Pebblecreek (Goodyear, AZ)
By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
We moved to Arizona just about a year ago and we are really enjoying our new community, PebbleCreek.  It is different to live in the desert, but it has been fun to learn about our new environment.  We see quail and rabbits all of the time.  Those bunnies do love to eat our new plants! The quail are just plain goofy and make us laugh.  We also see the occasional roadrunner, another bird that proves God has a sense of humor.  Coyotes also make an appearance from time to time. A few days ago, was the best surprise of all, though.  We were driving our golf cart, on our way to play pickleball, when we spotted what we thought was a big kitty cat.  We followed it and watched it saunter through the neighborhood.  It was a bobcat and it was beautiful!This is the kind of kitty that you do not get...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
It has been HOT lately, so we thought it would be fun to float down the Salt River.  The drive is only about an hour drive East of Goodyear.  We used Salt River Tubing for our tubes and our shuttle rides.  It was only $25 dollars and they really make it easy.  It really was a refreshing morning.  The water was perfect!We even had the chance to see some wild horses enjoying some time riverside, too.Video highlights of the Salt RiverFloating the Salt RiverFloating the Salt River with a few big birds and, of course,Floating the Salt River with a few wild horsesIf you take a look at the videos, I would really appreciate some feedback.  One of the three did great.  One did okay and one did fair.  I did get 9 new subscribers in 24 hours.  Likes, comments and suggestions are all welcome.  Than...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
Pickleball is big at PebbleCreek.  We have an awesome pickleball club with lots of talented members and we have lots of pickleball courts.  On Memorial Day, our club was able to bring in a Pickleball Hall of Fame guest player, Mark "Yoda" Friedenberg, to play some exhibition games with some of our top players.  It was really fun to watch the high level of play and get a chance to meet Mark.After the exhibition matches, they gave us all a chance to put our name tags into a hat for the chance to play with or against Mark.  My name was picked!  I teamed up with Mark for one game.  Here he is imparting some of his knowledge to the relatively new kid on the block.  Yes, I do have a lot to learn!It was a very fun experience and I am very thankful to our PebbleCreek Pickleball Club for putting...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
We have always loved to work in our yard and create beautiful landscapes.  When we decided to move to Goodyear, AZ., we were not sure how we would adapt.  It turns out that we have adapted quite well, as long as, we have really good gloves.  It seems like most plants here have something sharp on them. The first two plants that we added to our yard were a Barrel Cactus and the floppy cactus pictured above.  The floppy cactus just took off and look at all of those beautiful blossoms.  We have had over 25 flowers this year.  The only downside is that the rabbits love to eat the flowers.     The blooms only last for a day, so when I see the rabbits commit their dirty deeds, I understand Elmer Fudd so much better...Kill the Wabbit! ! !  Look at the little guy.  He seems to be mocking me. 😳Ne...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
I have been an avid baseball fan for my whole life, but have never made it to a Cactus League Game (spring training in Arizona).  It is something that I have been looking forward to doing for years, but I had never made it a priority.  Last Monday, that all changed.  My buddy, Jim, called me and invited me to the Reds v. Rockies game at Goodyear Park.  It was a blast!The ballpark was beautiful.  The spring-like weather was perfect for an evening game.  We really enjoyed watching the game between the Reds and the Rockies.  Jim and I had a wonderful time reminiscing about what we have been doing since High School in 1981.  We even had a Cincinnati Skyline Chile Dog.  It was not as good as you would get in Cincinnati, but it brought back some great memories of the game I saw in Cincinnati ...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
My partner, Erik Knak, and I had a very good day on the courts at PebbleCreek's recent pickleball tournament.  We met some great friendly competition.  The first team we played in the tournament played us very well and won third place.  They beat us the first game and really made us work hard in games two and three.  The score of games two and three were, 11-9, 11-9.  The match really could have gone either way.  We were all already exhausted and we had just played three games.  We had 11 more games to go!We were fortunate to make it to the gold metal match and this is where it really became interesting.  We had beat this team 11-2, 11-3 in match play.  We started off the metal match at 9-0.  It looked like it was going to be a formality.  It was not.  They called a timeout and decided ...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
PebbleCreek is hosting a tournament this week and today's event will feature men's doubles.  It has been really fun watching friends compete in women's doubles and mixed doubles, but today my partner, Erik and I get to play at high noon at the O.K. Corral.  Well, it will not be that intense, but we do have our first match at noon. We have been hard at work getting ready and it will be tough.  I am moving up to the 3.5 division.  Win, loose or draw, it will be a blast.  The PebbleCreek tournament committee has done a great job putting this tournament together.  We are just hoping the wind will not kick up too much for today's events.  Wish us luck! 😎 PebbleCreek Center CourtBrian England, You are missing out on all of the fun! ! ! #pickleball #PebbleCreekPickleball #NoPickleballForBrian ...
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