Saturday, February 23, 2008

Even retired people love the weekends

While it is true that we subscribe to the newspaper so we know what day of the week it is, the weekends still hold that "I don't have to go to work" thrill even after eight years of being retired.

When we taught, "Gene's Team" as a bunch of folks from work were called, would head out for Happy Hour on Fridays after work. Sometimes we'd have supper out and even hit the dance floor from time to time. Often, someone would organize a special event like Trick or Drink at Halloween (kind of like a progressive party that would end with a bon fire at someone's house) or Metro Link and Drink that had stops along the St. Louis Metro line.
We've missed our Happy Hours with our pals.

Last night, we met up with my crafty friend, Sandy and her hubby, Walt, at a local place called Leo's. The food was typical Italian and the salads fresh. I had the antipasto and it was great as were the stuffed mushrooms! We had enough left over for lunch today.

But the best fun was yet to come. At eight pm promptly, the two man band starts and WOW! are they every good. And people get on the dance floor by the droves. It is like a 40 year reunion of American Bandstand! And what a blast. With my lame hoofer, we sat out the fun...but next time, watch out! Remember how much fun we had dancing at Parrot Key with that Platters guy, Kip and Janet M? Well, this is like that night!

Rob called yesterday and there is a Blue Festival at Coachman Park in Clearwater and it is free. It looks like rain today so maybe Rob can work on my computer in exchange for a steak on the grill and we can all go to the festival tomorrow. I'll take lots of pics....envisioning layouts now!

Later, gators. Enjoy your weekend!

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