Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Plans, But We Never Seem to Finish

Casa Grande, AZ

Let me first apologize for not getting our blogs out quicker, but now that we're settled in for the next four months I might not write as often unless we visit some interesting sights.

Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort is really feeling very comfortable to us.  Although there are still some vacant spots around us, the snowbirders are slowly returning for the winter months. There are many Canadians who come south for the winter.  We have a  rig from Quebec on our right side, then a couple from British Columbia and Washington state across from us.  Everyone we've met has been super friendly. We've already made an observation about the general health of folks here.  They seem to be in a lot better shape physically than the people in most RV parks and campgrounds we've visited.  The vast majority of folks do something to keep active. It could be walking, riding bicycles, water aerobics, pickleball, tennis, or golf.

Speaking of pickleball.........nice lead in, huh?  The pickleball national tournament is being held this week in Buckeye, AZ (just west of Phoenix).  It's about a two hour drive from us, so yesterday we attended the event.  Very cool to be able to watch really good players for someone like me who is just starting out.

We specifically went to watch a husband-wife team who instructed in our beginner's class last week. In the picture they are the ones in the matching yellow shirts.  (In their early 60's).

Yesterday's session was just for mixed doubles and the ages ranged from the 19+ group to the 80+ group. A wide range of ages and quickness there, but we were VERY surprised by the reaction times and quickness of some of the "older" folks.  I just hope that I can move that well when I'm their age.

We've also been catching up on some of the more mundane things in life.  I was all set to play pickleball here last Tuesday, but found out that Karen had scheduled me for a dental check-up.   GRRRHHHH!  Well, it turned out to be pretty good news for me.  I just needed a routine cleaning, but Karen wound up needing 2 fillings replaced and a third tooth filled. Overall, the experience was very pleasant.

There is never a shortage of activities to do here inside Palm Creek.  On days when not playing some pickleball (and Karen is NOT an addict, btw), she's been able to participate in a colored-pencil drawing class. She really enjoys the "artsy" things. We also want to get out and do some exploring in this part of Arizona.

For our friends back in the colder climes, please allow me to gloat a bit.  Temps have been in the mid 70s to around 83 since we arrived here on the 1st.  It rained for a few hours one night, but the skies have been clear and bright blue for the most part.  I COULD REALLY LEARN TO LIKE THIS!

Ok, it's midday.  Time to grab some lunch and head over to the pool for a few hours.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

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