Another view of the chuckwagon.
The cooks preparing Apple Cobbler in cast irons pots for our dessert.
Soon it was time to get in line for chow. I didn't know what we were having so imagine my surprise when the first thing I see are flour tortillas and red beans. I don't eat red beans and I've never eaten a tortilla! Where is my favorite standby the good ol' American hamburger???? I nudged LaVon and told her I didn't know how to eat a tortilla or what I was supposed to do with it. The ladies in the serving line heard me and even LaVon looked a little surprised when I said this. Oh well, tortillas just aren't part of the standard dinner fare in the suburbs on the east coast. The lady on the left in the picture below handed me one and said to try it. My first impression was that it was "bland", not a whole lot of taste to it. They told me I could put the brisket that is further down the line in it or the red beans. Uh...I don't think so.
I did take some of the brisket and the potato salad and cole slaw they had to offer and all three were very good. Bob, on the other hand, was in hog heaven! He was just lovin' this! Between the food and bluegrass music playing in the background I don't know what made him happier. Bob would have been so in his element had he been born in the times of the cowboys and the wild west.
The chow line....
Bob and I couldn't stay much past six since today is a workday for us and we did have the dance back at the park that we had to attend and give a hand with any last preperations that had to be done. That was our plan anyway. On the way back we ran into a detour and made our way through that and then had to wait for a train to pass by so we didn't get back to the park as soon as we would have liked. We still had to change clothes so a stop at home was a must.
We made it to the dance at about 7:15 so we weren't too, too late. We had a pretty good turn out. Our DJ for the evening was Cactus Carl. Carl and his wife, Sandy,who is my line dance instructor, are winter residents in the park. They spent their morning picking out the music for tonight and printing the words that will be projected on the wall for an occasional sing a long. This couple is one of my favorites in the park. They are just so much fun.
Sandy and Cactus Carl
A few random shots of park residents at the dance tonight.
All too soon the dance was over and we again assumed our workamper roles because the country dance hall had to be transformed into a church, if you will, for Sunday morning church services. Quite a few of the residents stayed behind also and in 25 minutes we had the pulpit, chairs and hymnals in place.
Another busy, but fun, day in the lives of these fulltimers.