Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Casa Grande, AZ (February 16-22)

Casa Grande has been the site of the WINs dance rally for the past 15 years.  It is held at the Casa Grande Fairgrounds just outside of town.  I attended last year and and wasn't going to participate but friends convinced me  to attend one more time and brush up my Two-Step and Country Waltz.

The week was packed full of dance lessons.  The schedule went something like this:
8:00 coffee and hugs
9:00-10:00 Line dancing
10:30-12:30 Two Step lessons and turns or some other dance.  It changed daily
1:30-3:30    Review of the above and more new stuff
4:00 Circle
5:00 Happy hour
7:00-10:00  Dancing...I never made it past 9:30.

I think you get the picture.  It was BUSY!!!  I fact, so busy I didn't take any pictures. Here is a link to another WIN member who will eventually have some pictures up on her blog.  You should be able to copy and paste it to your browser: .  Her blog also makes interesting reading.   Some of the dance nights had a theme and one night was hippy night which everyone had fun with.

We had part of Friday off and a few of the guys took  their Harleys for a spin.  I had the previlege of being "fender fluff" on the back of one of the Harleys.   I'd never heard that expression before and I don't consider myself "fender fluff".  My driver said I was a pretty good passenger.  Anyway, we did a loop up through Globe with an elevations change from about 1500 to almost 5000'.  Just a little cool. Our leader only stopped  twice so pictures are limited.  I guess he was either very cold or had a hot date he had to get to. Dennis ( a new PM  i.e. prospective member) was my driver (below).

The week's festivities were topped off with a "Senior" Prom.  The theme was the 50s,60s, and 70s, which most of us remembered.  Some of the ladies actually dressed up in prom dresses and everyone looked very handsome.

When I last posted I mentioned my cell phone had broken.  Well, Verizon was very good in promptly shipping a new phone to me...after spending well over an hour in their store in Casa Grande explaining what the problem was.  Because the USB port was broken I had no way of transferring contact data from my phone to my new phone.  Verizon told me to download a sync program which would allow me to sync my computer with the new phone.  I downloaded the program which promptly knocked out my internet access program.  Well, several phone calls later I was told I had to resolve the issue via land line.  So another hour plus visit to the Verizon store (this time in Chandler) restored the internet access program but the sync issues is still not resolved.  IPhone here I come when my contract is up!!

1 comment:

  1. Loved the detail about the rally. And yes, I finally got my blog updated with pictures.