Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday February 9, 2011-Mission West RV Resort

We woke pretty early this morning because we had a full day ahead of us. We were going to the Chicken House Opry this morning for a big concert with four entertainers there and to the meet and greet at Retama Village this afternoon. We went over to pick up Donna to go with us to the concert. When we left, it was warm about 65 degrees, but cloudy. We went through the front with light rain on the way and immediately noticed a change in temperature. Neither Donna nor I had brought a coat or even a long sleeve shirt, so we hurried into the building where it was at least out of the wind.

This is the Link Family, one of the headline groups. They really put on a good show and if you ever get a chance to see them, go for it, you won't be disappointed.

The Red Head Express is another of the headliner groups. They also put on a good show, although I didn't like them quite as well as the Link Family. They are made up of the father and mother and four daughters who are all red heads.

This is the Walker Boys, made up of the three sons of the Red Head Express parents. The boys are 8, 9 and 11 and are phenomenal for their ages. They are also accompanied by their mom on stage.
This is the Harper Family, another good group. They are from Missouri as are the Link Family and put on a great very country religious show. They were not quite as polished as the first two groups but put on a good show.

This is the Alaskan String Band. They were good and the father of the group reminded me of John Denver.

The big activity of the day was the Heartland Meet and Greet that was held at the Retama Village Activity center. Here is the outdoor seating area, but the cold front had moved through with a vengeance, so we didn't spend any time out here at all. If the weather had cooperated, it would have been very nice.

There was a good turnout and at last count, there were 51 people that attended. Everyone had a good time and there was plenty of food. I don't think anyone left here hungry.

Another shot of the crowd. It was nice to have met so many Heartlanders and I am looking forward to meeting and seeing even more tomorrow at the dealer open house in Donna.
We really appreciate our friend and fellow Heartland Ambassador Kathy Adams in setting this up and getting everything ready for us. We also appreciate all the volunteers that helped set up the tables and chairs and then to clean up when it was over.
So long.

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