We met Glen and Kathy last year. They are from Canada. They’ve become good friends, even coming by McNabb to bring our golf cart down last fall. This year he is finally considered “Senior”. Finally legal to camp in our “55”+ park….lol…He has been “whining” for quite awhile, cause Kathy got 5 Birthday Cakes one year. So couple of us decided to each get him a cake. I went to HEB, on Sunday. Who do you think I seen? That darn Glen!!!! He had to come and buy his own cake……lol….So I went over to the party supplies and bought 3 pkgs. of sparkler candles and one big Star Sparkler Candle.
I also bought a blue badge that said “Birthday Boy”. Then I went back to the Bakery aisle and picked out a small blue cake with frosted balloons. I snuck out the store and put my purchases in the truck, turned around, and guess who was parked in front of me……”GLEN”…..So at home I finished my pot of spaghetti. Bud’s Cathy (we have 3 of them) also bought him a cake. It was decorated with confetti colors, very pretty.
At 4pm we all gathered at Kathy and Glen’s. Over 25 people came to celebrate. So the drinks started flowing.
Finally the food began. We had cabbage rolls, meatballs, spaghetti, different salads, barbequed ribs, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip. So so many good things. Finally Bud’s Cathy and I went to get her cake at her house. Took them to our house to light the candles and get them ready for Glen. Well, ALL WENT WELL UNTIL BUD’S CATHY TURNED FAST…………..OMG……….
The cake went flllyyyying through the air. I heard it “PLOP” UPSIDE DOWN on our mat. We were dying in laughter, bent over, had to sit down to NOT PEE THE PANTS…..Our ribs hurt, Cathy’s face was RED AS A STRAWBERRY….”WHAT CAN WE DO NOW”……I went and got 2 big knifes…..Stuck them under the cake and plopped the cake back onto the cardboard. With the knifes, I wiped up big chunks of the frosting and threw it back on the cake. What a mess. Finally we composed our self, and tried to lite the sparklers, but now its to windy. So we took the cakes over and told Glen to close his eyes. Everyone was dying with laughter. Glen opened his eyes and cracked up. Everyone was rolling with laughter as Bud’s Cathy was explaining what happened. Lol….
We tried again to lite the candles, but they just wouldn’t lite. Finally Rich put our cake in the smoker to guard it from the wind. That worked. We finally was able to lite
……”ALL 55 CANDLES”…….
Glen blew out all his candles and we all sang Happy Birthday to him. Everyone even ate the dump cake…..lol…We called it Organic Dump cake laced with a touch of grass and…..??? He had a great time that nite. A Really Nice Party……He got a wee bit drunk, but that’s Glen…..Now this was Sunday. Monday was Presidents Day. Many of us decided to take the day off and go the Progresso. I went up to the office early that morning to get a few things done, and we all took off by 11. We rode with Ron and Theresa. They hadn’t been to Progresso yet, so this would be fun showing them around. Around 11 of us went in 3 different cars. We met at Arturo’s for dinner. Its a nice Mexican Restaurant on the main st. of Progresso. Walked on down the street looking at all the vendors. Of course their was the purchase of alcohol. It is so much cheaper their. Some went over to RED PANTY BAR. Theresa, Ron and I just walked around checking out all the stores. The store I bought my pots, and then ended up at the Pharmacy were we buy our drugs. I introduced them to Jasmine. She is the girl who works the Pharmacy as well as working for the Dentist next door who made my teeth. She is their interpreter. They were amazed at the cheap prices for the drugs that are sold in the States as prescription. Well of course they loaded up.
We looked at all the hammock’s and macramé chairs they have for sale. We met the rest at the bar, and finally walked up the street to Pancho’s. Guess what that is?….lol….Another Bar…….Theresa and I went shopping in the store while they had more drinks. We walked up to the 3rd floor. Their was some Beautiful Pots up their. The floor was filled from front to back and stacked. Also saddles, blankets and all the leather gear. We went back down to the bar, and this is what we found…..
Typical isn’t it….Glen got his Margarita, in fact Rich talked them into a FREE one. Glen made sure he wore his Birthday Boy Badge……Finally the sun was starting to go down. The advice that is always given………GET OUT BEFORE DARK………lol….So we finally left, crossed the border, they had to pay liquor tax of course. But it also seemed the Border guards were much more thorough in checking what we had. They seemed rude and actually went through our bags. Now that’s a first…..So what’s up with that……
“TRUMP” and his Immagration Laws?
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLEN”