Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Crikey Reminder!

Save the Date: Friday, January 30th starting at 4:00 p.m.
  Tom and Louise Butler (Lot 44) are planning a traditional Super Happy Hour and Open House to celebrate the one year anniversary of their trip to Australia and New Zealand. 
Everyone in the park is invited to join us at Lot 44
(Yes, we will spill onto the street, grass, neighbors...
onion field...who knows. But don't park on the grass, according to management.)
 Barbeque sandwiches, paper plates, napkins
and cutlery will be provided by the hosts. 
 Please bring your own chair and drinks. 
If you want to bring a dish to share, good on ya, mate.
There will also be a prize awarded to the person who comes closest to guessing the total number of photos
 Tom took on the trip
(including the Fiji Nude Cruise that finished the vacation).
  E-mail your guess to louisebutler@earthlink.net.
We can't wait to see you on Friday, Jan. 30th.

From the Heart Adopt A Family Auction

Below is a list of just some of the items donated for the 2015 Adopt a Family Auction which will be held at the Pavilion on Saturday January 31st starting at 3:00pm.
Beach hike with lunch, a couple of baskets of kitchen goodies and one with cheese & wine, pies, maple syrup, a mobile or motorhome wash, massage, ice cream and sorbet, Czech pastries, note cards, handmade scarves and an afghan...and dinners!  Italian, Indian, Mexican, Steak, Shrimp, a Cajun boil...and more, so much more!!!!
Bid high and bid often!!
This auction will support our efforts to ensure that needy families in our area will enjoy a Christmas that without our help would go without.

Come and join us on Saturday at 3:00pm and help support our efforts. 

See you there, 

Mary & John (Lot 5)


Monday, January 26, 2015

Ladies Day for Feb.

Ladies day for next month is on February 26. 
 Meet at gate 11:00am.
We will have lunch at the New York Deli. 

 And don't be surprised if there is a bit of shopping afterward!
 Reservations must be made by Feb 19TH. 
Call or email Karen Hazlett

Friday, January 23, 2015


 We are going to have a Surprise Flash Mob
for "J" at Lot 401 on Monday, January 26, at 4 PM sharp.
 Come by and sing Happy Birthday.
No gifts, No cards, No Problems!

We are trying to keep it a surprise
so please don't mention it to "J".

Bob and Carma

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bike Ride Report...From Tom & Louise!

Today we rode our bicycles through the Solar System!
On today’s bike ride on the bike trail next to Bicentennial Boulevard in McAllen we were discussing the solar system. 
 There is a really great scale model of the solar system just south of Nolana on Bicentennial Boulevard. 
 It turns out that the evening sky is reinforcing some of the things we were talking about.  You can see all four of the rocky inner planets this evening in the sky.  Look to the west just above where the setting sun is fading and you will notice Venus first, then as the sky darkens you may be able to see Mars and Mercury in the positions shown on this diagram of the sky. 
The sky is shown for January 21 so on the 21st you will see the Moon next to Venus.  Each night the Moon climbs higher in the sky.  On the 22nd it will be next to Mars and on the 23rd it will be above all the other planets.  Mercury will not be visible for more than a few nights so if you miss it now it will be several months until it reappears in the morning sky.  Mars will be slowly sinking in the sky in the next few weeks and Venus meanwhile is rising higher each evening.
By the way, I mentioned only three planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars.  Look down at your feet and there is Earth!
The commentary below this diagram is from Sky and Telescope Magazine, the source of this information.  There is a link in the message below if you want to read more.

CPR & AED (defibrillator) Course

We are organizing a CPR & AED (defibrillator) course
to be held on Wednesday, January 28th at 4PM in Flip Flopz.
This will be be approximately 2 hours long
 at a cost of $30 per person. 
 If interested, please contact Paul or Judy at Lot #404
to sign up and pay for the course before Monday January 26th. 
 Thank you. 
   Paul & Judy Kelly

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Art Forgers and Starry Nights!

We had a great time at the Tipsy Canvas in McAllen yesterday.  The instructor was very patient with us and the food was great.  I wasn't allowed to taste the wine since I was a designated driver.  When Steve saw my painting he was impressed and offered to frame it.  (Don't you love supportive partners?)
  Can't wait to do this again.