Posts by Floyd Gripman

Brain Work

Do you work brain fitness into your wellness routine? One resident recently attended a mind-focused exercise class and found out how much fun it is to try things.

I Heart NY

One resident recalls the dismay of getting lost — and thrill of finding his way — through downtown New York City traffic.

A Paradise Valley Estates Joint Venture

We partnered with residents to transform a natural area within our master-planned community into garden all residents could enjoy.


Resident Floyd Gripman shares memories from his childhood growing up in Michigan.

Beverly Hillbillies

In 1984, our former neighbors, the Partons from Mansfield Ohio, came to visit us at our new home in Mission Viejo, CA.

Diamond Mining

Firestone Tire International Co. sent me to Sierra Leone to sell earthmover tires to the diamond mines.

Agony and Misery: Cycling and Other Adventures

Fast-forward (quite) a few years, and here at PVE I was invited to join a group of cycling enthusiasts known as the PVE Pedalers.