This afternoon Guava Garden Apartments is having a Potluck Party. I'm bringing some chicken from the nearby El Pollo Loco. Guava Gardens is offering hamburgers and hotdogs prepared on the BBQ located next to the swimming pool.
Although there are 81 tenants at Guava Gardens, only 25 tenants have signed up for the Potluck. I don't know why so few tenants are coming? But I suspect that many older people shrink from social contact as they age. This "shrinking from social contact" is not something that I subscribe to. I make social contact everywhere that I go.
During my several years living in Mexico, I took on one of Mexico's very popular cultural customs. That is the custom of "chatting". In Mexico, it's called "platicando". Very often when people in Mexico meet up on the street, they will chat for a long time. Maybe a half hour or more! Here at Guava Gardens there are several people from Latin America. And they all chat. And I chat with them. I love that!
Biking for errands
Whenever I go out on an errand, I have to decide how to go. Walking? Biking? The Honda Fit? Most often I choose to bike on my very cool, Prodeco Electric Bike [link].
Everywhere that I bike I receive compliments from passers by who very much like the "look" of my Prodeco. I have to admit, I love my Prodeco too. But not only for its looks. My Prodeco is sooooo easy to drive. It only has two controls. Brakes to stop. And a handle bar mounted twist accelerator to go. Of course the bike has standard pedals and an 8-speed twist shifter.
For me, it's almost impossible to stop using the electric motor! Whizzing along at almost 20 miles per hour is very seductive!