This week started out with Mark & Connie Miller visiting us, our good friends from the Cascadia Caravan. They stopped by Casa Grande on their way to the Cajun Country Caravan. We met at Dukes Bar at Francisco Grande Resort. John Wayne loved Francisco Grande as he kept a penthouse suite at the top of the hotel where he often stayed since he co-owned the largest cattle ranch in North America to the west of the property. Afterwards, Mark & Connie followed us to Palm Creek to see Billy and get a tour of the resort.
On Tuesday, we headed north to Pheonix to watch a Brewers vs Cubs game at American Family Fields. What a great little ballpark to watch a ball game. We had great seats behind first base. Kelly almost caught a foul ball and then got close to 2 balls throw to the crowd by first baseman Rowdy Tellez. The Brewer’s won 6 to 3 on 3 home runs.
Wednesday night and Thursday morning, it rained quite a bit. The front nine on the golf course was shut down due to flooded holes. Thursday evening, we walked over and took some cool night photos with the palm tree lights reflecting off the standing water on hole #7. Also, the night sky after the sun set was beautiful with the trees and the water.
The rest of the week, we continue to play golf and pickleball. Pam took a group pickleball lesson on Saturday. We continue to get our steps for the Camino de Santiago walking challenge. Kelly is 42% complete and has walked 202 miles. Pam is 38% done with 185 miles. We have received a couple more post cards.
Finally, for those who want to see the magazine article / plans to make Pam’s Rolling Pin of Many Colors, here they are. It is 4 pages of illustrated instructions from beginning to end. The article was in the premier edition of Woodturning Design Magazine in 2004.