Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Big Trucks - Pool Update

Finally the day to blow in the gunite came and we made a bunch of headway on the pool. Wall is in, crack is filled, steps are expanded and in - next will be plaster and then water!!

We are all anxious to get this finished!

Prepping the steel for the step extension and extending the pipes!

Sealing the huge Crack!

Starting on the wall - the new end of the pool!

Dressing the wall!

Finished wall!

Dressing the steps extension!

There are other things related to the pool going on as well...we contracted with the solar heating company and revised the job to include a separate solar system to heat the spa as well, hope to save on propane costs! They will be ordering and planning the layout and securing permits and get started in about 3-4 weeks! We will be swimming soon!

We are also shopping for new pool furniture, landscaping and a few other things to upgrade our park!

Stay tuned for more details as they happen, Make plans for your next winter retreat, get your reservations, prime spots are filling up fast!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Pool & Spa Update


The filling of the old part of the pool is moving right along, the dirt needs to be compacted and watered daily to make sure the new pool deck does not sink or crack.

We hope to have a date soon for the gunnite to be sprayed in the pool and the new end of the pool wall so we can continue filling and compacting the dirt before pouring a new concrete deck, which will become a wonderful sun deck area.

SPA - We are also recovering the deck in the Spa area and refurbishing the room. One of the problems we hope to solve is the issue of heat and humidity in the Spa room. This has been a major complaint over the years and many times we would find the door propped open to cool the room down. The high humidity also caused some serious damage to the roof trusses.

We are going to remove the windows in the front wall and build a new half wall and top wall and install wonderful Steel Grates that we had cut, this will allow airflow into the Spa room and also keep the area secure.

These window walls will be removed!

We had 6 of these wonderful steel grates cut by a local steel artisan using a CNC Plasma Cutter. Brooks CNC delivered the grates on Friday and now they head off to be powder coated.

Rob also made a smaller copy of the center art to mount on the metal gate that leads to the pool area.

The solar panels will augment the propane heating system for both the spa and the pool, according to the specifications we should be able to keep the pool at a very comfortable temperature 10-11 months of the year with no use of the propane heater. The spa will still have to use some propane year round to keep that wonderful 102 degrees for soaking after your hiking in Joshua Tree National Park!

Our construction and remodeling of the park is moving right along, we still have some things to finish and our plan is to have everything, including landscaping completed before our winter season, so make plans to come swim, soak in the Spa and enjoy the wonderful Desert Winter!

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Monday, May 3, 2021

Pool Update

 The pool inspector arrived the other day and the steel work passed with flying colors so construction can begin again...

Dirt arrived today so they can start filling in the shortened end of the pool, gunnite is being scheduled hope to have a date soon...contractor says we will be swimming by mid-June!! YIPPEE!!

The pool will be shortened by about 20 feet to eliminate the sunken end of the pool from the leak!

Wonder where the water went??

Starting to fill and compact!

We are anxious to get the pool finished, the solar panels will be installed on the roof of the Fitness / spa / rest room building and should heat the pool nicely. Will update when that project gets started.

We had some vandelism in the park, someone decided to create a new exit in the dog park area...our fine maintenance crew has already fixed it.

Make plans for next winter in Twentynine Palms, we have a great season planned.

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Winding Down the Season


Our kitchen crew will be heading off and traveling in a few days, so yesterday afternoon was our last supper provided by the kitchen crew. We still have a few more "dinners" planned, although they will be more like "pot Lucks". Our famous baked potato bar will probably be next, then a burger night. Stay tuned for details soon.

We had a wonderful dinner!

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We had a nice crowd of about 28 people and a couple "deliveries".

How's this for a meal!! Delicious!

We all anxiously await next fall when we can again enjoy a full season of dinners and activities. We have a wonderful season planned so make your reservations for a fun Winter Season here in the sunny warm desert!

Next Season!

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We will be announcing next year's Snowbird Special and next year's rates soon, so you can plan ahead. Lot's of changes underway to make the park better, with new landscaping, new solar heated pool and spa, roofs all repaired and our ever friendly staff to make your winter a special time! Look for some field trips as well, like a Base Tour, Theater 29 and maybe another trip to the Orchid Farm!

Come Enjoy it with us!

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

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Monday, March 29, 2021

Planning Ahead 2021 - 2022 Winter Season


We are excited to plan our return next year to our full schedule of activities, we are all hoping there will be no further restrictions!!

Our Activity Director and Kitchen Staff have developed a schedule of activities and we are planning our Snowbird Special again for next year, details to be announced soon. Inside dining, music and dancing and finally our Famous Luau!!

When the pool is finished there will be a pool party and another when next season starts!

Tons of upgrades and changes going on at the Park - skylight removal, cottage refurbishing, pool reconstruction, landscaping changes and some dead tree removal. Plus we are in negotiations with Spectrum to establish new WiFi in all the cottages and to get WiFi through-out the remainder of the park. Stay Tuned for details coming this summer!

We will still be offering a dine in dinner this Saturday Evening!
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Stay Tuned for the remainder of this season as there will be breakfasts for the next couple weeks and a few "pot Luck" or light dinners and Wednesday Evening BBQ's

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Tons of Fun Scheduled for Next Season!

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Watch for details on our Snowbird Special Pricing for Next Season!

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

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Clubhouse Celebration

With the relaxing of some of the Covid Restrictions, we were able to finally plan a Clubhouse Dinner and the unanimous opinion was to make it a celebration. So our Kitchen Crew and Activity Director put their heads together and came up with a wonderful menu and the clubhouse was cleaned and tables and chairs wiped down and arranged to meet the Covid Restrictions and await the crowd to arrive!

The menu was a work of art - Your choice of a Prime Steak with Sautéed Onions, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Baked Potato, Fresh Bread and a Wonderful Salad. The sign up sheet in the office filled quickly with a little over 40 people, many of our workampers and staff brought family and we had a great assortment of Park Guests, many new people so it was great to showcase what our normal Winter Saturday Evenings were like...not enough time to get our DJ signed up, but we will be ready for that in the fall!!

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The Clubhouse and tables are Ready!

Garlic Bread ready for the oven!

Plenty of prime steaks!

Mushroom Stuffing

Sautéed Onions!

Succulent Chicken Cordon Bleu

Portobello Mushrooms!

Jello Fruit Salad with fresh Whipped Cream for desert!

We had a wonderful time with plenty of socializing and loud boisterous cheers for the Kitchen Crew, thanks Stephen and Jessica and Bobbie and Big Jim for putting together a wonderful evening!

We are having another dinner next week - Chicken Parmesan, get signed up in the office! $10.00 per person, don't forget to bring your silverware and place setting!

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

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort