Once again folks said that attendance was down, especially the number of RV's but the fiddle contest events were well attended with an appreciative crowd. There was parking lot picking around campfires into the night and jamming in the nooks and crannies of the clubhouse.
The sisters (I've forgotten their names) played and sang together like only sisters can. Jim Dixon and Susie Pangle play along.
This contest began after lunch each day of the weekend. There were the usual categories according to age. Dave was in the Senior division. After the first day of the contest, awards were given. The first three places in each division were asked back for a championship contest the next day. All others who placed were invited to play in a runner up division. Dave took third place in the Seniors and got a trophy.
Dave played really well in each of his rounds but the competition was exceptional. The second place in the championship was won by a contestant from Dave's division.
We found time to hike around the desert golf course and spotted some interesting birds. I noticed a wash just east of the golf club and went bird spotting. Here are the birds I saw. Some were new birds for me.
Black tailed gnatcatcher
Brown crested flycatcher
Red faced warbler
Great horned owl
Along the wash I could see tracks of javelina, cattle, rabbits, and coyotes.
It was another fun weekend in the desert. We will see most of our friends next weekend at Safford, Arizona for another fiddle contest.