Hello again, fellow Creekers.
It looks like the nice summer weather is here. Last few days it’s been T-shirt weather. How nice is that? With the weather getting so nice up here, it means that the weather will start to get boiling hot in the Valley, which means the return of summer visitors to Rim Country.
I’ve already met a few friendly visitors, one of which stayed with us at Christopher Creek Lodge and caught a whole bunch of fish at Woods Canyon Lake three days in a row. He happily said, “They obviously just stocked it.”
The Spring Fling party was a huge success. I saw them setting up and preparing the site almost all day and when I stopped by, there was a packed house. Lynda St. John was on the keyboard and Wendy D’ancona on lead guitar. Dolores and Charlie sang and played the “gut bucket” base tub, plus Budlight John played it as well. We heard Merle Haggard and the guitar boogie among other great tunes.
There was lots of food and fun here in Christopher Creek and dancing under the stars. Thanks to Paula, Barbara, Jill, Joan and everyone else who helped out.
Here are the results of the Christopher Creek Chili Cook-off. First place, Chanel Fitch-Kirkpatrick; second place, Ben Cheney; and third place, Kelly O’neill (and this was Kelly’s first time ever cooking chili).
The Kentucky Derby pool winners were Anne Testa from Chandler and Jerry Nevlin from Gilbert.
I was just in the Tall Pines Market and they appear to have added a couple of new things to buy (although I still ended up just buying my normal beef jerky and Pepsi). It always has amazed me how they can fit so much stuff into that market — I can almost always find what I am looking for.
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