Views of the Neighborhood – Rhythm and Reels

The Lakeway Parks and Recreation people have set up a great summer program called Rhythm and Reels. For the next three Fridays, starting at 7 PM, there will be food, treats, and games for the community’s enjoyment. Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Spike Ball, Can Jam, Ladder Ball, and much more. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and pick a spot to lounge. Then enjoy the games. There will be burgers, fries, and ice cream too. In addition, a full feature film will be shown starting at 8:30. What is nice we are all invited too. Even though the event was held on Friday, the staff agreed it would be okay for all of us to visit using the time warp feature of the bus.

 

P.Terry's sign

The event features food from P. Terry’s of Austin. We have burgers and fries on the menu.

 

Dessert from IceCream2U

Picture of the band

Our entertainment will beΒ The Lost Pines.Β Austin’s premier bluegrass and classic country band who joins us as a trio.

The movie is The Sandlot. In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team.

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s get on the bus and take a time warp back to last Friday.

Views of the neighborhood

The event announced downtown Lakeway.

There’s the food truck. Place your order

The bandstand and screen for the movie.

My kind of pop-up Persian rugs and all.

Safe lawn darts.

A field of corn hole games.

Kan Jam disk for a Kan Jam game.

Giant Jenga for the steady hands.

Spoon and egg game.

Ice cream would go well with the 92-degree heat.

A big ole bounce house and the drink station.

It looks like the trio is tuning up to play, so we better grab our lawn chairs and settle back for a night of entertainment. Enjoy the food, music, and movie. I hope you all have a terrific week.

A video of the full band playing their original Maybalee.

 

86 comments

  1. What fun!! People must have had a wonderful time.

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    1. They did. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  2. It’s nice to see these events resuming in your community. Looks like fun! Happy Father’s Day, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. You are the first to wish a happy father’s day.😁

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun. I still like The Sandlot. The band is good! Happy Father’s Day, John.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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  4. I had a great time and the movie was perfect for setting! My first attempt at a bouncy house too – hope no one saw me!

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    1. I have a video but we can discuss that at a later time. 🀣

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  5. Love how active and family-oriented your community is, John. Always something cool going on. Happy Father’s Day!

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    1. Yes the Parks and Rec folks do an outstanding job for the community. Thank you for the father day’s wish, Lori. 😁

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  6. When I read ‘rhythm and reels,’ I thought you’d been back to Port A for a fishing tournament! It looks like a great time, especially for the kids (of all ages).

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    1. Yes indeed. Does sound a little like Port A doesn’t it? Thanks, Linda.

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  7. Ah, lawn darts. Not as much fun as the old days when you had to put your life on the line. How did the originals ever get passed for a kid game?

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    1. Who knows how the original darts hit the market. I can’t imagine.

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  8. That must have been a fun evening, John. Thanks for enduring the heat to snag us some photos, sound and burgers, I must say, I remember when lawn darts (Jarts) were not at all safe.

    I hope you’re staying cool.

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    1. I remember those Jarts as well. They were fun until they landed on a foot.

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  9. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: your Parks and Recreation people are amazing! Just fantastic! We have plenty of parks in this area, but I’ve never seen any of them set up so many cool and fun things and special events as Lakeway Parks & Recreation does! Thanks so much for sharing. Brightened a gloomy Sunday morning here in Florida. 😊

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    1. I’m glad to bring a little light into the gloom, Marcia. Thanks for letting me know you liked it.

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  10. Nothing better than a pop up tent with a Persian rug rolled out for your lazing pleasure . . and when you add in some good grub and tunes? Win meeting win is what that is.

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    1. You can say that again. Win meeting for sure, Pilgrim. 😊

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  11. OOh, looks like a lot of fun! What a great time.
    Now, I want to go play lawn darts πŸ™‚

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    1. Fun time, Mae. Thank you. 😊

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  12. Great fun! How can The Sandlot be 25 years old? I love Bluegrass music. First date with hubby was a bluegrass festival in the hills of Pennsylvania. Looking forward to next week’s neighborhood view, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Always looking for new stuff. 😊

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      1. And you always find it! You’re welcome, John.

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  13. Looks like a fun filled evening. Have you still got a time bus handy that does Atlantic crossings?
    Hugs

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    1. Yes we can reach you but my fear is we won’t be able to read the street signs. 😁

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  14. Catchy title but I thought there would be fishing reels involved. Guess that would have been something at Port A. Looks like a fun way to people out in the fresh air for simple things. I liked the tent with Persian rugs! That is style! Cheers and happy Father’s Day!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. A fun event for sure. Thanks for stopping. 😁

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  15. That’s a great idea! Love the music, John.

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    1. Thank you, Becky.

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      1. You’re so welcome, John!

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  16. Gotta love local entertainment like this — and it seems like every community in the world has something to offer. Good to see events like this coming back. Happy Father’s Day, John!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😁

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  17. Sounds like a great event. Love that movie.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. It was neat.

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  18. The party seems to be great, dear John! I hope you will enjoy the life after these months of lockdown. It is +31C-+35C in Moscow. It’s a real Hell! The summer is attacking! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a great party, Maria. My goodness summer has hit you with a vengeance. I hope you are able to find a way to stay cool. We have daytime highs in the 35 degree C range too. It can be murder after a while. Soon it will be in the 38’s. Thank you for the lovely comment. 🌹🧊 (The ice cube is to keep you cool)

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      1. We will survive, dear John! No heat will strike us! Thank you for the support! πŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠβ˜”β˜”β˜”πŸΉπŸ€

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      2. πŸ¦πŸ¨πŸ§πŸ™

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      3. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ¨πŸ§πŸ΅

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      4. 🌹🍰

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  19. Looks like a great time, John!

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    1. It was. 😊

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  20. petespringerauthor · ·

    Great movie! We played a lot of ball in my neighborhood growing up. Looks like it was a great day.

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    1. Thank you, Pete.

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  21. It is so nice that your area is getting back to normal after the pandemic and having social gatherings again, John.

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    1. I have to agree. I liked seeing some degree of normal. Thank you, Robbie. 😁

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  22. What good clean fun that was!!! A bit hot, though, John … do you think that next weekend you could request temps in the 70s instead of the 90s … asthma, y’know! Loved the atmosphere … just people out to have a bit of fun … we need more of this!

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    1. I will put in the request, Jill. of course Mother Nature does not pay attention to my requests. I also have asthma so I understand the need for cool. 😊

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      1. Hah! Mother Nature has been completely disregarding my requests, too! It’s interesting, but many years ago I was sent to Las Vegas for a business convention. The temperatures were near 100Β°, but I did not have trouble breathing, for there was no humidity. Here, the humidity ranges between 45% and 90% on the average summer day and makes breathing a real chore, even inside with the a/c running.

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      2. I have meds that keep me going.

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      3. As do I, but lately I notice they don’t help nearly as much as they used to. I must be getting old! πŸ‘΅

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      4. You might need a stronger formula. I just moved up on the daily inhaler.

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  23. Oh, and tell GP that I saw him flailing around in the bouncy house with arms and legs akimbo and that the laughter he heard … wasn’t me!

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    1. Hahahaha. I’ll let hm know for sure. 😊

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  24. Looks like tons of fun. Great to see folks getting together again.

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    1. Yes it is Darlene. Thank you.

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  25. What a fantastic community you live in, John. I know I’ve said it before but man… And c’mon, Persian rugs under a tent? Lemme hitch a ride, I’m-a coming! Wonderful music as well.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Great to have you along. 😁

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      1. I always love your views!

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      2. I love showing them too.

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      3. Lucky us!!

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      4. 😊

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  26. What fun! I see your community takes care of itself well! I love to play cornhole – not good at it though!

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    1. The nice thing is you do not have to be good. Thanks, Noelle.

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  27. What fun! Love the music!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  28. Your P&R dept is really on the ball – they offer so many fun activities.

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    1. They do for sure, Teri. Thanks

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  29. Your community is awesome, John! I love corn hole and The Lost Pines are great. What fun and hope you had a nice Father’s Day.

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    1. Thank you Lauren. I had a great day

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  30. It looks like it was going to be so much fun! Thanks for the tour, John.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  31. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Your community knows how to have fun! Looks delightful. Thanks for sharing! 😊

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    1. It does, Gwen. Thank you 😁

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  32. You live in a great community, John. They always have something on the go. ‘Safe Lawn darts’ . . . probably a good idea, as ! remember playing in unsafe ways with the old spear head kind.

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    1. Those were dangerous for sure.

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