Thursday, November 29, 2012

Busy Resort

Our weather has been absolutely PERFECT so far this season.  Couldn't ask for better!  It's FUN to come up for patio lunch on Wednesdays.  Come alone or bring a neighbor.  Food is delicious and folks are friendly.  This week we were treated to Marilyn's famous reuben sandwiches.  Awesome.

 

 
 
The pickleball float is about ready.  Marg and her group of worker bees deserve a LOT of credit for putting this together so fast.
 
 
Friday night is a small parade around the park to show off the float before the electric light parade in the city on Saturday.  Rosemary Reese is putting out an alert to all picklers to be at the old courts and cheer for the float as it passes by.  Be outside and cheer them on all through the resort.  If your cart is decorated for Christmas, join in the parade.  Starts up at the main mailboxes at 6:30.  EVERYONE should come outside for a few minutes to cheer and applaud as our little parade passes by.  Get in the spirit!

After the big city parade, voting for the favored float is open to the public.  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make our float a winner.  Voting begins December 1 at 7 pm and ends December 2 at 7 pm.  Click on this link to vote:  VOTE FOR PALM CREEK   Put it on your calendar and don't forget to vote!! 

 
Speaking of the Christmas spirit, I spotted these two folks decorating their house in our beautiful sunshine.
 

Hey....golfers and techie folks....check out this space age golf tool.  Lawrence Magee wears this on his hat when he goes golfing.  This little gizmo called "Golf Buddy" has a GPS in it and contains the layout and location of over 40,000 golf courses.  When golfing here in the park, he steps up to the tee, presses the little round button and a voice tells him the distance to the hole.  You can do this on each shot around the course. AMAZING!!  Call Lawrence for a demonstration or more information.
 
Last night we took two big buses to see the Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo.  Over 20,000 manhours of labor go into decorating the zoo with lights for this event.  If you haven't been there yet, be sure to go.  
 
I hesitate to post any photos because folks from the camera club would chuckle at my point and shoot camera shots.  I don't use any of the fancy night time settings....I just shoot.
 
I like this shot of our neighbor, Marion, as she checks out the scenic sights.  I told her to post this one on her Facebook page for the kids back home to make them jealous.
 
A nice picnic spot.


I was disappointed to discover that this photo was all blurry.  I thought I captured the perfect shot of Pat Chater on her camel ride.  Now there's something to send the kids back home so they see what Grandma does in her quiet retirement.  If someone else gets a better photo, please send it my way.  
 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch as they say....the old pickleball courts are being switched back to tennis courts.  This is definitely not a simple repainting task.
 

The net posts must be pulled out of the concrete and then the holes get covered and ground down smooth again.
 
This is a nasty machine!  Certainly wouldn't want to run over your fingers or toes with this monster.  It grounds into the concrete like a giant sander.
 

Removing the posts isn't simple either.  It takes specialized tools to grab the post and jack it out of the concrete.
 
It is definitely a job for the experts.  Here's the sign on their truck.  
 
I grabbed a quick picture of the Computer Club folks as we adjourned from Wednesday's meeting.  President, Mike Salter, gave a presentation on Windows 8.  Next week I will present a short demo of my favorite Picasa program and talk a bit about using an ipad.  Come join us at 9:30 in the SanTan room.
 
Outdoors in the warm sunshine, I spotted some golfers enjoying a golf lesson from our golf pro, Mark Kenner.  That lovely lady over at the far right is my very special friend, Cheri Norsted.  Hi Cheri!
 

Just going for a ride around the resort is entertaining.  We spotted the landscape crew delivering some Pots of Petals to Dale and Lu Johnson at their new home on Oasis.  



Dale and Lu are the friendly folks who sell the lovely pueblo houses at the craft fairs.  Each small piece is hand crafted in pottery and hand painted by Lu.  I have quite a collection already as I have to buy one piece at each fair.

I laughed out loud when I peeked in the glass recycling bin.  Who said we don't know how to party?!  I don't see a single food jar anywhere...........just wine, beer, and booze.  Don't send this one to the kids back home.   

Shuffleboard fans are enjoying our fine weather too.

Others have hobbies that require them to be indoors.  You'll never guess who this is as he installs ANOTHER new toy to add to his flight simulator.  Boys and their toys.

Whew!  Just finished my second cup of coffee and want to go outside to enjoy that sunshine.  You all have a GREAT day!







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