Friday, July 15, 2022

On the 'lido deck'......

 7:50 am - Friday - July 15th - Likely, CA - 65° F, humidity 33%, wind 1 mph out of the east by southeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 93° F.  On this date in 2015 TLE and I were having an early dinner at Classic Cue in South Lake tacos and a pitcher of Downtown Brown, of course.......↴

TLE and I always look forward to 'The Open' (aka: British Open).  We can get up, get a cup of coffee and step out onto the 'lido deck' to watch it as long as we wish.   The first golfers teed off at 1 am PST, so by the time we sat down to begin watching 7 hours had already passed.  We watched virtually every single golfer play 18 holes.  The tournament was on for 12 hours, so it was nice to be able to fast forward through the!  We remained out side until just after noon time when the rising temps chased us inside to the A/C cooled, comfortable confines of the Newell.

By 2 pm I had seen pretty much all I needed to see so I took my inspiration over to the Clubhouse to work on my short game, which has improved a lot over the past couple of weeks, but I needed to hit more balls to get a better feel around the green.  I spent an hour hitting balls from inside 40 yards onto the putting green, and finally got to where I could get 3-4 balls close to the hole out of each 5 to translate that onto the course, which I will attempt to do Friday morning, which will be right after I finish today's missive.

After watching a couple of recorded programs ('Alone', and 'The Old Man' with Jeff Bridges) we headed out to the 'lido deck' around 8:15 pm to listen to music (Sinatra) sip some single malt, smoke a cigar (moi), enjoy the darkening skies, and gentle evening breezes.  Life is good in Likely, CA.

This picture says it it good!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Glad you two are enjoying your time there! The Old Man is one of the best shows to come along in a while.

    1. I wish I knew who you were anonymous, but yeah, it is a very interesting series!

    2. Sorry, Clarke, didn't mean to make my comment anonymously. Me and technology!


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