Monday, April 24, 2017

Carting Balls

It was a great weekend with R.M. and friends with a road trip to Keeneland.   Plenty of food, drink and fun.  The only challenge was the seven holes of golf in the cold rain on Saturday.  Naturally, I had not played golf in the last two years so my performance was the worst of the four. 

The jabbing and kidding was in full steam from the moment my spiderweb clad golf bag was loaded in the car.   UGH.... said T.F. this is the heaviest golf bag I've ever picked up!  How many $%#$ balls do you have in the bag?  Well with my performance you just never know :)

A quick inventory of the bag after returning was evidence that I was prepared for any course and could maybe store some balls outside of the bag.  Thank goodness for golf carts!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Break Revisited

It was a wonderful Spring Break at Bald Head Island this last week.  Four perfect days with the beaches almost entirely to ourselves.  It was April of 1998 that we first visited this island which was just beginning to be developed.  Surviving the dot com crash and the housing bubble, the island has grown considerably yet maintained it's character of environment over commercial interests.

So it was a lot of reading, puzzling, kiting, walking the beach - definitely a comfortable place for introverts.  Luckily, R.M. dropped by (well not really given a 45 minute drive and the 30 minute ferry requirement) Wednesday evening with steaks and wine.  It was good to see my old college buddy.

Actually going bad to a place almost 20 years later brings to mind many memories - most of mine work pressure related.  This vacation had the opposite feel - very relaxing and no mental work distractions.  One thing constant - Old Baldy the lighthouse.  However it was under repair so there was no chance to walk to the top.