Saturday, August 27, 2016

Airfield and luncheon

There's been activity out at the remote control airplane field recently.  Looks like they're rolling out the magic carpet for the planes to have a nice air strip.

The ballfield looks sad and forgotten during summer but it won't be long before it's vibrant green and active again.

The sails over the activity pool are being adjusted.  We hear controversy among residents about the sails but there are definitely two sides to the story.  Some don't want the sails but others definitely appreciate being able to stay out of the direct sun while swimming.  It's impossible to please everyone but we do have three pools to choose from so life is still good.

That new Champion home should be ready for viewing soon.  I'm anxious to get inside to see the new features.

We had a nice luncheon party in the ballroom this week.  It included a variety of sub sandwiches from Jimmy Johns, coleslaw, chips, and even cherry pie with ice cream.  

Donna Cox has put her painting skills to work and created a backyard fairy garden masterpiece from a recycled old waterfall.  Good work, Donna!  That's a recycle gold star!


Have you ever been accused of being forgetful or getting old??

Monday, August 22, 2016


Looking for a place to get a nice haircut that is close to Palm Creek?  Try Tina Heward at Cypress Point just a block or two from the park down McMurray.  Appointments can be made Monday through Friday.  

Some of you may know the previous Shear Elegance run by Mary.  Mary has retired and Tina bought the shop.  Tina has completely renovated the salon and installed new chairs and equipment.  Easy walking or biking distance from the resort.

It was another "out to lunch bunch" today so our Mahjong group headed to the Creative Cafe.  We've given Bonnie Koons the grand title of "Red Dragon" since she was so kind and helpful introducing a bunch of us to the game.  Now she sports a pair of earrings as our gift.

We all sport our new Mahjong earrings.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A little more dust

A little more dust won't hurt us.  Winds were only gusting to 25 mph so it wasn't bad.  Just a typical monsoon day.  It looks much bigger when Phoenix shows it from the air.

Here's what it was from my kitchen window.  You can tell by the trees it was quite gusty.

Weatherbug shows all the green area as dust.

We had a few drops of rain -- just enough to give us a pretty rainbow and then we had clear sky again.  Monsoon storms never last longer than a few minutes as they "blow" through the area.

Forecast for the week looks pretty good.  Nothing over 110 which is a good thing!

Storm or no storm, we stay indoors and have FUN.  Today we celebrated Lillie Corbitt's birthday.  Lillie's birthday was in April but it's never too late to have a party.

We have a new game now.  It's Mahjong with cards instead of the regular tiles.  Thought we'd give it a try.

Tonight was Omaha.  Just one table of 8 players but we had a great time.  Say hello to John Mizer.  He and his wife Suzanne are just moving into a new house at 1981 and will be year-round residents.  The sales office has been very busy this summer.


Friday, August 19, 2016

More Maintenance Chores

Contractors and landscape crews work constantly around here.  You can almost always see Clint on a lawn mower.

The yards along Cole Circle have had a recent trimming.  The trees and shrubs have really grown a lot this past year so their new "haircut" looks nice.

Marcos and Faustino were hard at work replacing sod in the dog runs to keep the grass fresh and green for the Palm Creek pups.

APS is changing out some of the electrical boxes......or something.  Don tried to explain it to me but I'll just summarize and say "they're fixing things".  It meant that our block was without power for a few minutes today.

I think this is about the last empty lot along the golf course.  It won't be empty long as I see them digging today.

We happened to be near the north gate to watch another house entering.

It's going in over here at site 1959.

Congratulations to Kevin and Kathy Root.  Your new house has arrived.
John Blount has been on duty to watch every one of the new homes arrive.  


My Favorite!!!

Newsy Note from our General Manager

This message went out in an email blast yesterday.  Hope everyone received it okay.  If you didn't get the email, contact the front office and ask to have your name added to the email list.

Palm Creek Residents,

Projects around the resort are moving along. We are getting ready for a great year at Palm Creek. Trimming it up and making it green for you all.

The shade sails at the new pool will be raised next week which should make the Volleyball folks happy.

Concrete repairs have been done to the main pool deck and we will be repainting the cool deck area in September as the temperature drops.

The Pottery Club has 2 new kilns. Installation will begin this week. Also new paint on the walls.

The Stain Glass room has new paint on the walls and will be getting new cabinets in the next two weeks.

Fernando and his crew will be laying down a new runway for the RC Flyers in a couple weeks.

The maintenance crews are working hard to assure you a comfortable stay at Palm Creek.

Note for our guests:

I recently received numerous emails from our Canadian guests requesting we broadcast some Canadian based TV channels. We requested information from our contracted service provider on this. Unfortunately network contracting, FCC regulations and legalities prohibit them from re-broadcasting international signals from Canada at this time. Palm Creek will look at expanded coverage again in the future if the situation changes.

Our Sales team are here to help you with your future purchases. Take advantage of the Home Deals and Specials.

Don’t forget! Event tickets are on sale and going fast! We have a great group of events this winter season. The Activities Office opens October 17th for residents to pick up their tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Kevin Flynn
General Manager