The rally is over, we were about the last to leave, and now we are having a day of mostly rest at Gila Bend. Tomorrow it’s off to home, laundry, cleaning, and other fun tasks!
So how did the rally go? It was one of the best! The rally hosts, Don and Sharon, pulled out all the stops: donuts and coffee most mornings, a hot breakfast one morning; a no-host dinner at a big casino, daily happy hour, a “burn your own” barbecue dinner, door prizes for everyone, a Polar Bear party (see my earlier post about Polar Bear Parties, I Failed My Boy Scout Test This Morning) and an afternoon game session.
The game was based on the TV game show “Minute to Win It.” Participants were given tasks to complete in a minute (sometimes a little longer). The first, seemingly simple, task was to assemble the 16 pieces of the front of a Cheerios box, like a picture puzzle.
The second task was to stack 36 large plastic cups in a pyramid, and then return the 36 cups to a single stack … in 60 seconds. It’s tougher than it looks!
Another task was to bounce a ping pong ball across the floor and land it on a slice of bread slathered with peanut butter. The ball had to settle on the peanut butter, not roll off.
Fourth was to roll a marble the length of a tabletop, so that it stopped on and stuck to a strip of double faced tape. There were plenty or marbles to roll, but you could move them only one at a time.
The final task was the Oreo Cookie Challenge. You sat in a chair, tipped your head back while the emcee placed an Oreo on your forehead. The challenge was to move that cookie from your forehead down to and into your mouth! No hands allowed. There were some interesting facial gyrations in this challenge!
Seniors love to play! After all, this is our second, or maybe third, childhood!
The Chapter’s annual meeting was held at this rally as well, with the election of officers for 2011. To no one’s surprise, Suzy was re-elected as Treasurer, and I won the Vice-Presidency.
So much for another episode in … Our Life on Wheels.