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July 24, 2018

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July 24, 2018

So, I started this post on July 24 while flying to Orlando for the Zumba Convention.

Then I got off the plane and got swept up in the whirling dervish that is the Zumba Convention.

So now I'm back at the airport heading home on July 29, and going to attempt to catch up on July which mostly consisted of Eagle Lake and the Convention.

So actually, I didn't work on this at the airport. Today is August 11. I'll leave this July post up for a bit and try not to be too late getting around to August.

Ahem. Eagle Lake. We got our campsite by the water again and the above is the view from our campsite. Yes, it was in a tent again. It was fabulous! This convinced Lisa (George not so much) to camp at these sites next year. They'll be roughing it with no full hookups!

Now that I'm looking at my pictures, I actually posted the gist of the trip on Instagram (click here), so you can check out pics there. And/or all 287 of them on DROPBOX (contact me for password).

Here's a cute one. You know how the Straka Family Vacation Curse always rears it's ugly head? I held my breath until we got home BUT, NOTHING HAPPENED. Could it be that the vacation curse is finally broken?

Eagle Lake 2018

Bocce season kicked off on the 19th and we won all three matches and were in FIRST PLACE for the first time ever! Probably the last time, too.

Bocce 2018

Amanda Villarreal had her bridal shower. Finally marrying Diego after eleven years together. AND, his name is Diego Rivera!

Amanda's Bridal Shower

We had a St. Joseph's Reunion up in Napa. Went to the Silverado Winery, then to Sue's house for some eats. WHOA! Actually, this happened on June 16 and I forgot to post about it! I'll finish July and post the St. Joseph's reunions later, together. We've seen each other again. Unfortunately, at a funeral.

This brings me to the Zumba Convention.

Zumba Convention 2018

I get there on Tuesday, the other girls arrive on Wednesday. We run into Beto right away.

Zumba Convention 2018 Beto Perez

We see old friends. Good old Wally.

Zumba Convention 2018

We meet new friends.

Zumba Convention 2018

Danced in all our sessions. Danced until all hours at the bar after party. Beto, too. I'll upload all of my pictures to Dropbox.

Zumba Convention 2018

Then...tun, tun, tun. I fell.

Sweet Zelia realized I was missing for too long. She came and found me getting ready to be taken away in the ambulance and without hesitation, jumped in with me. She kept me company, held my hand, comforted me, got a Lyft to take us back to the hotel, AND, because we got back at 5:00 am, missed our morning sessions. I owe this girl EVERYTHING!

Of course I didn't tell my Little Honey Bunch until later the next day when I was on my way home. I didn't need to worry him unnecessarily. So the conversation went like this.


I guess we/I didn't quite shake the Straka Family Vacation Curse.

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