Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blog Update - Feb 26, 2014 - Wed Happy Hour Plus Birthday!!

It does not take much of an excuse for the group at 29 Palms RV Resort to throw a party, but an 80th Birthday party for one of our long time winter residents is more than enough to get the girls making plans....

Typically on Wednesdays many of the park guests gather in the clubhouse for Happy Hour and then the grill gets fired up and people who want to eat, bring something to throw on the grill and the evening continues...

Well, this week was a little different because there was a birthday in the park which is always an excuse to expand the the plans called for some salad dishes brought by everyone and a huge sub sandwich for all to share, along with all types of other goodies and of course a birthday cake!

BTW - This was a surprise party so poor Bob had no clue what he was in for! When he arrived he was met with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday then the "ROAST" started!!

You know you're in trouble when the birthday boy gets seated in front in a single chair! But Bob took it in stride!

Well quite a few people had something to share about poor Bob - golf stories, RV Stories, past parties, you name it he was roasted...however the 29 Palms Thespian Group was not finished with Bob - no they had much more planned and proceeded to display his past prowess with the ladies! Most of which is best left unsaid here!!

A few of the cast members!!

Then is was time to dance!!

Very soon after - the food was out!

Always a good time at 29 Palms RV Resort! make plans to join us next year and join in the fun...

Of course there is still plenty of activities left this year with our Luau on March 7th and 8th. and more after that!

Here are a few activities around town that are coming up....

29 Palms Grand Prix - April 5 & 6, 2014 Enjoy desert motorcycle-racing fun for the whole family at the annual 29 Palms Grand Prix, hosted by the Hilltoppers MC of Long Beach on a scenic 8-mile grand prix course. 1,200+ racing entries. AMA-sanctioned District 37. Gate fee $10/person/day. Food & vendors. Camping available, or stay at one of our hotels!

Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival - April 4, 5 & 6, 2014 Spend a spring weekend browsing for art at artist booths on the patio of Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, gourd art, and photography inspired by the park. Open 9 to 5 Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Admission free.

Keys Ranch Tours Step back in time with a guided walking tour of the historic Desert Queen Ranch, where Bill and Frances Keys raised a family and created a self-sufficient life in the early 1900s gold mining era in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger tours on weekends. Special tours available for artists, photographers, and media.

There are always things to do and see here in the beautiful S California Desert!!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Annual CAN-AM Golf Challenge

An annual event at the Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course is the two day tournament pitting the Canadian Team against the American Team. It is a great event and well attended with over 60 years past this tournament has been dominated by the Canadian Team, however the past two years including this year the American Team pulled out a win, but as usual it was very close!

Yesterday was the end of the tournament and was capped by a wonderful luncheon and awards ceremony. Great camaraderie and friendship prevailed throughout the tournament....a good time was had by all...

Some pictures from Yesterday!

This year the American Flag is on top!

Great Cake for dessert!!

A great turnout for the awards ceremony and luncheon!

A wonderful buffet!!

The trophy goes to the American Team!

The golfers!!

The Canadian Team promises to be back with a vengeance next winter so why not join in the fun and be a part of a great tournament and golf winter!!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blog Update - Mardi Gras Celebration - 29 Palms RV Resort!

It seems the fun never ends at 29 Palms RV Resort and Saturday Night was no was Mardi Gras at the park and we had a huge turn-out for a fantastic meal of Jambalaya and a great key Lime Pie dessert!! Then of course we had live music and dancing and the 29 Palms Thespian Troupe put on an excellent skit!

The Clubhouse was decorated for the affair and a great time was had by all!

The dance floor was full most of the evening!

Of course for certain songs the line dancers hit the floor!!

Then it was time for some fun - Our very own acting troupe led by Pat Ruth decided that with all the emphasis on the winter Olympics it was time to focus on the summer Olympics and the soon to qualify troupe from 29 Palms who will be vying for a spot in the synchronized swimming put on a wonderful exhibition!

We are still not sure these legs were the real ones! But it was quite a scene!

Of course the evening continued on after the Synchronized Swimming team departed to a huge round of applause but there was more dancing and live music to enjoy!

29 Palms RV Resort the place to be for your winter Snowbird Experience and fun!

Stay tuned for the annual Luau, I hear the witch doctor will be roasting an underground pig very soon!

Lots more fun yet this winter season!!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blog Update - Another Busy Day at 29 Palms RV Resort!

Wednesday's are always a busy day at the Resort and yesterday was another one!

The morning started off with the weekly Golf Scramble at Road Runner Dunes Golf Course which is adjacent to the RV Resort and one of the huge benefits of a winter at 29 Palms RV Resort...there are plenty of golf specials and always a group from the Park heading over to chase the little white ball! In yesterdays Scramble we had over 30 players which is great!

The day ended with a little change to our typical Wednesday happy Hour - last night we had fantastic Brats on the grill with all the fixin's - it was an expensive affair $2.00 per person! Where else can you get a great fresh cooked meal for $2.00?? No Place - 29 Palms RV Resort is the place to be!

In addition it was time to take a few more couple photos for the people who were either too shy or missed Saturday Night!

So we will start with those pictures!

The "Girls" thought Ken looked lonely in his picture Saturday so they requested a "ReTake"

The girls had to have fun with their "Date"!

On to the Golf Scramble!

Getting their team selections!

Gene hitting it straight down the middle!

The clubhouse!

Loosening up for the big match!

And Ken with a chip in from the edge of the green - Nice shot!

Can Ken pull off another long putt?? NOPE!

Yes there is a 19th Hole!

With a great menu for lunch!

Even more important check out the package specials for 2014 AND 2015!!

The above pricing will also be on the 29 Palms RV Resort website - they are good for next winter also - so make plans to spend your winter in the desert with us and enjoy the golf and Resort activities!

The evening ended with a bunch of Brats on the grill!!!

The park is NOT without some controversy though - most of the discussion last night had to do with the USA Ladies and Men's Hockey teams taking on the Canadian Teams for GOLD!! Thursday and Friday should be fun!! I have notified the local authorities in case it gets out of hand!!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 15th - Saturday Night Date Night - Valentine's Day

It was Saturday Night Date Night for Valentine's Day at 29 Palms RV Resort with a great night planned! It made the two for $20.00 deal at Applebee's look like a night out at Taco Bell!!

Nice steak dinner with baked potato and a wonderful fresh salad and home baked desserts...what a way to celebrate! Our resident Chefs outdid themselves again - thanks to Laurie and Jim and Frankie and Don! We had a fabulous meal and it just could not have been any better! It was sold out days ahead of time and there is no reason to ask why!!

So, wonderful dinner, live music, personal pictures and 60 friends and Park Neighbors to join you in celebration! You just can't ask for much more than that! After dinner there was live music with plenty of our group on the dance floor! It was a great time and a wonderful celebration for Valentine's Day!

Lots of pictures of this function so on with the fun!

The clubhouse was decorated for the occasion!

A table setting that was right out of a 5 star restaurant!

Don and Jim on the grill!!

Great steaks cooked to perfection over an open fire!

What a fun group to winter with!!

Dinner conversation!

The after dinner show by our resident comedians was a blast!!

Personal Portraits to remember the evening!

There were even "dates" for the single guys!!

Saturday Night dinner in the clubhouse is a regular event, but it takes on a special atmosphere on our "BIG" occasions and this Saturday was one of those out for St Patricks Day, it is right around the corner. Join us for another fun evening! make plans to attend!

29 Palms RV Resort has a full schedule of activities all winter long and what better place to enjoy the Southern California Desert sunshine than with wonderful friends in a great park! If you are interested in our upcoming activities, at the top of this page on the right hand side is our calendar - click on a date and you will see what we have going on that day, click on and item on the list for details...everything from golf, to Texas Holdem, Bridge, Exercise Classes, Swimming, Crafts and more! From November to March this place is full of fun!

Stay tuned to this blog for our activity updates as the winter progresses!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort