Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Memorial Day

Barry & Carol have offered to put together
 a short program for Memorial Day. 

Sandpipers will have coffee/donuts/fruit in Flip Flopz on Monday, May 28th beginning at 8:45 am.

 We plan to move out to the Court of Honor
 by 9:15 for the short program.

 We hope that you will be able to stop down and visit with us and be apart of our Memorial Day tribute.

 If you have any questions, please contact the office. 
Thank you.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thank You from Karon J.


Thank you for your good wishes



Steve and I have been to MD Anderson in Houston to get a second opinion on how to treat my colorectal cancer. Although this has been a long week with the driving and the doctor’s appointments we feel that we have a good idea of what treatments will be necessary to get to a positive outcome.



The next few months are going to be focused on doctors and chemo and radiation. Sometime in late summer or early fall I will face some major surgery followed by more chemo.



Being sick sucks, but the people in this park make the process of getting well easier because of the support given without being asked. I know that we have been surrounded by the good and positive thoughts and wishes and prayers and we want to thank all of the Sandpeeps. Ya’ll are the best!!!



Karon & Steve Jacobson (#42)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cinque de Mayo...explained.



COME CELEBRATE CINQUE DE MAYO
AT FLIP FLOPZ MAY 5TH AT 5PM.
Happy Hour at 4, dinner at 5!

SHREDDED BEEF SANDWICHES
and SANGRIA will be provided.

Please bring a dish to share.
If SANGRIA is not you drink of choice byob.
AND...
Let the office know if you are attending.


Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

City Nature Challenge


Four days in April, the 27 - 30 we are trying to document as many
animal/plant species as we can find in the RGV. 

You don't have to know what you are reporting, someone else will figure that out. If you take a picture with the camera on your phone and then send it via the iNaturalist app or (iNaturalist.org for computers) you will be adding to our list of documented species. 

Even if you and I know this is a common sight in the RGV, take a picture of it and send it in.  We are competing against a number of other cities to see who has the greatest rate of participation, the largest number of observations and the greatest number of species identified.

Join in and help the RGV win this thing.

To count for the contest all observations (pictures) must be made on those four days.  Do a practice report or two just to see how it all works, then save the rest of your searching and reporting for April 27 - 30! 

Need help? 
Talk to Tom Butler, Lot 44.

Monday, April 2, 2018

March Winds AGAIN!


March winds continue to blow. 
The forecast winds for tomorrow is the
same as today, 20 to 25 MPH.
 
Sorry to do this again but the bicycle
ride for Tuesday April 3 is canceled.

Tom Butler
Lot 44

Last Dance!

Lets finish off the season in style. The last dance of the season will be Saturday at 7:30. Have fun and dance the night away.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Permit Information for Sandpipers Residents.

Recently there has been a number of violations of the "permit" rule so I'd like to explain it more thoroughly. 

There are still water conservation edicts in place so make sure you apply to the office for permits so we can scatter times
to preserve water pressure. 
Permits required for:
Washing RV's, cars, houses, pets.
No permit required for washing bicycles.

Also notice to the office required for planting, in the ground,  anything near your house/RV.  We are trying to prevent termite infestation and snakes.  No creeping plants, no plants near the fence line.  Exceptions granted for containers holding artificial soil. 

No plastic flowers, statues or garden ornaments including gnomes and other fantasy themes.  Permit required for any garden water feature.

Permits also required for wearing clothing during warm weather.  This is a nudist park!

All golf carts, cars and motorcycles/bicycles MUST be retrofitted with a speed limiting device preset at 10 mph, available at the office for a reasonable fee.

And please register your smart phone with the office. Problems have arisen because of some phones ability to take pictures, so once a month bring your phone to the office so a staff member can verify your compliance with our "no pictures" rule.

Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.