Friday, March 23, 2018

Parrotdise Indeed

What a BEAUTIFUL day for a party!!!
Good food.  Plenty of drinks. Good music and lots of dancing.
It looks like a GREAT  time was had by all.

Never dreamed that retirement could be this much fun!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bistro Pizza and Sandwiches

We got permission to enter the new kitchen at the Bistro and find out how the new system works.  Very nice!!  Most pleasant staff too.  Very friendly and seem to enjoy their work.

Enter your order at the front desk.

Mike and Merrill are there to help you.

They enter every item into the system and it prints out in detail back in the kitchen.

The slips are then taken to each station.

Pizza is custom made to your order.

I took some nice videos but am having GREAT difficulty getting them to upload to You Tube.
Try clicking on this link.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Celebrate the Life of Ed Brown

Mary Ann will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Ed Brown on Saturday, March 24th, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the SanTan Room. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Friends and neighbors are cordially welcome. Ed worked in the pro shop for several years, and was always there to help his wife Mary Ann with Activities Dept whatever the chore. Ed also worked at various jobs in the park including guard at back gate. Ed also loved to play Pickleball when he wasn’t working or helping his wife with those special chores that had to be done. Ed always had a smile for anyone he met.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Quilters and Sewers Luau Luncheon

I'm always complimenting the "sisterhood" of members in the Quilting and Sewing group.  Today their president, June Griepp, invited me to their monthly luncheon and surprise fashion show.

June Griepp

Table decorations and leis abound.

Yummy food catered from The Big House.

Next on the agenda was a fashion show narrated by two special ladies.

Special designs, hats, and accessories were custom made and modeled by the Hottest Hatters in Hawaii.

It was certainly a colorful event.  Many laughed till we cried.
What a FUN afternoon.

Wonder Woman Tournament

Thank you to Barb Poole and Gloria Mason for their hard work at conducting the Tuesday night women's Texas Hold'em poker games.

They came up with some creative ideas for fun evenings at the poker tables.  Tuesday night was the end of season "Wonder Woman" tournament where the winner got to don the golden crown and go home with a pocket full of cash.

First place went to Carol Wall, second was Nancy Flader, third is Lea Young

A group of men were recruited to be dealers for the night.  All were dressed in dress shirts, sleeve garters, green visors, and bow ties.  Aren't they a handsome lot!

Intense competition.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


The tennis club is really an active social group.  They raised almost $3000 for the cancer weekend.

Photo submitted by President, Glenn Carter

The Casa Grande RC club is welcoming visitors to their big show this weekend.  All of the equipment from our airfield was donated to this new group.

Here's a typical early morning for me.  Online newspaper, fresh hot coffee, and a furry cat to keep me company.

OMG!  Don ordered a 24 oz. prime rib at the Black Angus this week.  I think he was a carnivore in his earlier life.

Yes.....he ate the whole thing including the baked potato and a salad.

Have you stopped by the ponds lately?  The koi and catfish are definitely growing.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Hot Air Balloon Rides & QOV

John Ross wants to send a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the balloon glow.

My sincere thanks to the incredibly generous folks in our park that participated in our Cancer Awareness Center Balloon Glow earlier this month.  Thanks to their participation, we tethered 68 people that Friday night and flew four the next day.  More than $2000 was generated by these folks.

I also wanted to correct a misperception about my ballooning here at Palm Creek. I fully intend to continue the seven year tradition of bringing in my friends to create the balloon glow to kick off our weekend.  I am just closing down my ride business this summer but will continue to fly family and friends.  We hope to continue to be winter residents of Palm Creek for years to come.

Finally, a huge thanks to all of the residents who volunteered to help crew the balloons.  Without you, it does not happen.


Elana and Jack Riggins with Maureen Edwards being presented with a Quilt of Valor.  Jack served his country from 1955-1961. He was a medic in the Navy and was stationed in Virginia; tank driver in the Army stationed in Washington; and a medic in the Marine Corps stationed in Virginia.