Saturday was Suzy's XXth birthday. Do you remember your XXth birthday? Mine was a few years back. But before we go there, we want to thank our “Followers.” We got our 38th Follower this weekend, who just happens to be our daughter Kathie! Yay! for Kathie, and for the 37 others who so faithfully stay with us. Some are new, some have been around for years. All are welcome and very much appreciated!
To celebrate Suzy’s birthday, we got together with Don and Sharon Del Rosario, who are friends from the Escapees Club, RVing in general, and blogging in particular. You can see Sharon’s blog at this link.. Our Saguaro SKP park held its monthly ice cream social for birthdays and anniversaries last Sunday. Both Sharon and Suzy had birthdays this month, Sharon's was on the 5th, Suzy’s on the 7th, so they both counted. We started with dinner at our place (we prepared Tequila Chicken, they brought sides including a wonderful spinach and strawberry salad) then moseyed up to the clubhouse for dessert and park recognition. (To see pictures in a larger format, click on the picture.)
Friday we got together again at their place (another RV park in Benson) for a tri-tip roast potluck with two other couples. We brought potato salad and carrot salad.
Birthdays can go on for weeks at a time, it seems. Saturday, Suzy’s actual birthday, started with her opening packages from our two daughters.
After presents, accompanied by our special hot cocoa treat, we went back up to our clubhouse for”Addie’s breakfast.”
The only problem with the breakfast was that the new ovens the park had ordered didn’t arrive in time, so Addie and her crew had to bake the strata casseroles a couple at a time, rather than ten trays at a time as they had hoped, so there was a big backup waiting in line.
After breakfast, we headed out to the little town of Dragoon, population 117, nestled in the Dragoon Mountains, to help them celebrate their 7th annual Dragoon Days. For a tiny town, they put on quite a show.
The Dragoon Women’s Club sponsored the one day affair, and they had maybe 25 vendors, offering everything from knitted baby garments to mounted photographs to wooden belts (I bought one of those!) to beaded bracelets and solar garden lights.
There was live music continuously, a dance presentation, shoot outs, and grilled brats.
The ladies had baked goods and used books for sale, as well as other craft items. Besides that, many of them were in period costumes (so were a lot of the men of Dragoon that day.)
We did our part to support the show for about three hours, then, instead of driving back home,. drove further out the road to the next episode of … Our Life on Wheels.