there