Casa Grande Arizona

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We are finally settled into our site in Palm Creek RV and Golf Resort and are surrounded by Albertans arriving here for the winter. We are going to play a lot of pickle ball and learn more about this game of golf. We both signed up for 4 lessons at Mission Royale Golf Course from the pro, Ryan. Most days started at 7:30 am with challenging games of pickle ball with Thor, from BC, and Chris, from Seattle. Then onto golf in the afternoon, either a lesson or the driving range. Trying to get better at golf so I can keep up with Alex and Karen Currie, great golfers, when they came to visit us for the day. After playing golf with Alex and Karen on the Par 3 golf course in Palm Creek I realized that I have a long way to go before my golf is up to their standard.   Continue reading

Oracle, Az, Biosphere 2

On Nov 1st we drove up to explore the Bioshere 2 site, in Oracle, AZ. It is a 3.14 acre, approximately 2 1/2 football fields, structure originally built to be an artificial, materially closed ecological system, constructed between 1987-1991. From Sept 26, 1991 to Sept 26, 1993, eight people lived within the Bioshere 2 growing and producing their own foods. They all survived, however, they did have to pump up the oxygen level that dropped from 20% to 14%, which is equivalent to the oxygen available at 13,400 feet. Some scientists criticized the project. One view of Bioshere 2 stated that it was “the most exciting scientific project to be undertaken in the US since President Kennedy launched us toward the moon.” Continue reading