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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bentt Motorcycle Voyage and Meeting with Old Texas Friends

Lorna and I and three other couples completed a wonderful motorcycle trip to Tennessee, North Carolina and Missouri. We did the motorcycle rally ‘WingDing 40’ in Knoxville, TN for four days. From there we spent a week in Fontana Village Resort in North Carolina. This is minutes away from one of the world’s best motorcycling road called ‘Tail of the Dragon’. Fabulous riding all over this area but the ‘Tail’ is really beyond comprehension. It has 318 corners in 11 miles and climbs and drops over 1,100 feet in the process. Then we spent a week in Hollister, Missouri just outside Branson. Southern Missouri and northern Arkansas is also great riding country. The total trip was over 27 days and covered 6.515 miles or 10,585 kilometers.

Along our way we hooked up with some old friends from the Rio Grande Valley. 

Our first visit was to see Fran Bell from Alexandria, MN. Fran and two daughters greeted us with coffee and goodies and some great reminiscing. Fran and her late husband Jack wintered in Leisure World’s for many years on Palm Way, better known as the Alley. Fran, by the way, is a diligent watcher of the Leisure World Blog.

Then we hooked up with Stan and Sandi Quinn in Hendersonville, NC. These two spent several years in Leisure World before moving to Siesta Village. Both of them were huge into shuffleboard and I attribute much of my love of the game to coaching from Stan. They now live full time in NC and are still big into shuffling in that state.

We tried to connect with Mike and Karen Myers in Springfield, MO but they had a commitment in Kansas City. We did however have a nice phone call with them. They lost their park model 333 in Leisure World due to the flood. They hope to return to the RGV this winter but will rent somewhere in the valley.

On our return trip we hooked up with Ray and Denise Burnell in Richer, Manitoba. They were having a huge party on their farm but invited us to join them for a great breakfast and lots of reminiscing. It was so nice to see them again.

Finally we visited Betty Wikdahl in Winnepeg, Manitoba. Betty was my tournament shuffleboard mixed partner for 5 years. Many Leisure Worlder’s may remember watching her and I play in the two Leisure World tournaments from 2011 to 2015. Betty was a terror on the courts and so much fun to have as a partner.

We also had Janet Doerkson on our visit list, however Janet was enjoying a vacation to Prince Edward Island.

Lorna and I did do shuffleboard over the summer here at a curling rink in Edmonton. They put 12 plastic courts down on the curling rink floor. They are much faster than our Leisure World courts so it took some adapting to get the speed down. We wish Laverne Soetebier and all of the Leisure World shufflers a great winter season.

It is so sad to hear of all of the units being pulled out of Leisure World due to the flood damage. We doubt that we will get to south Texas this winter, but are hoping we can spend part of the winter in Arizona.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thank you from Priscilla

    Thanks to all of you who sent cards and calls of condolence to me on the passing of my dear father! I am so grateful for all the words of sympathy and encouragement! I really appreciate your kindness!

Priscilla Gonzalez

Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome Y'all - It's almost Fall!

The Welcome Mat is out. We're looking for you!

Our resident decorating guru, Judy Hukill, has been busy. See her other decorations elsewhere in the park.

Updates on Open Spaces

Last Friday, September 14th, we were riding around the park with camera in hand and captured these photos of the many Open Spaces we all now see.

On Pindo Palm looking to the Northwest corner of LW. One of the "Hilton" units can be seen in the background. Camera located at 513 the home of Jesse & Annesta Bennett.

From the middle of Palmetto Palm Drive looking towards the Rec Hall. You can just barely see Wally B's place on the extreme left.

Looking south on King Palm from the corner at Pindo Palm
Looking south towards the gate on Queen Palm. The RV storage area is on the right.
The other side of Queen Palm looking toward the office and gate.

On Palm Blvd. in front of the office. Note the orange band on the palm tree in the center of the picture. This marks the water level during the flood. Rob & Marybeth Chandler's home, 157, was across the street where you see the remnant of the patio cover.
Looking south on Queen Palm from the office. Lots of open space!
The open space between the office and Mary Davis' place, Lot 150. Look closely and see the flood water level marked by the orange band on the light pole towards the right hand side of the picture. 

Carol Slater

Dear Leisure World Friends,

    It has been brought to my attention that I did not let you know that our dear friend, Carol Slater, passed away several weeks ago. Please forgive me for the oversight. Upon receiving the call of her passing, I immediately got on the phone to a number of people to let them know and completely overlooked the blog.

    As you may remember we had a farewell party for Carol on March 10th during the time her daughter Lynn and family were here to help her move to their home in Sioux City, Iowa. We had the pleasure of visiting with Carol in Sioux City on three occasions during the May to July time frame. She was always happy to see us and was peaceful with her new surroundings.

    The Sioux City Journal carried a brief announcement that Carol had "died on August 19, 2018 at home with her family following multiple battles with cancer."

Photo taken during farewell party on March 10, 2018. L-R: daughter Lynn Miles, grandson Jordan, Carol, Matt's daughter, Tori Miles and Lynn's husband, Matt Miles.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pictorial Directory available

The Leisure World Pictorial Directory has arrived. Residents, who are pictured, may obtain a free copy by contacting Scotty Marriner at Lot 221. They are also available at the Tuesday Park Meeting in the Hall. There are extra copies and they will be made available after participating residents have received their copy. Contact Scotty to place your name on the "extra" list.

Hilton Becomes History

One of the casualties of the June flood was the apartments affectionately known as "The Hilton". Workers are in the process of dismantling them and removing the units from the park as caught by our camera yesterday. Most, but not all, of the flood damaged mobiles and park models have been removed and clean-up continues.