Thursday, February 2—A Full Day

What to do, what to do?

Our first order of business after coffee and email was a trip to Walmart for some groceries and other necessities.  (Bentsen Palm Village RV Park is a gated park, and the gates are open only from 8 AM to 5 PM; we departed before 8 AM so had to let the gate automatically open to get out.) The Walmart was fairly new, and designed specifically with Latinos in mind, i.e. the shelves were not as tall, or at least that’s what we were told.  We hurried with our shopping as we wanted to get back for the 10:30 AM Trail Dancing lesson.  With an hour to spare, I washed the road grime and grease off the Honda, and then got ready for the dancing lesson.  We joined several other couples at the Activities Center, and once they started, I knew I was out of place.  Trail Dancing is like line dancing, but for couples who dance in unison.  I don’t like any part of line dancing (though you’d never know I have a strong opinion about this.) 

We left after the first song, but to make it up to Kay, I looked up the phone number of our former dance instructor; Kay called, and we got the particulars of where and what he would be teaching.  Bob and Linda are extraordinary teachers. Their typical class consists of 4 30-minute segments: polka, two step, waltz, and swing, all done to country music. After a quick lunch, we drove to the RV park where he was giving lessons, including the Western Cha-cha, and it was just like old times, though we had forgotten all but the most basic steps.  It didn’t take long to get back in the swing of things (get it, swing, like Texas Swing).  At this particular park, they have opted for the Cha-cha in stead of the polka, so this was a new dance for us.   Having arrived at 12:30 PM, we were ready to call it quits at 3:00 PM, with sore feet!  It was back to Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort for the pool and spa, and it was sooooo good.

After our R&R, I walked in the park while Kay rode her bicycle.  It sure is good to do things outdoors!  We sat on the patio, cooked and ate dinner, and read books to wrap up the evening.  Wow, what a great first day.

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