Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of RHS Shop in Old Mesilla

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico took a little road trip to Old Mesilla near Las Cruces, New Mexico to engage in the RHS official sport of shopping and then dining at Peppers Restaurant (attached to the Double Eagle Restaurant). As always, the food was delicious, but the service quite slow. In fact, it took so long to get our food that we actually did not have dessert (a very unRed Hat thing to do).

Two girls birthdays were celebrated with our official kazoo serenade of "Happy Birthday" which got off to a slightly out of tune rendition as led by Queen Ladybird (not one of her better efforts) but this created quite a bit of laughter. It so happened that a friend from Alamogordo was at the next table and she took a couple of pictures of our joyous response with her IPhone. The birthday celebrants were Darla Shelley and Jean Courtier.

A number of purchases were made including a wonderful embroidered, red Mexican style dress that Queen Ladybird purchased for next year's RHS convention in San Antonio, Texas taking place the last week of August, 2016. August is her birthday month, thus the purchase of a red rather than purple dress ( a reversal of colors).

Trudy, showing off her motorized tricycle

L to R: Darla, Dorothy E. and Lu in a FUN discussion
Oops! They decided they wanted a more proper photograph. We aim to please!
L to R: Alice, Margie and Gail ready to shop til they drop
Vice Queen Donna ready with her shopping bag
One of our birthday girls, Jean
The shopping mostly done, it is time to dine with Alice and Margie
Trudy and Gail in this lovely setting at Peppers
Actually, Darla's birthday was last month but she couldn't come so we celebrated today
Jean looking especially jovial and that cute Ms. Lu
Dorothy has much to celebrate with this margarita. Her son finally got his kidney transplant. Hurrah!!
VQ Donna looking like the cat that swallowed the canary. One never knows what she's up to!
Queen Ladybird aka Carla K. with VQ Donna. I forgot who was kind enough to take this picture and I wasn't even drinking margaritas or anything else but ice tea
Random table shot (still waiting on food!)
We had just finished serenading Darla and Jean with our kazoos with an unusual rendition of "Happy Birthday" when friend from Alamogordo, Ann Bagby, snapped this photo
Trudy on her tricycle and Gail and VQ Donna perched on this wall waiting for shoppers to finish up
Darla and Alice patiently waiting for the rest
A grand time was had by all and although we discussed stopping somewhere on the way home for dessert, everyone was so pleasantly tired by this time, we decided to save those calories for another day.

This is all I have to say for now.

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