Darke Side of the Moon

We travelled to Greenville, Ohio to join the Darke Side of the Moon Solar Eclipse 2024. The local Airstream club organized 160 Airstreams to gather at the Darke County Fairgrounds. We joined the Wisc-UP group to watch the event together.

Kelly did his best to capture images with his iPhone and with his Celestron C90mm Spotting Scope (a gift from Greg Noble) and our 10 year old Canon Alpha A6000 camera. It was hard to get the focus perfect, but I think there are a couple of good pictures. It was amazing how dark it got; pictures and video do not do it justice. It was really cool.

Visits: 47

Left Arizonia, Headed East

Today, we left Palm Creek after spending 3+ months there. We really enjoyed our stay. Pam did lots of activities like sewing, quilting, woodworking and pottery. We golfed and played pickleball together. Made more friends we will look forward to seeing again next year.

Now, we are headed east to Greenville, OH to participate in an Airstream Rally to see the Full Solar Eclipse on April 8th.

After the rally, we will head pack to Wisconsin. We have rented an apartment starting in mid-April in New Richmond for 6 moths while we build our new home on Squaw Lake. We have all our permits and a signed contract with our builder. If nothing goes sideways, we will break ground May 1st.

Pam’s car: We drove it back to Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago and then flew back to Arizonia. It is sitting in the snow, waiting for us to return. We also left Billy with Pam’s mom, so we are excited to get home and see him. We miss that grumpy old guy!

Visits: 48

Pam got a New Car & Kelly is working.

This week, we finally found a great deal on a beautiful car for Pam. We are both excited to not be a 1 truck family anymore.

We purchased a 2017 Mercedes Benz E400 Convertible with under 43,000 miles. We have been looking for over a year when we test drove this beauty. Pam ended up loving the colors, and Kelly is really happy with 3.0L V6 with twin turbos. It is quick but can still get 30mpg on the highway. For a 6+ year old car, it is in really good shape.

House update: Kelly is collecting the final bids from the contractors; we hope to sign commitments next week and break ground May 1st.

Life updates: Pam is having a great time with her new hobbies of sewing and pottery. Hopefully pictures in our next post. She has also started making cutting boards in the workshop and continues to play pickleball multiple time per week and golfs with Kelly on Fridays.

Kelly continues to golf 3 times per week and help Pam in the woodshop as well as play pickleball a couple times per week. The bigger news is that he is consulting / contracting with his old company, Syntegon in New Richmond. He is working 10 hours a week and really enjoying it. Working Tuesday & Thursday mornings.

Visits: 64

Christmas Day Golf

Pam and I golfed 18 holes of golf at Palm Creek on Christmas; all golf was free on Christmas! We had a fun day enjoying the course and playing a nice round of golf; Palm Creek is a nice Par 3 course and an easy walk with our new 4-Wheel carts.

The other day, we played golf in a couple’s scramble and our foursome took second place with a score of 2 under (52). We then we played pickleball in the evening; we were the last ones playing and had to turn all the lights off.

Last night we enjoyed the hot tub. Life is great!

Visits: 61

Palm Creek – Casa Grande, AZ

On Friday, December 22nd, we arrived back at Palm Creek Resort in Casa Grande, Arizonia. We are here for 3 months leaving at the end of March.

We are ready for the active 55+ lifestyle again. Starting Pickleball on Sunday and Golf after Christmas. Pam is signed up for Sewing classes to use her new Brother sewing machine. She is also looking forward to starting back up in the woodshop. Kelly starts back up with his golf group on Wednesday and plans to golf in the 18-hole league on Monday’s.

Lots of improvements over the summer. They now serve beer and wine at the cafe and at the sports facilities. The grass is green and lush. very happy to be back.

This year, we moved across the street to Site 109. We think it will be nicer to have the warm evening sun setting behind the trailer.

It appears there are vacation rentals available January – March in case anyone want to come visit.

Visits: 62

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