Saturday, October 22, 2016

Life of Leisure

I've really enjoyed being home following our trip. But this is a great time of year to be out in our state parks and visiting other places, so we are planning another trip very soon. Until then, we'll enjoy our time at Rio Concho West.

On Thursday night, the staff at Rio Concho West hosted their annual hamburger supper. Each year, the entire staff -- administrative personnel, office staff, and maintenance crew -- treat the residents of the community to hamburgers and all the fixings. It's their way of saying "thank you" to residents. We really had a good turn out this year, and the assembly hall where we hold our dinners was almost full. The burgers were really tasty, and fellowship with our fellow inmates was enjoyable as always. After supper, we enjoyed several games of Bingo, with a cash prize available for each game. We had a good time.

With each event we attend, we meet more and more of our fellow residents. This place really is a community, and its great to get to know our neighbors. Now when we attend an event -- or ride the bus to eat out somewhere or take a trip -- we always see familiar faces. Not every resident attends the events we have, so there are some folks I guess we'll never meet. Some of the folks, on the other hand, attend just about everything offered out here. Donna and I are somewhere in the middle. Since we travel often, we miss lots of events, but when we are home, we attend as many as possible.

On Friday, Donna and I attended the latest Tom Cruise movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. If you enjoy other movies Cruise has made, you'll probably enjoy this one. It is pretty typical of work he has done the last 20 or so years, such as the Mission Impossible series of movies and the previous Jack Reacher movie. The current film co-stars Cobie Smulders, who had a lead role in the long-running TV series, How I Met Your Mother. I must admit I struggled to accept her in this role.

Following the movie, we had a late lunch at Rosa's, then took a drive around Lake Nasworthy. We saw close to 20 deer in the parks around the lake, and as well as a sizeable gaggle of turkeys.

Life is good out here.

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