Back on familiar grounds

 On Monday (2/20) after our short 4 day stay in Gold Canyon we lifted our jacks and drove a whole 60 miles to our next destination at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort in Casa Grande. Oh wait, do we hear the cogs turning out there?? Are you thinking Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort sounds darn familiar? Do we hear you saying “didn’t they just stay there”?  Well it should sound familiar and yes we spend Oct. 15th to Jan. 15th here and had such a great time, plus time to kill that we decided to come back and spend another month.

 Even though we really enjoyed seeing friends while in Quartzsite and even though we like going to new places we realized that we missed all the activities that we were involved with during our previous stay. So because we had some time to kill before the weather turns hot down south and before we need to be back in Oregon for some real life stuff “doctor appointments etc.) we figured what the hey, let’s go back. And because we can, we did LOL!!!

 We rolled into Palm Creek and were all set up around noon and found ourselves on our bikes headed towards the Pickleball courts to sign up for Round Robin play for the next week by 2 and Diane was playing her first Round Robin (which consists of 6 games) at 6PM LOL!!! I was signed up for a 9am Round Robin for Tuesday morning as well as each day for the next week except Sunday. Are we hooked,,,,, well maybe.

 It’s not just Pickleball that brought us back, of course the on-site RC Airfield is a huge draw for me (there is a story here to come at a later date about the park expansion and the loss of the airfield next year. Some people have cancelled next year’s reservations just because of this and next year may be our last year as well), the gym and of course people we have met. Plus we find it a nice eye appealing place amongst the brown desert.

Oh wait!!! Are those 2 new planes in the hanger??

Oh wait!!! Are those 2 new planes in the hanger??

And this little Bi-plane can be flown in a small area as well. A baseball diamond is more than enough space.

And this little Bi-plane can be flown in a small area as well. A baseball diamond is more than enough space.

This new plane will fly in such a small area that I will be able to fly it in just a empty RV site. So many times we are not by a larger airfield so this will keep my thumbs busy LOL!! It need to be calm wind however.

This new plane will fly in such a small area that I will be able to fly it in just a empty RV site. So many times we are not by a larger airfield so this will keep my thumbs busy LOL!! It need to be calm wind however.

 We have been here 2 weeks and have had a great time so far. I’m guessing that we have each played roughly 50 games of pickleball so far. We would have played more but they held a 4 day “Duel in the Desert” Pickleball tournament here which shuts down all organized play unless you are actually in the tournament which we are not “THIS YEAR”. But I’m thinking and hoping that I might enter 2 of the 3 big tournaments next year.

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 And I have spent probably 30 hours AT LEAST at the airfield. Plus we have walked and ridden our bikes a number of miles.

A pretty good crowd gathers on Wednesday mornings at the airfield for competition day. It sure will be missed next year when Palm Creek Golf and RV takes away our airfield. YES you read that right but more on that later.

A pretty good crowd gathers on Wednesday mornings at the airfield for competition day. It sure will be missed next year when Palm Creek Golf and RV takes away our airfield. YES you read that right but more on that later.

All lined up and ready for the dog fight!!

All lined up and ready for the dog fight!!

 We also attended a nice car show put on by Palm Creek which also included a live band, burgers and hot dogs on the grill and of course a beer garden.

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 To be honest we didn’t spend a bunch of time at the Car Show because I flew in the morning and we both had Pickleball scheduled during the event but we did at least check out all the cars and listened to the band for a bit. But no beer or burgers for us this time.

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 In other words we are back into the swing of things and feeling good. We have 2 more weeks to spend here before lifting our jacks and moving on but we can assure you those two weeks will be filled with Pickleball and flying LOL!!! I have a couple little projects I would like to get done and we talked about a road trip to Tucson mid-week before heading north to take a look at a couple RV resorts (for future reference due to the airfield being closed down here, again more on that thought later) and to hopefully have lunch with some friends. So time will tell if we actually break away to get those things done.

Old cars sitting everywhere, the band was playing, burgers & hotdogs were on the grill and cold beer was flowing. All that and great weather, not a bad day.

Old cars sitting everywhere, the band was playing, burgers & hotdogs were on the grill and cold beer was flowing. All that and great weather, not a bad day.

 And the temps are starting to rise down here so I’m sure by the time our departure days rolls around we will be ready to make a move a little north in hope of cooler temps. Diane likes warmer temps that I do but I start melting when it gets above the mid 80’s, I like it in the 70 degree range.

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4 Responses to Back on familiar grounds

  1. colibabas says:

    Those sure are some nice rides! Sure sounds like you guys have found the perfect spot but too bad about the airfield.

    • Dave & Diane says:

      We do seem to like this place but not having the airfield next year will be a different feel. There are 2 other airfields in the area open to us, one is 9 miles away and the other a tad closer so we still have places to fly just not as close. I guess I got spoiled with this one being so handy. But spoiled is ok right??!!

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Awesome car show! Looks like we are in for a few days of hot weather. We have moved to a full hook up park so we can run the AC if need be.

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