Monday, September 19, 2011

End of Summer

I am just amazed at how often this cactus in front of 1703 has bloomed this year.  Two more blossoms popped out overnight for viewing this morning and I’ll never tire of photographing them.

jacobson blog

jacobson blog

Speaking of flowers and plants…………I was over visiting with Lou Schurr this morning and spotted this unusual palm tree.  It is called a ponytail palm.  It has real long curly leaves….awesome!

Lou blog

We spotted a little “WHOOPS” as we were out on our rounds this morning.  I haven’t heard the details of who, when, or how…..but it will add to the never ending list of repairs.

blog  Ouch!!


I’m guessing that there had to be damage to whatever vehicle turned too short on that corner!

Speaking of EXPENSIVE repairs……………we were certainly sad to hear that Well #2 on the Palm Creek property will need very extensive repair.  They have to pull up all the pipe (600-800) feet to fix the problem.  There’s not enough room over at the well station so they’ve had to knock out a wall to get the big machinery in there.  Then the pipe will have to be moved over to the softball parking area to be descaled, and then moved back again.  Mr. Dawson certainly hopes it can be repaired quickly as it is sorely needed for reseeding the golf course.  (this station is located in the corner lot between 416 and 417)  I’ll try to get more photos as work progresses.

well blog

well blog

There are lots of new park models and village homes moving in these days.  We happened to be present when the first half of 1328 was being parked.  Thought you might enjoy a series of photos as it was moved into place.  It’s amazing to watch as these drivers have to be extremely precise.  Not much room to maneuver.  He even had to pull in his rearview mirrors to make it past a palm tree.  Fun to watch…..and I highly compliment their skills. 

Two days later the whole street is completed with new homes.


Our weather is finally taming down.  We still hit low triple digits almost daily, but the evenings and mornings are lovely in the 70s or 80s.  What a relief!!  I heard from some friends in Minnesota and Wisconsin who said they’ve already had their first frost so our park will be filling up soon as folks head for warmer climates….before the snows start to fall.  We don’t see many rigs yet, but we can see more activity at the park model homes as people return and start to clean up the dirt and dust that is waiting for them.  Mr. Maldonado is busy!


If you want phone numbers for power wash services or maid cleaning services, let me know and I can forward the phone numbers for you……or you can look at the vendor listing on the Palm Creek website.  I’ll post some links here to help you surf your way.

Palm Creek Resort General site for the resort

Palm Creek Rules & Regulations (listed under ‘community’ at the bottom of the front page)

Approved Vendor Listing (alphabetical list of approved vendors) Get a printed list sorted by category from Activities.

Calendars of Events, Activities, and Sports (three separate calendars to show all the events & activities during season)

Palm Creek Newsletters & Ad Corner (check here at the beginning of each month for the current news)

2011-2012 Events (the summer 2011 newsletter lists events for upcoming season) You can use a page from this pdf document to order your tickets.

Park Models for Sale click on one of the three categories listed to see ‘new’ homes or ‘resale’ homes in pet or non-pet areas

To navigate through the list of homes and read about each one, click on the ‘pause’ button ll (two vertical lines at bottom of photos). When you move your mouse cursor over the photo, a description of the unit will appear. To resume or move to the next home, click the arrow button to continue play.

City Website - Casa Grande

Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce


Palm Creek Golf – You will soon be able to book tee times on line. Watch for the announcement.

Dave White Municipal Golf Course

Robson Ranch Golf

Mission Royale Golf

Grande Valley Golf


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:43 PM

    brinkka2011 says: My wife will get angry if she hears this.


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