Monday, March 2, 2015

What happened to Steve and Karen?

Posted from Casa Grande, AZ        (Click on Pics to Enlarge)  

Well, nothing, really.  We've just been in the same location for the winter and I haven't felt the need to blog about our "daily" activities.  Looking back, though, I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last blog. We actually received several e-mails from readers asking if everything was alright. (Thanks folks.)

Karen has been enjoying alternating daily between water aerobics and pickleball.


She's also had time to continue some colored pencil drawing classes.


I, of course, have been playing a lot of pickleball.  The resort had an in-house pickleball tournament in mid-February.  I believe we had approximately 260 players participate.  Karen played Women's Doubles 3.5 with a partner she'd just met a week or so before.  They didn't medal, but played well considering their limited playing experience together.


I entered the Men's Doubles 3.5, but we also failed to medal.  On the third day of the tournament we played in the Men's Doubles 3.5 (age 50-59) group.  We played well and won the gold medal.


On February 26th we took a break from the Palm Creek "summer camp for adults" atmosphere and pulled the MH up to the Good Sam National "The Rally" at the Phoenix International Raceway. I was actually surprised at how much room we had between rigs. Much more than some rallys we've attended.

We had been informed that the parking at these events would be less than ideal, but the tram system worked well and moved folks efficiently back and forth to the inside of the track from even the considerable distance we were parked.

We had a nice time attending the many educational seminars.  We went to several seminars given by our friends Chris and Jim Guld of GeeksOnTour.com.  We always enjoy learning new tidbits of technology from the Gulds.

There was musical entertainment on the stage each evening, although the sound properties left a bit to be desired. The stage was set up inside the track and the crowd used the track seating in the grandstands.

This was our first Good Sam national rally to attend and we had an overall good time. We'll probably attend another one someday.  It was announced that there were approximately 2579 people in attendance at the rally.  This is just a picture of part of the rigs outside the track.


While at the rally, we had a nice visit with Kris and Bill Osborne (SeeingtheUSA.com) who had come in to visit for the day.  We celebrated Karen's birthday and everyone had a piece of birthday cake.

As fulltimers you celebrate wherever you are!  LOL














Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


11 comments:

  1. Steve and Karen who? It's hard to remember, it's been so long... :cD

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    1. I know that it's hard to remember things at your advanced age. Sorry, you set me up for that one!

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  2. I enjoyed seeing what all you have been doing. We have been staying inside a lot as it is so cold and snow is all over. LOOKING for more ice and snow tomorrow and Thursday. Hope you all have fun.

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  3. We always enjoy seeing you two!
    Thanks for the cake.

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    1. You are most welcome. It was good to meet up with you and Chris again.

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  4. Welcome back! Looks like you have been having lots of fun "roughing it" down there.

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    1. It's a tough life here, but someone has to enjoy it.
      LOL

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  5. Dang, didn't you just pick up the game of Pickleball 2 years ago??And now you are winning GOLDS!!! Congrats. And a belated Happy Birthday to you Karen!!

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    1. Dave actually just over a year ago, but we honestly didn't get to play much when we left Palm Creek last March. I've sure played a bunch while we've been here this season.
      Big tournament coming up this weekend here at the park.

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  6. Hey Steve, we landed reservations there coming in on the 12th and staying a week. They said we have a pull-through site. Question, is that where we want to be or should we ask them for a site elsewhere in the park? We want to be in a spot to get the real feel of what it might be like if we opt to spend a month there next season. They said they would have other options if we so desired. What say you?

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    1. Hi Dave. Drop me a line at our email address and I'll attempt to provide more info. pertaining to your question.

      gonebyrv@gmail.com

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