Sunday, March 29, 2015

No Title 4

The weather was a little warmer this morning which made for a very enjoyable walk around the golf course.  The deer and turkeys were also out and about bright and early.





 The golf course is looking nice and green

After breakfast we got cleaned up, headed off to church, and then went to lunch at Burger and Shake with Lois, Chuck, Gene, and Jeanne.  Even though it was pretty warm this afternoon, John and I decided to play a round of golf.  The course  was pretty empty, so we could take our time playing.  When we got done with golf, we spent some time cooling down and relaxing while we watched the Duke game on TV.  Once that was done, we headed over to the RV park to say good-bye to Paul and Melinda who are pulling out tomorrow.  As we pulled into Paul's place, we found a pizza party in progress and were invited to stay and eat.  

We made one more stop on the way home to say good-bye to Tim and Mary Ellen.  John and I visited for a little while and then hit the road home.  That pretty much sums up our busy day. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

No Title 3

This morning started off just like yesterday--cold in the morning, but once the sun came up, the temps rose very quickly.  It's actually very pleasant walking in the cooler part of the day and we enjoy our walk around the golf course.

Today was the annual meeting of the Fort Clark Association, so John and I headed down to the post theater where the meeting was being held.  A new Director of Operations has been appointed and I think the members were very impressed by what he had to say about the future of the fort.  The meeting was followed by a free lunch provided by the association so went to the clubhouse to pick up our boxed lunches and then sat and visited with John, Theresa, Dave, Gene, and Jeanne while we ate. 

This afternoon we went to the Historial Society special program about movies that have been filmed here on the fort.  We watched selected scenes from seven or eight movies where we saw the fort buildings and areas around the fort that were used as background.  It was very interesting and informative to learn about what goes into making a movie.  We opted out of touring the sites and spent the remainder of the afternoon sitting outside at Lois and Chuck's enjoying the nice breeze and visiting.  On the ride home I took a few photos of the Las Moras that flows through the fort.




 

Friday, March 27, 2015

No Title 2

The clear weather overnight led to much cooler temps this morning.  The thermometer read 41 degrees and that meant long pants and hooded sweatshirts for our walk.  It didn't take long to warm up once the sun rose over the horizen and we ended up with a beautiful day with a high around 81 degrees.  With last of the cold weather behind us, the Weesatche trees are starting to bloom and the Mesquites are beginning to green up.  Also, the male turkeys are beginning to strut their stuff for the ladies.

 Weesatche tree across the street from our house

Turkeys in the neighbor's driveway

Last night plans were made to meet up with Everett, Darlene, Pam and Tom for lunch at Burger and Shake, so around 11:30 a.m. we headed into town.  This was a farewell lunch as these two couples will be heading home--Everett and Darlene, tomorrow, and Tom and Pam next Monday or Tuesday.  Thank goodness for email and Facebook so we can keep in touch over the summer.

We got home from lunch just in time to pick up the clubs and golf cart and headed down to the clubhouse where we met up with Paul for a final round of golf.  He and Melinda will be heading to northern Texas to visit some family on Monday and then move onto Kentucky.

This evening I met up with Darlene and Lois for Bingo while John stayed home and watched more of the NCAA basketball tournament on TV.  Darlene and Lois were big winners tonight. 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

No Title 1

I am tired of trying to think up titles for each day, so right now I going to a numeric system.  I have to title each blog entry or I can't publish what I have written.  I'll try this for a while and see how it works out.

A weather front moved in overnight with cooler temps and very strong winds.  John took the morning walk alone as I didn't want to walk in the windy conditions.  After breakfast he went to the driving range for an hour or so while I did some work on the computer.

This afternoon was couples' golf.  There was a much smaller group--16 couples--as more folks have left to head home.  We played with Bruce and Diana for the first time, but none of us had a good round.  Even though the golfing didn't go so good, we all had a fun time. 

This evening John went to wood carvers and I got a little more packing done.  Right now we think our tentative departure date will be April 14.  We have been asked to help out with the Los Moras golf tournament which is being held April 11 and 12, so that puts our departure date back til then.  

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Golfing Today

This morning was overcast but warm when we left the house for our usual walk around the golf course.  Even though it was quite early, several golfers were out practicing their putting and chipping for the men's club champion which was being played today and tomorrow.  After dodging a couple of balls, we decided to cut across the fairways and finish our walk on the sidewalk leading to our house.

Following breakfast John headed down to the clubhouse to meet up with the men's nine hole group.  There were four teams and John's group ended up at even par.  While he was gone, I cleaned out some drawers and packed up more of our winter clothing.  John went over to Sam's after lunch to finish up the garage door frame they've been working on and has now completed all the projects Sam needed to have done.  

When John returned home, we headed out to play around of golf.  Since it was much later in the afternoon when we started out, we had the whole course to ourselves.  We ended the day watching "Survivor" and some recorded DVR shows.  

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Beautiful Day

After last Tuesday's golf being canceled due to rain, it felt good to get back on the course with the ladies.  This morning Linda, Tootie and I played together using golf carts while Ginny and Mary Ellen walked their round.  This was our last time playing together this year as several of them will be heading home this weekend.  While we were out on the course we saw a large flock of Sandhill Cranes flying north.  We usually have a pair of them spending the summer in a field west of our house.

While I was playing with the girls, John played a best ball scramble with Roger, Paul, and John B.  These guys have been playing together on Tuesday mornings for most of the winter and today was the final "grudge" match of the year.  John and Roger are always a team and today they beat Paul and John B. by eleven strokes.  A rematch will have to wait until next fall when we all get back to the fort.

After resting up for a little bit this afternoon, we got cleaned up and headed over to the RV park for the final potluck of the season.  Even though the park is beginning to empty out, we still had a good crowd and plenty of delicious food.  I didn't have much luck at cards this evening, but John managed to win his second game.  We'll miss our fun Tuesday nights.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beautiful Monday

The mornings are much warmer now so it's tee shirts and shorts for our morning walks.  When we start out, the sky is beginning to lighten and it isn't too long before the sun rises above the horizen.  Once that happens, you can feel the day begining to warm up.

Following breakfast John headed over to the RV park kitchen for wood carvers.  The numbers were down a little as several of the carvers have headed home for the summer.  While John was busy carving, I did some laundry and started packing up some of our winter clothes for the trip home.  We're not sure of the exact date we'll be leaving, but I thought I would get the items we won't be using packed up and out of the way.

This afternoon John helped Wallace hang a sign in the Green Room of the club house and then spent an hour or so working out in our shed getting it organized for the summer.  A little before 3 p.m. we headed over to the RV park for the weekly game of Washers.  John was a winner in both rounds while I was paired with Lloyd and we lost our rounds by one point.  Dean, who runs the game, will still be here next Monday, so we'll get to play washers once again.

Tootie and Roger invited a group over to their place for a venison dinner.  We all brought a dish to share and spent a very pleasant evening enjoying a delicious meal with homemade ice cream for dessert, compliments of Gene B.   The only sad thing about the evening was we learned Tootie and Roger have sold their place but are planning to come back next year, if they are good health-wise, and rent a place for the winter.