Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort. We made a reservation (sight unseen, I might add) last July while we were visiting Yellowstone Park. A woman working the information desk for the NPS suggested we give this park a try after we told her that we'd like to "winter over" in AZ this year. She has a permanent residence at Palm Creek and we found out later that they were running a "first time visitor" promotion which gave both the referring party and us a $100 per month discount during our stay.
There is literally an activity calendar which has events scheduled every day of the week. The resort is a 55-plus community and I honestly don't know how us "old folks" can muster up the stamina.
We had a "ranger" lead us to our site via golf cart. Usually, I'm not too thrilled by this, but this resort is so large that it turned out to be very helpful. I'll have to post pictures of our site and the variety of properties within the resort on a future blog (sorry, no pictures taken yet).
|Main Swimming Pool|
I've saved the best for last. Karen and I have found a new "addiction". For those of you who have tried this activity, I think you'll agree. The new activity is PICKLEBALL! I had seen this played a bit at other RV places we'd stayed, but neither of us had even picked up a paddle, much less played.
Let me say that pickleball at Palm Creek is very big. They recently built a beautiful complex (in 2012, I believe) that consists of 24 top notch courts.
We've already taken a beginner's class (this past Monday) and purchased our own paddles. Yeah, we're sucked in! Many of the pickleballers haven't returned to the resort yet for the winter, so any type of organized playing doesn't begin until mid-November. The good thing is that we'll get a chance to practice at our leisure without looking too uncoordinated when we begin playing in a few of the structured events. WARNING! Do not begin playing pickleball. Most who do, really enjoy it. It is not only a great physical workout, but a great social event as well. Everyone we've met are anxious to help the "newbies". There are people in their mid-80s playing pickleball here. I say good for them! Sorry, just realized that I was doing a PSA for pickleball. I'll climb down off my box now.
Casa Grande is located approximately midway between Phoenix and Tucson. We haven't even begun to explore all of the sights we'd like to visit in these areas yet. I guess it's a good thing we decided to add another month here.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!