Thursday, November 25, 2010



The season is in full swing and I’m having a wonderful time enjoying all the activities I can possibly cram into a day.  Don and I been full time residents here at Palm Creek for the last five years but I have always been working somewhere so couldn’t participate in all the fun stuff the park has to offer.  I officially retired last spring so this is my first season to be FREE to play all day every day and its GREAT! 

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This blog was designed to be a communication tool  to keep you informed of what’s happening here in sunny HOT Arizona while you are away.  Now that you are all here, I’m going to back off on updates so won’t be writing as frequently as before.  There’s just too much other fun “stuff” to do.  


The Computer Club meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the SanTan room.  Come join us for some very informative presentations.  It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced computer user, there is always something new to learn.  See our minutes and agendas at:

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Don’t forget about the great updates on the official Palm Creek website:  Click on the box on the right side that says “schedule of events” to get to all the calendars! 


Several of the Palm Creek clubs are creating their own blogs now so keep in touch!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome Back Party

What a perfect weather day for the annual Welcome Back Party!!  I spent most of the event greeting guests and residents at our Computer Club booth.  We’re happy to have Mike Salter join our group as he is a retired teacher with 33 years of instruction behind him in the computer world.  Mike gave an entertaining and very informative talk on “Computer HealthCare” at our last meeting and showed everyone how to defrag and do a maintenance check on their computer.  We have lots of other topics coming up so if you need some computer help or are interested in classes, I hope you can join us at the club meetings on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. in the SanTan Room.

I must also take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by and commented on my Palm Creek Update blog.  It was very gratifying to hear that the blog brings joy to so many readers all across the United States and Canada.  The blog has been a very rewarding hobby for me.  I was thinking about hibernating it for the season since I thought most of the readers were here now and would be witnessing the activities first hand but they tell me they still log on daily or weekly to see if there is anything they’ve missed.  PLUS their families back home still wanted to read about happenings here while Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa are away for the winter.  Hmmmm….I guess that means my camera and computer don’t get a vacation.  The counter on the blog page still shows that I get between 700-900 hits every week!

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Thank you to Mike Salter and Montez Beard for spelling me at our table.  That gave me time to walk around to visit other booths, get my free hot dog and ice cream, sign up with the Eegees guys for a free dinner on my birthday, AND visit the turtle on wheels.  He was really enjoying the fresh green grass! 

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We were located directly across from the “Pots of Petals” booth and it was exciting to see all the activity there.  I hope everyone will participate in the program to help beautify our park.  I’m also looking forward to the hanging basket program.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a hanging basket of flowers on every palm tree!

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Hope to see ALL of you at our next Computer Club meeting.

Wednesday, November 17

9:30 a.m. in the SanTan Room

Friday, November 05, 2010

That time of year

It’s that time of year when the palm trees get their annual holiday glow of lights.  I watched these gents at work this morning stringing lights on the tall trees near the club house.  The man up the tree wraps the string around the trunk while the guy down below walks around and around and around.    It was fun to watch.

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I also noticed the potted plants on display in front of “palm park” across from the club house.  I hear that we’re going to have a “lease a pot of flowers” program this season.  Details haven’t been announced yet but the pots look great and there are a lot of them waiting to be filled.  Full details will be announced and on display at the Welcome Back Party on November 14.  Be sure to mark your calendars for 11:30 to 1:30 on that Sunday.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  You can browse from one table to the next to hear about all the fun events and activities Palm Creek has to offer.  Stop by to visit me.  I’ll be at the Computer Club table.

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We have a new club/program starting in Activities this season.  Now in addition to the regular computer club, someone is starting up a users group specifically for Macintosh/Apple.  The group will be meeting on Thursdays at 1:00 in the Sonoran Room.  If you have an Apple computer, you may want to join them. 

See you at the Welcome Back party!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Kent and Leslie Evans at Site 1769 saw an unusual site as they gazed from their patio over the golf course lake this week.  What is that floating out in the lake?  Shark?  Turtle?  Nope.  It’s a frogman!  When an underwater pump is broken, you must call in the experts to do the repair and “git ‘er done” as Larry the Cable Guy would say.  Thank you, Kent, for sharing your photos. 

Add items like this to the long list of expensive repairs and upkeep that it takes to keep our resort as beautiful as it is. 

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“The Season” seems to be kicking into high gear quite early this year as folks are returning in droves!  Once they’ve arrived and get unpacked, they’re ready for action so quite a few of the clubs and activities are starting already.  We attended the first meetings of the Photo Club and the Computer Club this week and it sounds like both groups are looking forward to great adventures.

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  The first Photo Club meeting of the year had a bigger attendance than anticipated.  Folks are present and ready for action this season.



To follow the happenings at computer club, be sure to log into their club blog site.  There you’ll read about the meeting minutes and topics of future events.

Speaking of websites, don’t forget to check out the official Palm Creek website and read all the information posted there.  The Activities Calendar, Events Calendar, and Athletic Calendar, plus much more!

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