The New Years Party at the clubhouse was from 9pm until after midnight with the Stage Fright Band performing.
Mary Ann and I had signed up for this event so we went down about 9:30pm, about a half hour before Mary Ann’s normal bedtime (lol). I thought it would be interesting to see if she could make it to midnight without going to sleep.
We arrived and put our “supplies” at our decorated table we had signed up for with our friends and then headed to get in line for the photo session. New Years props were on a table for each guest to select something like a hat, glasses, signs, boas, etc for their photos. It was fun seeing neighbors pick out their decorations and preen for the camera.
Friends All Around
During the night I must have greeted 30+ friends I knew from pickleball, bocce, walking, cardio class, and other activities here at Village at Deaton Creek. Spoke with a few of my neighbors also. Enjoyed meeting and talking with Clyde and his wife at our table.
The band was good. It was the kind of music we used to dance to (and still do!). I think I knew everyone on the dance floor and it was good to see them having a good time, just like we were.
Home By 12:30AM
After the big count down into 2018 and another song or two, we gathered our remaining “supplies” and headed out on the 1 mile trip back home. It was nice not having to worry about driving too far and avoiding the danger of getting out on any public roads after midnight on New Year’s.
It was a pleasant evening spent with friends. It was economical as the tickets were only $14 each. We enjoyed the band’s music and getting out on the dance floor. It was remarkable also in knowing so many people after living in our 55+ community for two years now. It’s nice also to be able to still meet new people among the 2,000 folks who live here. Overall it was very comfortable and much better than going to bed at 10pm! This activity was just another advantage of active adult living in our 55+ Del Webb community.