Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day

It was another memorable Memorial Day with the flags flying high in memory of all the people who have served their country.

Most of America celebrates with the traditional BBQ and friendly gathering so we were no different.  We had 10 tables full of residents at our Monday luncheon!  If you figure about 6-8 people per table, that adds up to 70+.  That's an amazing attendance for this time of year.  More and more folks are staying longer OR even year round.
 
So what else do we do here??  I for one join a group in the Adobe Room for a friendly challenge of Pegs and Jokers.  My favorite game!

The poker group is dwindling but still enough gather for a game several nights a week.  During this past month of fantastic weather, others are out golfing......or trying to golf. 
 
Our duck families are growing rapidly but still tend to huddle together in a group.  Saw them yesterday up by the rose garden.


The shuffleboard area looks very nice with their new paved walkway between the sets of courts.
 
The weatherman says the upper 90s and triple digits are on the way and should be here by this weekend.  The cool temps have certainly been wonderful while they lasted.
 
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Have you seen the new Patriot's Superbowl ring??  Scroll down:
 




 
 
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rootbeer Floats

You can tell there wasn't much wind as we started our day this morning.  Look at all the jet contrails in the sky.  They left quite a road map and it makes one stop to think about all those people flying off to a new adventure. 
 
 
 
 
Our first stop was to say good morning to Ken Dyer at his new "Holiday Inn" as we call it.  Ken scoped out this extra large corner lot at Site 1216 so he could have a REAL garage.
 
 
His new garage door looks like it opens in the middle but it really rolls up like a regular door.  I think Ken had to shop a long time to find something this unique.  Really looks nice!
 
 
Here's Kay and Ken with their dog Cricket.  Sorry I chopped your head off, Ken but I wanted to get the cute dog in the picture.  LOL
 
 
I think Mica Lane is going to have a whole street full of new park rental houses by the end of summer.
 
 
 
Had to stop and say Howdy to Suzette and Avis as they enjoyed a round of golf.  What a couple of hams!  (I can say that because they're good friends.)
 
 
Wow!  Here's a hard job!  This young gent gets to dig out all the dirt around the palm trees by the front of the club house.  Look at the solid tree roots he has to dig through and then pull out all the irrigation piping so it can be replaced. 
 
 
 
Then the dirt will be replaced with nice fresh recycled soil so our pretty flowers can grow even nicer next season.
 
 
Only one person in the library today.  Usually there are always 4-5 folks.  It's a busy place and well used.
 
 
The ladies at the front desk always have a smile for us.
 
 
I watched Bob shoot six consecutive shots to win this game.  Way to go, Bob!
 
 
In the afternoon, MaryAnn Brown and crew were there to serve us yummy rootbeer floats.  Very nice treat.  Thank you!
 
 
We had a nice turn out.  Gaze through these photos and see if you recognize any of your friends that are still here enjoying our fantastic weather.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Then and now..........
 
  
 


 
 
Have a GREAT day!
 
 
 
 



 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Digging

 
Another beautiful morning at 72 degrees and lovely clear sky.  Our golfers are really getting a treat this summer.  Great weather and FREE golf. 
 
 
Those who went back home don't fare quite so well.  Gene Bond (Site 1621) sent me photos of his view this morning.  No, it's not frozen land of Canada......this is from Colorado.
 

The only activity to report from morning rounds is that digging continues to put in a new street of homes along the south side of Cole Circle.  Here's the hole for 407 and 406.
 
 
 
Tractor Supply is painting the brick walls already....even before they get a roof.
 
 
Tomorrow is Rootbeer Float day so I'll have more to post.  Have a great day!
 
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Precious Rain


We had some wind and some precious rain yesterday!   Have I mentioned that our weather has been very nice lately??  We're thankful for every day!

 
There had to be a beautiful rainbow somewhere as the sun came out during the rain.  I think the palm trees really liked getting a nice bath.



It rained a nice steady rain for a long time during the night too.  Love listening to the rain while snuggled in a nice comfy warm bed.  Morning greeted us with another beautiful sky.

 
We enjoy our patio time.  The hummingbirds keep us good company.
 
Saw no damage on our rounds and just one large puddle on the golf course over by #2.
 
It was COLD as we drove around  in our golf cart.  Ranger Bob and I were both chilly.
 
 
 
Yesterday was "chili dogs" day.  Staff members cooked and treated us to a fun yummy lunch of coney dogs, French fries, and brownies for dessert.  Our summer events are usually low in numbers but there seem to be more people here as there were over 40 people present.
 
Thank you to MaryAnn and crew for cooking and serving us!
 
 
 
 
We're still trying to spread the word about some of other summer activities.  Remember to gather in the Adobe Room any afternoon around 12:15 if you want to play some kind of card game.  What we do depends on how many people show up. 
 
There is another group that plans on meeting each Friday morning around 9:00 in the Adobe Room for hand crafted stuff......either bring your beading project, knitting, handiwork of any kind and have a coffee clutch or "bee".  Contact Kay Oliver at Site 1216 for questions.
 
Next Wednesday (May 20) is root beer floats at 1:00 in the ballroom.  Get your tickets at the front desk.  Might as well also pick up tickets for the Memorial Day lunch on Monday the 25th. 
 
 
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