Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chapter 21 Days 4 & 5

Tucson, Arizona
Lazydays KOA # 1357

Yesterday was so busy I didn't have a moment to blog.  The morning started at 7:30 am for donuts, yogurt and coffee.  
Having such a nice private room for our activities is a real plus and people seem to stay and mingle longer.  

The annual Chapter 21 meeting was held at 10 am.  I was amazed how many members that aren't at the rally showed up.  Most of the members drove up from Benson.  The room was packed.  I know Don Del Rosario was worried about getting volunteers for officers and rally hosts.  

Don really managed to stir some interest in the chapter and get volunteers.  All positions were filled.  

Bill and I are VCR's for the Escapees.  As Volunteer Club Represents we gave a small discussion about the Escapees Club and Bill installed the new officers.
Raffle tickets were purchased for prize drawings.  The money raised was for CARE--continued assistance for retired Escapees.  The Chapter raised $275.  I won a small folding table.  
The luncheon was changed from the Grand Canyon Room to the patio room.  It gave everyone a chance to visit with one another until the room was ready.  
We're never late for food.
By the time Happy Hour was over, we were ready to kick back and do nothing.

This morning they awarded the winner of the "what's in the jar of rice".  I couldn't believe the 30 different things hidden in the jar.  I didn't get very many, but Bruce Ratcliff, Marilyn Wix and Betty Dawson had all of them correct.  

Bill and I wanted to visit the new Camping World store and since it was nearby we drove over.  We hadn't been to the swap meet in about 18 years so we rode over.  The parking lot was packed and we walked around for a little bit before deciding to leave.  It's probably one on the worst swap meets we've ever gone to.
We came back and showered and changed for the theater.  The caravan was leaving at 3:46.  Little Anthony's Diner was a perfect choice for dinner before the show.  It's attached to the theater.  The food was good and reasonable and the diner was charming.  It was decorated in 50's style.  

How about a pink Cadillac?  It wasn't on the menu.
Bill and I both had the hot roast beef with potatoes, salad, and vegetable.  Our bill was $15.

The Gaslight Theater title of the performance was Beach Blanket Bee-Bop.  The music, the actors, singers, dancers, and the musicians were great.  We were singing along, responding to the actors and clapping.  This was the first time we've  attended but I don't think it will be our last. We sat around small tables with dishes of popcorn.  If you wanted to purchase food, ice cream desserts, beer or wine, it was available.   The Gaslight Theater has been around since 1977 and I can see why they out grew three other theaters.  Our show began at 6 pm.  It was a sellout.  When we left there were people standing around everywhere waiting for the second show.  

It was a very enjoyable day.  Bill and I both agreed this rally ended with a bang.  We've thoroughly enjoyed attending and being around this fun group.  

Turtle Safely........


  1. Dinner and the theater really sound like a fun time. I'll have to remember that for when we get down that way. Great rally.

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    Happy weekend!

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