Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020 Redneck Olympics

Yuma, Arizona           High 73  Low 49

We got some rain overnight yesterday and in the morning. Then the sun came out and it was nice until about 3 o'clock. Then the wind came up and it got cool.

Last week we had our second annual Redneck Olympics here in our Park.

There were only 6 teams this year compared to 8 last year. The opening ceremonies started at 11:00 in the morning with the object of the day ending sooner.  We were through by 4:00 instead of 7:00 last year.

 Our team.

The different events were: shave the beaver, a balloon covered with shaving cream which was shave off.

The second event was frozen turkey bowling.

Our event was seed spitting (we used grapes because of the lack of cherry pits).

 Next was Redneck Golf using tennis balls for clubs and golf balls.

The next event was hub cap tossing using hubcaps like frizzby's trying to get close to targets.

The last event before the sailboat race was called turd tossing which was a variation of cornhole

The boat race this year was sail boats using water bottles and doggie bags for sails. We thought the method for propulsion might be wave fans or blow up balloons but the propusion consisted of trash bags filled with air with a hose connected to the bag and then the air was let out to blow on the sail.

The hard part was that the "Captain" was blindfolded with one of the other people in the water directing him with a toy horn. Each team had three people, the captain, the horn blower and, someone to catch air in their bag. Most of the boats were disqualified for cheating, touching or pushing  the boat, making wave to propel the boat, or in our case the captain blowing on the sail.

The only boat that finished without get disqualified cheated by the bag person guiding the captain on where to hold the hose to blow on their sail but they didn't get seen by the judges. It was all in fun anyway.

We won the seed spitting and turkey toss but it wasn't enough to win the "coveted" beer can trophy.

This is an example of retired people having too much fun here in our Park.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Italian Dinner Under the Stars

Yuma, Arizona             High 78 Low 51

The weather has been great!

Friday a group of us worked on the sides for the Parks trailer. We all think it will be much better.

Saturday night there was an Italian pot luck dinner under the stars here in our Park. we got a chance to try out the new sides on the trailer hauling tables and chairs to the open area. We had lots of help and the job seemed to go pretty smoothly.

We set up tables and chairs for two hundred people. We started hauling at about 10:00 and it took until about 1:00 to get everything placed and all the lights put up.

This was our table.

Another view of our table.

Each table had what they called a nonie, which was supposed to be an Italian grandmother to be in charge of each table. Each for the 20 tables had ten people assigned to them and each set of ten had their individual pot luck.

This was our Nonie.

The group of nonies.

There was lots of good food and music. Everyone that attended seemed to have a good time. While  we ate They had someone judging the Lasagna. It was all good natured and the ones that prepared it for each table seemed to enjoy the judging.

The lasagna judge and his crew, Tom and Lilly. 
Tom is the one that seems to think up all the things to do around the Park.

After we finished eating each table had to pick one person the toss pizza dough. The ball they were given was supposed to be worked and tossed to make it round with no hole and to see who got it the largest in diameter.

The circle at the top is her pizza dough.

And guess what the winner got? A pizza from one of the local pizza places!

We finished up at 8:00 and then we had to haul all the tables and chairs back to the Ballroom. We had enough people that it only took us an hour to have all the tables and chairs back on their racks and put back where they belonged. Again our new rack worked very well.

Everyone seemed to want to have another party similar to this one next year.

Thanks for visiting.