Monday is Softball day for me, and while we were a bit more successful this week (we split the two games with Roadhaven RV park) I managed to strike out twice in the second game. How anyone can strike out swinging in slowpitch softball is beyond me, but at least I wasn’t alone in my frustration. In fact the opposing pitcher struck out 3 of us in the same inning late in the game, and no one could ever remember that happening before anywhere!
As we couldn’t get on the pickleball courts this morning as they’re tied up by a paid training clinic that we were too late to sign up for, we managed to get our laundry done this morning. I don’t know what we’ll do next week, as we keep running out of days in the week. With Softball on Saturdays and Mondays, Pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays, hiking on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as Church on Sundays we really don’t have any mornings free to do the stuff we need to do.
This afternoon we spent about 90 minutes playing pickleball with a couple of our friends who are interested in learning the game. We then spent a half hour practicing some of our skills and then another hour in a training session with a fella from the park who really likes to teach people how to be better players. It was a lot of fun, and quite informative. He wants us to come back tomorrow for another session, but we’ll have to see how we are feeling after a desert hike.
This evening we went to a concert here in the park by a group called New Odyssey. They are 3 guys who play 30 instruments and put on absolutely the best show we’ve seen in an RV park since we started travelling. They played a very up tempo set with lots of humour mixed in. Their songs ranged mostly in the 60’s and 70’s which is a fair bit fresher than most of the 50’s music we’re used to hearing. And it wasn’t country music either. They played a lot of Beatles music as well as some Chicago, Tina Turner and Beach Boys stuff while mixing in some Village People and topped it off with In A Gadda Da Vida of all things. Then they really surprised us when the came back for an encore and came out with a very recent song, Blurred Lines. For those of you who know this song, it’s a strange choice for a room full of senior citizens, but it went over really well, and we ended up dancing a conga line around the ballroom following the fella playing the tuba. You had to be there to appreciate how much fun that was.
Here’s a link to a video of the band performing St Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. They definitely have a unique performing style. That’s a wired electric drum kit that the fella is wearing. I think he’s really tired when he finishes the song.
We’re off to what’s been called a pretty hike tomorrow morning, but we haven’t found many that we couldn’t call pretty in this area. We’ll post some pictures tomorrow. Have a great day!