There's a new neighbor at the Plantation - Gregg arrived about a week ago in his beautiful 5th wheel pulled by a matching Volvo - big truck! Gregg is a friend of Pat and Mike McFall and also owns a lot across from friends Dortha and Mark at Retama Village in the Rio Grande Valley - see how the small world connections just keep happening! Gregg is attending line dancing, as well as many of the other activities at the Plantation, and we're enjoying getting to know him.
Speaking of line dancing, I'm still going to class just about every day. The M-W-F class is a beginner class, and the Tue. -Thur class is a little bit more geared towards intermediate. We don't have a designated teacher for that class, right now I usually lead most of the dances unless someone else has a dance they want to teach. I also found a local class at the Foley Senior Center that meets once a week. I attended that class last Wednesday and found it just challenging enough! That gives me plenty of opportunity to improve my dancing skills.
Jim has started a new project too; he's learning how to cane chairs. There is a group of folks here at the Plantation that refurbishes chair seats and backs using cane. It's quite an involved art that has been passed down through several generations and is being shared with people here. Many of the chairs will be auctioned during Mardi Gras here, with the benefits going to the Escapees CARE organization. We've heard that last year the proceeds of this auction were around $4,000!
We are blessed to be able to enjoy this lifestyle! More adventures to come....