The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Goliad TRR Rally

Although the Texas Ramblin' Roses Rally officially started on Friday, many of us arrived on Thursday so we could set up and relax. Friday evening we decided to visit a local Mexican restaurant, Agave Jalisco. Many actually ended up there again on Friday night. Margaritas were especially good.

Most of our activities were scheduled for Saturday evening but I saw a flyer saying Saturday was Goliad Market Day right on the main square. I thought maybe some of the group would enjoy that and a stop at Mattie's Bakery and CafĂ© also on the square. Jimmie got the word out.

Some interesting murals on the end of the building.

"Let them know and they will come"!  A number of rally goers showed up at Mattie's after hitting the Market Day.

The breakfast tacos were good but some held off ordering until lunch was available so we saw a number of dishes.f

The hostesses, Vickie and Barbara, actually arranged a meeting room at a state small feat. It was a small dining hall which worked very well. Before dinner, there was Happy Hour and a Salsa contest. Apparently there was some good natured confusion as to whether the Salsa was dancing or a condiment contest but it was the condiment very necessary for Mexican food. There were six contestants and a wide variety of salsa recipes. The winning recipe was yellow with mango in it. I can't tell you much beyond that as I didn't sample and judge. Always reminds me of the salsa contest in the movie "Wild Hawgs" where the guy's throat was on fire.....I don't do hot stuff too well.  Dinner was up next and again, the hostesses outdid themselves with chicken fajitas and all the fixings. Everyone else brought other sides and we could easily have fed a small army.

Next up was the entertainment part of the evening which was billed as Cowboy songs, poetry, or stories either original or just borrowed. I found a short story about Spurs as a Wedding Ring along with four other poems just in case some of the group had trouble finding something. I passed them out and three good sports did a great job on them.  First up was Bennie's lip-syncing and dancing performance. She got the entertainment off to a good start.

Then we had a joke story from Nan..

Kathleen and Pat did an outstanding recitation of Ghost Riders with some audience participation on the Ghost Riders line.

Jimmie had an original poem that was really good.

Pat forgot the theme was western but she performed a fantastic version of Jabberwockie (I think) from memory!

Connie was up for a presentation and then.....

we even had a great musical presentation from Nancy and Connie on the by guitar!

Jean gave us the story of her family settling in Texas years ago.

And her daughter read us an original work by a family member.

Vickie found time from her hostessing duties to give us a presentation as well.

Mary was up next.

Rita was a riot!
Ladies, I apologize if I missed your name or got it wrong......I am really bad at names and I should have been taking notes but I was too busy having fun to get all the picture, names, and presentations straight. Pat Brown will definitely have it right when she posts the rally pictures. This was only my second rally and remembering names is definitely not one of my strong points although I always remember faces.
Sunday morning Vickie and Barbara put on a great Hitch-up Breakfast of breakfast burritos both chicken and vegetarian. About half the group left and the other half stuck around until the next day. In the afternoon, Tina with help from Paula and Nancy threw a birthday party for Lori. Sorry, no pictures because we were just having too much fun. It was a great rally. 

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