Saturday, September 26, 2020

2020 - 2021 Season Begins

You will have to Pardon Our Dust!!! 

Many of our regulars know that when we shut the pool down last year for Covid we also drained the pool and had engineers inspect the pool for damage from several earthquakes which was causing the East end of the pool to sink and loose water. Come to find out the cracks were worse than we expected and necessitates the rebuilding of the pool. We spent most of the summer interviewing pool builders and repair companies and getting estimates...we have now committed to making a substantial re-design of the pool and building and landscaping, both surrounding and within the pool area. The project will take several months to complete, but plan on a huge Pool Party when finished!!

Engineers should be here this week to measure and make plans to be submitted to the City and County for approval, which could take a month or so, then we will begin rebuilding the pool. We will be reducing the size of the pool by about 30-35% and restructuring the east end of the pool and finding and pressure testing all the old plumbing. Also installing solar heating for the pool as well. We also will be removing the roof. The sliding glass doors will be removed and blocked up with glass block, we plan to stucco the inside and outside of the building for aesthetics. We will install a Pergola and artificial turf to a portion of the pool deck and several large planters around the pool, should be a wonderful Desert Tropical Retreat when we are finished.

Note the Cracks which actually cross the entire pool, hard to see in the picture! 

Covid Plans and Restrictions

California still has some pretty strict requirements to slow the spread of the virus. The park will be following all the current restrictions. The city has agreed to treat our kitchen and customers as a restaurant, so we will be dining outdoors either under the clubhouse portico or out by the shuffleboard courts, either way, you will be required to have your mask on and social distance when arriving and while heading to the kitchen for your meal, but once seated among friends and family and eating the masks can be removed and you can enjoy the evening.

29 Palms RV Resort and guests have always protected our senior residents, if you are sick or showing any symptoms of the virus, flu or a cold, please stay in your rig and have a family member retrieve your food and eat in the privacy of your RV, we DO NOT want any of our guests or residents to spread colds, flu or the Virus.

We will be offering Pancake Breakfasts on the weekends, Saturday Dinners, Thanksgiving and Christmas Potlucks and of course a wonderful New Years Celebration, Saturday Dinners right through April. Morning coffee is beginning next weekend as well as the Pancake breakfasts and Wednesday BBQ Social Hour...we are anxious to get started. Mike & Marilyn are here as well as Jim & Bobbie...Stephen and Jessica plan to be here Nov 1 or so...

The Golf Course is in the best shape in over 5 years with green grass and the regulars here are playing as much as they can. Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course is also offering TACO TUESDAY with great tacos and fixings for $5.00, plus cold beer and soft drinks, live music with outside dining. Fridays they will be offering BBQ, catered by a local BBQ Company!! Some fun times at the Golf Course!

We are working on the full calendar but see that we already have quite a few things going on, look for more updates soon.

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Last Dance

Not Quite sure how you memorialize nearly 20 years of fun, smiles and friendship from such a wonderful woman and huge part of the activity scene here at Twentynine Palms RV Resort.

We all knew last year when she left early to head back for treatment she had a battle on her hands and we hoped and prayed for her to regain her health.

Hard to select just a few highlights of her since she was in so many activities, but here are a few memories from the past few years.

On the golf Course

With Eddie

On the dance floor...

Life of our party!

With Friends

Want to thank Wayne Larson & his lovely wife JoAnn Ronish Nobel for making the trip over for Shirley's Service

Our Shirley

Eddie and Wayne

There is a hole in the hearts of all of our Twentynine Palms Family and it certainly will never be the same with out Shirley, but when the dance floor warms up again, you can be sure there will be a space for Shirley!

We look forward to the return of our winter friends here at the park and hope for everyone's safe return.

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Snowbird Special & Winter 2020-2021

WINTER 2020 - 2021

A ton going on at the park these far we are Covid free and practicing our social distancing and wearing our masks when we are around new guests or off property. We have always practiced isolation and social distancing here at the park every winter, if you have a cold or are sick then you stay in your rig and do everything possible to not spread it through the park so it really is no different than what we have always practiced except we now will be a little more stylish with masks...I even have one with a zipper so I can drink my PBR while under mask.

As we plan for our Winter 2020-2021 Season we have some changes to announce!


As many of our regulars are aware that earthquake a few months back put a pretty decent crack in the pool and we are busy in final negotiations with a contractor and landscaper to have it rebuilt with some improvments and changes to the pool and building and other areas of the property. Stay tuned for details as we finalize our deal and work on funding - you can mail pool checks if you like!!

To lessen the blow of the construction dust and lack of pool we will be keeping our current rates until the construction is complete and our monthly rates through the winter season, make plans to be here for the pool party when the project is finished.

We are also going retro on our Snowbird Special and reverting to last years rates. Buy 5 at $465.00 per month and get the 6 th month free - Pay $930.00 upon reservation before September 25th for 6 months, that covers your first month and 5th month, you pay for 2,3 and 4 then we credit your pre-payment for month 5 and then month 6 is free. $75.00 electric deposit at check-in...months 5 and 6 propane and electric only!! This works out to a monthly rate of $387.50 per month! Sign up now we have a ton of requests.

In addition all Snowbird Special purchasers will receive a 20% discount card for any and all golf package purchases at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course so bring your clubs.


The city and county has agreed to treat us as a restaurant which right now requires face masks except when seated and dining must be outdoors and social distanced...we we are planning some wonderful meals under the stars out by the BBQ and Fire pit beside the clubhouse on the old shuffleboard courts...Bobbie is already making plans with Jess and Stephen for some wonderful meals. We are continuing negotiations for music and dancing after the New Year but who knows what the restrictions if any will be by then. We will be complying with any and all City, County and State regulations so bring a dinner sweater and you most stylish facemask and join in the fun! Morning coffee will be outside under the drive through of the Clubhouse.


Make plans to be here on the weekend of March 13th when we will bury the pig!!


Jim Stevens and BJ and Ben say the course is in the best shape it has been in over 5 years! They have installed over 250 new sprinkler heads and many control boxes and it is 117 degrees here and the grass is GREEN! See below! They are currently working on filling low spots with sand before re-seeding.


Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Friday, May 15, 2020

Park & Golf Course Update - May 15, 2020

Figured it was time for an update on the park - especially in light of the Covid-19 Virus.

The park was designated essential so we have stayed open due to our year round residents, propane service etc, but we are operating on a somewhat limited basis - we were ordered to shut the pool, spa, sauna and fitness room, we are also operating limited hours on the showers, rest rooms and laundry room.

We have reduced staff a little and have cut back on staff hours, we are maintaining the property but somewhat limited on any long term projects...we lost nearly 800 nights of reservations through the summer, but we are hanging on and hope as the restrictions are lifted some of that business comes rolling back.

The pool is drained and we have identified the cracks and leaks and sadly it is a major repair to get the pool back up and operating. We have several contractors giving us estimates on repair and replacement of the pool and upgrading the building, removing the roof and a overall refurbishment of the walls and removing the sliding glass doors. This will be a long term project and we hope as business returns to normal to have it ready in 2021.

In the short term, we are painting the spa and when the government gives us the OK we will open as a cooling spa for the summer and return it to a hot spa for the winter.


With everything that has been happening nationwide, the golf course and I quote Ben Hoisington - "The golf course is in the best shape it has been in, in over 5 years." Over 200 sprinkler heads have been replaced, miles of pipe and wiring for the sprinklers, mowers repaired and the course is GREEN! The greens are in good shape, the approaches on all holes are good, Tee boxes are getting better every day. Fairways are to be seeded this fall.

Hole 8

Hole 9

Some where in the middle of the course!

Water, Water Everywhere!

Seed has been ordered for the fairways which will be done in the fall after the summer heat and hopefully in time to green up and root before the grass goes dormant for the winter.

We are also working on a Snowbird Special with an option for unlimited golf, look for details in the coming weeks.

Bobbie has great plans for another wonderful winter season, so be ready to get your reservations for the winter, we have a Luau to make up. We have little umbrellas for the drinks and everything. Stay healthy and travel safe see you in the fall...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Well - Guess the season is over...2019 Season Recap

This season sure ended a different way with this whole Covid-19 Virus...

Today the last of our Canadian Snowbirds hitched up and headed home to Canada, they are looking forward to a 14 day quarantine when they cross the border in a few days. They were more than happy to stay here in our little safety zone, no cases in the park and all our residents have been practicing social distancing and wearing PPE masks, especially when off property. Most if not all of our long term residents are members of the high risk category and nobody wants to be the one who brings the virus on park property.

Any overnighters or travel throughs are instructed to stay a safe distance away or in their rigs as we are complying with all the rules and regulations in the park.

This year seems to have been plagued with some problems...found out the pool was cracked and sinking, which was not good news, the pool is over 25 years old and when the Covis-19 restrictions were introduced we decided to empty it so we could further examine the cracks and get some estimates for repair...sadly the the pool will be very expensive to repair and we are examining options to remove the existing pool and replace with a smaller new one. Stay tuned for details once things get back to normal, hopefully we can announce a solution before next season.

We started the season a little early with a few pot luck dinners then Thanksgiving Pot Luck with some wonderful deep fried Turkeys provided by the park and supplemented by our wonderful guests with all the fixins.

Plenty of food

Pretty soon Santa arrived!

Our Staff and Workampers had a wonderful Christmas Party

A few days later it was Christmas!

Our Sunday Breakfasts were a big hit all year!

Pancakes or French Toast and sausage!

Christmas Potluck was just as good as Thanksgiving

New Years was another wonderful celebration - Prime rib dinner or Chicken Cordon Bleu

We had some wonderful meals by our kitchen crew and large crowds!

Our DJ always provided some wonderful tunes to dance to!

Plenty of line dances..

Sadly our activities ended right on Luau Weekend, a big disappointment, so it is postponed until next season! We certainly hope all our friends have a wonderful safe and healthy summer and all come back to us for next season!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort