Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Dinner - Merry Christmas Everyone

Christmas Day is always a special day at Twentynine Palms RV Resort, with friends joining old friends and new friends for a wonderful Potluck Christmas Dinner in the Clubhouse! This year was no exception, we had about 40 people for Christmas Dinner!

The Park furnishes 2 deep fried turkeys, 2 over roasted turkeys, gravy and a nice ham, the park residents all bring a dish with all the rest of the holiday fixins'. There was salad, about 3 kinds, deviled eggs about 3 kinds, baked beans, green bean casserole, dressing, steamed vegetables, plenty of mashed potatoes and much more! Of course the bread table was full of fresh hot rolls,various bread and butter. The dessert table was just as big, with apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and several cakes and assortments of cupcakes!

It was a wonderful dinner!

The Buffet Tables!

Big Crowd!

There was plenty of food and great conversations at all the tables, talk of families back home celebrating and we had several guests arrive for some of our winter residents, our family had a wonderful time!


Don did another fantastic job on the deep fried turkeys although he had to alter his plans, we had very strong winds and he had to move the operation over to his storage shed, but it worked. Lori and Frankie and Jim spent most of the morning in the kitchen roasting the turkeys and ham and some of the other items....a big Thanks from all the Park Residents for their continued effort, it is greatly appreciated!

Our activity schedule is filling up - make sure you check all the events that are planned!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Arrives - Twentynine Palms RV Resort Annual Christmas Party!

Sunday afternoon was our Annual Christmas Party at Twentynine Palms RV Resort and it was a festive occasion.

We start the afternoon with some Hot Buttered Rum, then a potluck Chili Feed with all the fixin's - Chili, Cornbread, Shredded Cheese and onions! Great Meal!

After we eat it is time for the gift exchange which is always a fun time. We have our own special system of distributing gifts...if you bring a gift you draw a card from a deck of cards and tear it in half...then half is drawn from a basket and you get to go to the gift table and select a gift - you can open that gift or exchange for any of the previous gifts that have been opened then the person who you exchanged with opens the gift. The really good gifts get traded back and forth several times, the first person who selects a gift at the very end gets to select any of the gifts which were drawn during the evening. Needless to say it is a fun gift exchange and gets pretty lively when the trading starts!

It was a beautiful evening!

The Hot Buttered Rum started the evening!

The Mixologist!

The gift table!

As always a great turn-out!

In Addition to the Christmas Party we had a birthday Party for Ron!

Time for Frankie and Don to start the Gift Exchange!

Bert will be a little warmer during his naps!

Ron in a festive mood!

Plenty of Happy Gift recipients!

The Birthday Family!

We have to Thank Lori for getting all the chili heated up and Frankie and Don for organizing and cheering the gift exchange! And Ben and Jim for tending bar and mixing the wonderful hot buttered rum!

Click the line below for our complete activity schedule!
Our activity schedule is filling up - make sure you check all the events that are planned!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Busy week at the Park this week - getting ready for Christmas!

The week after Thanksgiving is always a busy time at the Twentynine Palms RV Resort...we started with our weekly activity meeting on Monday where plans were made.

Wednesday evening we had another wonderful Happy Hour with something a little different - a new local restaurant Moe's supplied a couple wonderful wraps and an amazing salmon pizza for our park.

Thursday was decorate the clubhouse for Christmas we had a wonderful turn-out and the end result was amazing. We are now fully decorated for the upcoming Christmas Holidays!

Our tree all decorated and ready for Santa!

Shirley's Special Wall Display Tree!

Saturday Evening we had another wonderful Roast Pork Dinner in the clubhouse with all the trimmings! Our Saturday evening dinners are always a special time for good food, and friendly conversation with your park neighbors!

Today - Sunday Morning was another annual event - Our Sourdough Pancake breakfast hosted by one of our Park Guests! Greg uses a sourdough starter that is over a 100 years old and they are fantastic!

Chef Greg our Breakfast host!

Greg's Helpers serving up some great pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham!

And last a great turn-out enjoying a wonderful breakfast!

Stay tuned for more holiday festivities!

Keep up with all our activities on our park event calendar! Click the link below or look on the right!

Our activity schedule is filling up - make sure you check all the events that are planned!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

We all have many things to be Thankful for on this wonderful day - I am Thankful to be in this park with all the wonderful cooks and friends. Once again we must thank Lori and her kitchen crew for an amazing meal and all the park guests who added to the traditional menu!!

The kitchen crew started the day early with 2 deep fried turkeys and two oven baked turkeys and a nice ham. Then of course there is the gravy and organizing all the serving tables and getting everything put out on time. We started promptly at 2:00 PM and after a few announcements and a short prayer we were on out way!

Deep Fried Turkey!

The food line was lengthy!

Lori hard at work!

Carving on of the turkeys!

Frankie working her magic on one of the turkeys!

Plenty of turkey and ham for everyone!

A short prayer and now time to eat!

A grand time was had by all with plenty to eat and plenty to give Thanks for.

Saturday nite is another favorite as we eat the left-overs - one of the joys of Thanksgiving is left-over Turkey and ham so make sure you join us for another fine meal.

Click this line to view Our activity schedule, plenty of things to do, it is filling up - make sure you check all the events that are planned!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blog Update - Another Saturday Nite!! Great dinner!

Our Saturday nite dinners are always a treat and this week was no different...Lori and her crew put together another wonderful meal which was enjoyed by many!! We had baked Parmesan Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and a great salad and fresh bread - and of course some ice cream for dessert!!

The park is gradually filling and many of our old friends arrived this week, we had over 35 people for dinner and great conversation.

Some pictures of the crowd and food!

Of course there are introductions of our new friends and announcements of the big Thanksgiving Week Activities!

Big Turn-out!

Time to Eat!

Parmesan Chicken!

Wonderful Salad!

Plenty of good bread!

Serving Line!


Monday at 4:00 pm in the clubhouse is the weekly activity meeting - big plans for this Thanksgiving Week!

Wednesday evening 4:30 pm weekly happy hour and BBQ - bring your food to throw on the grill and eat with your Park Friends.

Thursday Thanksgiving Dinner - promptly at 2:00 PM - sign up with your Pot Luck contribution - Turkey and Ham provided by the Park!

Please NOTE - all of our activities are on the Park Calendar at this WEBSITE!

Hope to see everyone at the activities and a wish for a Thankful Week!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort