Finally……………..warm weather returns to the RGV, with highs near 80 and lows in the mid 60’s. Perfecto! Well almost. It’s windy here most days, with winds of 15-20 mph gusting to 30-35. We have gotten somewhat used to it, although when it’s whipping at 35 or better, it really rocks the rig. It’s funny, on windy days we don’t have many visitors; maybe the rocking rig makes them think, “Don’t go a knocking”. Hmmmmmm…………Afternoon delight?
Which leads me to an “interesting” topic; Just what do you and your significant other use as code word(s) for a little, shall we say, “making whoopee?” Here are a few we have heard here in this “Retirement Community”. We took a nap. We read a book. And from one of the guys, “I had cake for lunch”. That one took me awhile to figure out; but they are from Quebec, so now it makes sense. (Insert mini history lesson 101 - From Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake”. Google it if that doesn’t jog your memory.) Now, how in the hell did I get here? Starting talking about wind, and ended up eating cake. Guess we (us guys) do have a one track mind. (CC just nudged (?) me to get on with the Blog.) OK, on to other events of the week.
CC and I both enjoy fresh produce, and one advantage of staying here in the RGV, is the plethora of fruit and vegetables available. Our usual routine is to purchase on weekends and Wednesdays, that way we always have the freshest fruit and vegetables available. The pineapples here are to die for, and are mostly from Southern Mexico, they are soooo sweet and juicy; peeled and cored $3 each or 2 for $5. CC wanted some tangerines, and after peeling and tasting one, she commented, “this tangerine taste funny”, to which I replied, “yea, that’s because you’ve never had a FRESH one before.” (As always, click on any of the pictures to enlarge.)
While shopping for veggies, we stumbled across some local talent performing, a gentleman by the name of Lynn Dvorak; a classically trained, masterful musician that has played with numerous bands throughout his career. He plays the newest Yamaha TYROS keyboard, and records every track of all the songs he plays. He has worked with many notable entertainers over the years, including such stars as Rod McKuen, Gordon MacRae, Ray Price, Freddy Fender, Mel Tillis, Johnny Paycheck, Dave Dudley, Tammy Wynette, Myron Floren and JoAnn Castle from the Lawrence Welk Show. (Turn your speakers up, and click on the following link for a sample of his music from his website.) If you like it, and would like to hear more, just click on the “Links” at the top of his website, scroll down, and click on the “Reverbnation” link. We enjoyed him so much; we’re going back this Wednesday to hear him perform again and the cost for all of this, $0.00. Yes free. I’m starting to really enjoy this lifestyle. Now if someone would just come out with a good nickel beer, I’d be in hog heaven! Hope you enjoy the music.
Of course, no week would be complete without at least one trip SOTB. I’ll leave you with the following photo, because after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Choose yours very carefully! (Keep it clean as this blog is Rated RV-13)
Until next time, take care and stay well................