Monday, July 28, 2014

Week with Friends

(Jan) Last Monday our friends & Hart members Betty & Duane arrived back at Hart Ranch and so did Boomer friends Mary & Elaine. We had Happy Hour and Salmon Dinner together and just had a P1220969great time catching up!

Each summer the Black Hills Playhouse has several performances over the summer. Playing this week was Monty Python’s Spamalot. The six of us had a Picnic at Center Lake and then thoroughly enjoyed the well acted Spamalot! The music, customs and dancing were all superb.

Wednesday found us back at the Ranch for walking, biking, visiting and an excellent 3 hour Happy Hour! Betty & Duane’s friends Don and Margie joined us for a fun evening. The following evening The eight of us went P7240020to Memorial Park in Rapid City for another picnic! Thursday nights in downtown Rapid City are lively with bands playing on Main Street for the Summer Nights Concert and at Main Street Square. We wandered the street, listened to the music and strolled through Art Alley.

Several week ago our large Bedroom slide quit working and we had to get out the jumper cables to manual reel it in. Chuck diagnosed the problem and ordered the part from Newmar to be delivered here at Hart Ranch. Friday he replaced the part and now it is working ‘as good as new’.

The Pickleball & Tennis Courts and Mini Golf Course are right across the street from us so Saturday morning while it was fairly calm weIMG_20140726_140338_559 tackled the Mini-Golf course. That afternoon the Ranch had set up a large Slip & Slide for the kids. We stopped to watch the fun on our Bike Ride. Later in the afternoon there was a Wine Tasting Event up at the Lodge and then on to the Chuck Wagon for Prime Rib with Betty & Duane and Don & Margie. Dinner was followed by an excellent evening of music with a local group ‘Top Hats & Roses’ at the Pavilion next door. Whew! Lots to do at Hart Ranch.

One last activity to write about. Sunday morning we listened to a speaker talk about the stroke he had suffered a year ago. He is our age. His stroke left him in a wheel chair with his left side paralyzed. He talked about his relationship with God and how his prayers are being answered. Instead of dwelling on the harm the stroke caused him, he is rejoicing with his new, more intimate relationship with God. An amazing man with an amazing message for all of us.

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