Friday, November 17, 2017

Booby Bingo, Curbs, and Progress

About 30 women from Palm Creek attended the Booby Bingo fund raiser to support breast cancer through the Cancer Support Center here in Casa Grande.  We met in the ballroom at Robson.




By the end of the evening, we had a messy table and proclaimed ourselves bingo losers.


The sobering part of the evening was when they asked if there were any breast cancer survivors in the audience.  We were all shocked when 17 ladies stepped forward.  We salute their success and courage.


Our ballroom portico is taking shape.



Pro shop is coming along as well.



Looks like there will be a nice paved patio near the pro shop.


Installing the pergola roof over the bistro area.


Ouch.  All that overhead painting to do.


Pigeons!  We've constantly battled the messy pigeon problem so this summer our maintenance crew installed these spikes in all the usual roosting sites.


Had to laugh when we saw some spots full of feathers from attempted landings.


Dolores Forbis and Larry Marick started the Wednesday entertainment on the poolside patio for the lunch hour.  Thank you!!!



Aha!  Tree climbers are putting up the lights along Palm Creek Blvd.
What a welcome site to drive into the resort when the lights are all aglow.


This guy says, "Look Ma, no hands!"


Maverick went up this afternoon to check out the back 40 and watch the curb machine as it starts to line the new streets.



We stopped by the Pickleball appreciation happy hour tonight.  Thank you to the multitude of volunteers who made it such a successful tournament again!!





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CAT AND MOUSE TAILS:

All this hub bub of activity wears out our two kitty cats.  Don knows they're just resting up so they can start their daily evening rampage at bedtime.



Awwwww......

Mouse at rest



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Blues Festival & Craft Fair


Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Saturday Blues Festival.  Hurry Hurry Hurry.

The event starts at 11:30 Saturday.  Meal tickets are $5 and include a Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich, Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Chips, Pickle Sear and Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Alcohol will be available for sale at the event.

CRAFT FAIR

I think I've been to every single craft fair ever held in the last 11-12 years and I always find something new that I just have to buy.  (This is where Don just sighs.)


Congratulations to our Events and Activities staff for setting up the fair this year in spite of all the construction hazards.  It all looked great.  In fact, I think we had more room to get around between the tables in the SanTan room than we used to have in the ballroom.  Again, our weather was beautiful!

A required stop on the shopping tour is definitely our devoted group of people who work so hard to support the local Cancer Support Center.  Our generous residents hand craft items for sale and the baked goods are phenomenal.


LOVE those peanut butter cookies and breads.


Thanks also to our devoted kitchen staff serving coffee and lunch from their temporary cramped quarters.


We tiptoed into the open doorway of the ballroom yesterday to sneak some photos for you.



From there we drove over to the softballfield to watch a little batting and throwing practice.

This cool machine can pitch the ball to a batter and/or field it high to the outfield.  Great way to get in the extra practice.


Bill Sheedy looks quite at home up there in the "crow's nest" by the announcer's station.




The season schedule is posted.
Come on out to the ballgame and cheer for our PC team starting November 14 at 9:00.

Along with the team Rosters.



It's still early in the season, but the poker group is already quite large.  They'll have to cut off participation at 96 players per event as that's all the room they have for tables and chairs.  It's a very popular game!




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CAT AND MOUSE TAILS:

Ashley was back to play with Cat again.  Someone needs to get this little girl a kitten of her own.  (Hint Hint to Grandma Ann Larue).



Mouse used to curl up on my desk next to the computer when I worked in the mornings.  Cat on the other hand, loves to sit on my shoulders.  It's VERY hard to concentrate with a furry purring motor at my ears.

















Saturday, November 11, 2017

CBS Sports


CBS Sports TV was here today to record the championship games.  A whole bleacher section was set up in an opposing court for the audience.

This particular match was the junior age level.  The boys were 13 or 14 years old and VERY agile players.




There were TV cameras everywhere around the court.



A whole control unit was set up on the other side.  All kinds of techie equipment.



A 2-hr. special of this year’s USAPA National Championships will be broadcast nation-wide on the CBS Sports Network on Wed, Dec. 6 (7pm EST5pm MST4PM PST).  Check your local cable or satellite provider for channel numbers and availability in your area.Blush

 I didn't stay to watch the whole match as I'd rather watch from the comfort of my easy chair than in the hot sun by the bleachers.

This tournament is really an exciting event.  Thanks again to our hard working resort staff and all the MANY volunteers it takes to make it happen.