What we're about

Every time I go out to a meetup event I am totally surprised at how much fun we have. We laughed, saw new things, met wonderful people, had an amazing lunch and just had a spectacular day. We trekked one way streets, paid parking places, set off security alarms, ran through the rain and traffic. There was no a single part of the day that wasn't the best kind of experience.

Description

We are a diverse group of women. We’re single, married, divorced, or widowed. Some have children, grandchildren, or no children. Some of us work, some volunteer, and some are retired. We are interested in A LOT of different things but share a common interest in meeting other women to share conversation, have fun, make friends, and expand our horizons.

***I am offering ladies (the first 3 people to ask) to ride with me to any meetup I am attending for all my events. I am going anyway and I have room for 3 people in my car so anywhere I go I can bring 3 people with me :-) I will meet in a central location pick you up.

****IMPORTANT****PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP****IMPORTANT****

**A LAST NAME or INITIAL and a RECOGNIZABLE PHOTO is REQUIRED for membership. Please go to your Meetup Settings to add your last name or initial BEFORE you apply. This can only be done by YOU in Meetup Settings. It would also be nice if you would add a short bio so we can get to know you.

**Ladies Just Want to Have Fun relies on its members to suggest and host events. If there is something you want to do but don’t see it offered, you are encouraged to suggest and host an event. I like to do a lot of things, but not everything others like.
This group will use all parts of the Meetup website. Discussions, Questionnaires, texts, messages.
RSVP is very important and, especially, courteous. If you reply please show up. Life happens, but don't leave someone at a venue alone.

**While men can be your guest occasionally, membership is for women only.

Upcoming events (4+)

IT'S ON! Join me on a BIRTHDAY CRUISE! Details below!!!

Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal 1

I've talked to several people and have come up with a plan and great prices. This will be a 7 day cruise for just over $250! Much less if you have a Carnival Cruise Loyalty number. This price is about $40 per day. Imagine! You can't stay home for that much. Of course you will have to have a roommate for this price and it is an inside cabin. If you have someone you want to go with that will make everything easy.

The details for the cruise include
Start January 15: Galveston-Sailing-Cozumel-Belize-Mahogany Bay-Sailing 2 days-Galveston January 22

Other things to remember. You must have current Covid vaccinations and a negative test within 48 hours. We can meet before the cruise and get the test together :-) They require masks on the ship but they aren't really strict about it. Have one ready, though. Hand cleaning stations are everywhere.

There are other expenses on the ship that are definitely avoidable if you are careful. They include drinks - alcohol, fancy coffee, souvenirs, professional pictures, bingo games, casino, and excursions at the ports. I did get chilly so bring a pair of pants and a light jacket on the boat!

Food is AMAZING and fun. Tea, coffee, juice and ice cream is free. Eating never stops. I had pizza after midnight! Barbecue, seafood, hibachi, gourmet hamburgers, pizza 24 hours a day, desserts, fresh fruit, all this is free! But they only have Pepsi :-( Ice Water is free if you don't mind it in a glass, not a bottle.

Port 1: Cozumel is the first port stop. I've reserved a great excursion for our group. And as with any of the group activities, you do not have to go with me. This tour is recommended by a travel agent that has worked with this company and been on the tours in the past. Our excursion is not going to focus on snorkeling. We will decide what we want to do all day.
The link for this Cozumel excursion is:
https://cozumelcruiseexcursions.net/cozumel-dune-buggy-tour.html

This excursion in Cozumel is an all day dune buggy tour. We can have 4 people in each buggy and the guide will either take his own buggy or join in with one of ours. The places we will go will be totally up to us. When you book your tour be sure to include my name (Susan Franklin) in the description comment section. I set the time for 10:30am so we will have time to find our way off the ship and the meeting location.
The basic description is :
CREATE YOUR OWN DUNE BUGGY TOUR IN COZUMEL
Since this is a small jeep tour, your able to customize the tour the way you like, and nothing is set in stone. Here are a few examples of things you may include.
San Gervasio Mayan Ruins, El Cedral (Small Mayan Village with small ruins), Small Town of San Miguel, Cozumel Beach Clubs, Wave Runners, Punta Sur Park, Tequila Tour, Dolphin Swim, If you have suggestions, Let Us know!
ADULTS $74 there is a small deposit on the link above. When we get to the meeting location, the remainder of the cost will be payable in cash. Let me know if you plan to join me, or if you don't want to do this excursion, so I can adjust the reservation number.

Port 2
Belize Excursion is Cave Tubing through Butts Up Cave Tubing. I do have reservations for 10. We will pay at the reservation meeting area.
***Let me know if you are joining me so I can add or reduce the number.***
This trip Includes private van transportation, cave and river tubing, Alton Ha Mayan Ruins, beach time, drinks and lunch. No advance payment is needed. The cost for this all inclusive excursion is $95 per person. We pay cash only no credit cards or debit cards when we get to the meeting location in Belize.
This is a special trip and includes both the Alton Ha Mayan Ruins and the cave tubing experience. With this tubing trip, you don't have to carry your tubes! For details go to https://cave-tubing.com Butts Up Cave Tubing is a well known excursion and was recommended to me by one of our group. It also has many great reviews.

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Port 3:
Roatan Excursion Wednesday January 19 link
https://discoverroatan.net/product/little-french-key-full-island-package/
This excursion will have everything you have dreamed of in a Caribbean tour. Private transportation, beach time, snuggle with sloths, horseback riding, lunch, drinks, water equipment. And it is all included in the total price. When you book this excursion through the link, let Michael know you are with my group. He has made special arrangements with the tour company to cater to us!

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Keep looking here in this description area for all updates. I will be adding things here as they come up.

Galentine Celebration Tea Party

Proper Rose Garden Tea Room

Hey guys, Proper Rose Garden here! Its been a wonderful year, and we wanted share a party idea! Let’s start a new tradition with a Galentine Tea Party. We don’t have all the details but keep the date on your calendar.
I’ll let Proper Rose Tea Garden know how many to expect so sign up and keep posted for the details. What do you think of a “pink elephant” gift exchange?

Rosenberg Cast Theater Presents "THE SWEET DELILAH SWIM CLUB"

Cast Theatrical Company

Please purchase your tickets now. This link will allow you to purchase individual tickets for this show as well as any others you may be interested in. Only RSVP when you have your ticket for this performance.
https://casttheatrical.com/show-tickets

Meet before the show at 1:00 pm for a excellent brunch/lunch at Old Railroad Cafe. Selections include hot sandwiches, wraps, salads, omelets, shrimp and grits, desserts, wine, cocktails, beer. Quaint, historical building next door to the theater.

The Railroad Cafe is small and does not take reservations so it is first come first serve. We have been lucky getting to put together several tables so we can all sit together but this may not be the case next time. If we could all get to the restaurant as near or before 1 pm we will have a good or better chance to sit together.

SUMMARY
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The story spans 33 years in the lives of Sheree (the spunky team captain), Dinah (the career dynamo), Lexie (the woman always in search of youth and love), Vernadette (the self deprecating teacher) and Jeri Neal (the ditzy ray of sunshine). These women prove the enduring power of “teamwork” through all of life’s challenges. Poignant and funny, this is a comedy about friendships that last forever.

Cast Theater is a small theater, almost every seat is a good seat. Before the show, you can shop the antique store just downstairs. Walk up the curved staircases to the lobby of the theater, or ride the hand pulled elevator used years ago to raise the Model T car to the second floor. This is an experience you won't want to miss!

Please purchase your tickets now. This link will allow you to purchase individual tickets for this show as well as any others you may be interested in. Only RSVP when you have your ticket for this performance.
https://casttheatrical.com/show-tickets

Rosenberg Cast Theater Presents "ENCHANTED APRIL"

Cast Theatrical Company

Please purchase your tickets now. This link will allow you to purchase individual tickets for this show as well as any others you may be interested in. Only RSVP when you have your ticket for this performance.
https://casttheatrical.com/show-tickets or you can call the theater at[masked]

Meet before the show at 1:00 pm for a excellent brunch/lunch at Old Railroad Cafe. Selections include hot sandwiches, wraps, salads, omelets, shrimp and grits, desserts, wine, cocktails, beer. Quaint, historical building next door to the theater.

The Railroad Cafe is small and does not take reservations so it is first come first serve. We have been lucky getting to put together several tables so we can all sit together but this may not be the case next time. If we could all get to the restaurant as near or before 1 pm we will have a good or better chance to sit together.

SUMMARY
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their

bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women, a young socialite and a widowed

London matron, to share the cost and experience. With the help of the Italian housekeeper and the

artist who owns the estate, they find friendship and restoration. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again-rediscovering themselves in ways that they could never have expected. The Hartford News describes this as: “The kind of play that reminds you why you love theatre.”

Cast Theater is a small theater, almost every seat is a good seat. Before the show, you can shop the antique store just downstairs. Walk up the curved staircases to the lobby of the theater, or ride the hand pulled elevator used years ago to raise the Model T car to the second floor. This is an experience you won't want to miss!

Please purchase your tickets now. This link will allow you to purchase individual tickets for this show as well as any others you may be interested in. Only RSVP when you have your ticket for this performance.
https://casttheatrical.com/show-tickets

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