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

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Saturday Evening Dinner / Dance 29 Palms RV Resort

All of our Saturday Evening Dinner Dances are special, a wonderful gathering of winter friends, a great meal, some good music and social time, but last night was exceptional - the dinner was to die for. Chicken Fried Steak, Fresh Green beans with Onions and Bacon, Home made mashed potatoes with bacon, country gravy, drop biscuits and a big fresh salad...then cupcakes and ice cream for desert.

Wonderful table decorations!

Gave me an opportunity to try out my new compact Sony camera!

On to dinner! Green Beans with onions and bacon!

Country Gravy!

Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Drop Biscuits!

Country Fried Steak - cooked perfectly with great breading!

Fresh Salad


The line dancers and some good Music!


Slow Things down a little!

This coming weekend is Luau Weekend and we Bury the "Pig" Friday at 2 - Full dedication Ceremony where the Chief Blesses the pig with his Native Dancers and Tropical Drinks!

Microsoft Word - Luau Dinner Flyer

Make plans to be here Friday afternoon for all the festivities, and enjoy a wonderful Pork Dinner Saturday Evening for some tropical fun!!!

Still plenty going on as the season winds down! Rain this week and last should make for a wonderful wildflower season in Joshua Tree National Park!

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

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Southwest Dinner / Dance

Saturday Evening was Southwest Night in the Clubhouse at 29 Palms RV Resort. We had a wonderful crowd of 40 people for a fantastic Southwest style dinner of Taco Salad with Beef, Chicken, beans and Cilantro Rice and all the toppings. The salad was served in a beautiful home baked fajita bowl...what a wonderful job by the kitchen crew!!

Southwest was the theme!

We had our own western style bartender serving up some delicious spirits!

Time for dinner - Cilantro Rice

Salad Bowls ready to serve

All the toppings you could possibly want

Looks Delicious!

After dinner a little dancing and wonderful music!

Make plans to attend next Saturday Evening for the cooks choice dinner

Microsoft Word - Cooks Choice Dinner 2 Flyer

Plenty of fun left this winter - Luau Weekend is right around the corner, make your reservations now, we expect a big crowd.

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

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort