Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Freedom RV +

Check out all the rigs on display from Freedom RV.  It's a lot of work and expense to drive all these rigs up here so we thank Eric and his crew for devoting to much time to Palm Creek.  He is a great sponsor for our resort.





Access to the sewing room is progressing.  Looks like there may be a ramp to this side door?



The sidewalk to the pro shop is done.


Patio pavers still under construction.


Curbs are being poured at the north 40.  Will have to take the drone out soon to take an overhead view.


Interesting story in today's Casa Grande Dispatch:

CASA GRANDE — Mission Royale Golf Course is under new ownership and is open for business.
Harry Sailor, managing partner of Mission Royal Partners LLC, said his purchase of the course has been a long time coming and that he’s excited to bring new life into the course.
“I saw the course for sale two years ago and have been working to get the deal completed,” Sailor told PinalCentral.
Sailor, from Rancho Mirage, California, and his partner, from Newport Beach, California, along with a group of investors from Montana were able to purchase the course from the lender, who previously had planned to auction the course.
“It’s been brought current and will be paid off in a few months,” Sailor said.
Sailor said he plans to retain the course’s 17 employees and said the team will “improve everything across the board.”
The course, inside the Mission Royale subdivision, is open to the public but Sailor said he plans to run it more like a country club, saying that’s what homeowners paid for and what they should expect.
The Eagle’s Nest restaurant also remains open and Sailor said he plans to work with the proprietors to keep the restaurant open for players and the public.
Sailor said he has an extensive career in golf, including 35 years as a PGA pro.
“I’ve worked every job, from the bottom to the top, in golf,” he said.
Sailor said he opened five golf courses in Asia and has worked as the general manager for golf courses for more than 20 years.
“This isn’t my first rodeo,” he said.
Improving the course and upping standards of hospitality will be priorities for Sailor and his crew.
“We’re going to be the best friend in the community. We’ll bring the course up to standards or we’ll go down swinging,” he said.

Weekend Entertainment:



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Uh oh..........Don caught me and Kat taking a cat nap.


Thought I'd change the spelling to a K instead of a C.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Construction Update

Spotted this cute barn as we drove down Cactus Drive this morning.

We happened to catch Roland outside so asked a few questions.  Yes!  He built this barn himself with over 2000 little cedar chips for the roof.  Awesome!

Now Roland is crafting some Fast Track game boards.  


Getting ready to pour the sidewalk by the pro shop.




Interior work is underway inside.

  

 Caught a glimpse of Robin Perry hard at work by the mobile kitchen.  Take time to thank Robin and the whole kitchen staff for the excellent work they're doing from their limited resources.

Still lots of work to do at the ballroom.

Installing a fire hydrant near there.





We got a sneak peek into the new kitchen.  Overhead stove fans are being installed.



New walk-in freezer and refrigerator are almost ready.
That will be MUCH nicer than climbing up into the current semi trailers across the street!


I think the new kitchen will be very impressive!


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Cat and "mouse".




Recycle, Coffee, Bingo

I was on my way to the Monday morning coffee when I spied our "recycle" guys so stopped to say good morning.  These four gents spend time every morning crushing aluminum cans to donate to charity.  Thank you!!


Eric from Freedom RV was our sponsor for the coffee and donuts.  He announced that Freedom RV will be bringing 40 new rigs here to display at Palm Creek this weekend.  That's quite-an undertaking!  Be sure to tell your RVing friends about the event.  If you refer a friend to Eric and they buy an RV that day, YOU will receive a $500 cash reward.  Hmmm....who do I know that is looking for a new RV??

  Coffee was held in the Sonora North this morning.





Monday night bingo hosted a nice crowd in the SanTan room.  We thank the volunteers who came in the afternoon to set up all these tables and chairs for us.  The tennis club came later to put it all away.  



Diane Reese was in training as a new bingo caller.  Great job, Diane!!



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CAT AND MOUSE TAILS:

It takes time and patience to sit at this computer and create blog pages but recently, the job has gotten harder and more time consuming.

Cat loves to rest on my shoulder while I type.

You can see the monitor and notice how Cat helps me type. 
 DON'T SIT ON THE KEYBOARD!!!




Don walks past and thinks it's hilarious because he has to put up with the little pests during the day when I'm gone.


It is now 20 minutes later.  I'm about done at the computer.  I turned around and look what I see on the kitchen table!!  My cats are not allowed on the kitchen table.  I think I've failed at cat training.......but at least they're on placemats instead of the table???
(sigh)











Monday, November 20, 2017

Blues Festival

GREAT music!!
This group could belt out any of the Blues Brothers tunes.

The weather has remained perfect for the last few weeks and today was no different.  A great opportunity to gather with friends and watch the show.


Loved the Blues Brother car on display.



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Back home it was quiet time for Cat and Mouse.  
They're really good buddies now.  (thank goodness!)


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