Saturday, September 24, 2022

Back on course......

 9:09 am - Saturday - September 24th - Likely, CA - 56° F, humidity 39%, wind 1 mph out of the east.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 82° F.  On this date in 2018 TLE and I were riding our bicycles along Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT......↴


As we edge toward departure day our minds are thinking ahead to our travels south, and things which we must take care of before we get to our next seasonal job.  TLE has already made an eye appointment at the COSTCO near Carson City, NV for October 11th.  The work days seem to be flying by, and now we only have 8 work days left.  We are close to our last Amazon orders.....at some point there will not be enough days left for orders to reach us here at LPG&RVR before we leave.  If we order anything after a certain date we'll have to list our new shipping address at Glamis North Hot Springs.  We're starting to dismantle our setup here in site #55, and put a few things away.  That familiar 'hitch itch' feeling is returning after 6 months of dormancy......time to change our view!

We began day 1 of our 4 days off work with another out and back walk to Jess Valley Road......


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.....once again we averaged just over 3.6 mph on the 2+ mile walk.

We spent most of the morning, and early afternoon watching the 'Presidents Cup' (golf), then around 3 pm (after the final group finished their round...the U.S. leads 8-2 after day 2) we headed over to the Clubhouse to play 9 holes (back 9 this time).  I hit about 20 balls at the driving range (haven't hit a bucket of balls for several weeks.....my lower back was stiff, but feels good now) to dial in my swing, then chipped a few balls onto the putting green, and then putted for about 5 minutes.  All of the pre-round work paid off.  I was just off the green lying 2 on the 10th hole, and managed to bogey the hole.  On hole #11 (3 par) I drove the green and two putted for my par.  On the 12th hole (dog leg right, par 4) I was just off the green in two, but did not hit my chip well, and ended up with a double bogey.  On the 13th (dog leg left, par 4) I hit my best drive on that hole this season, and was on the green in two, and got my par with a two putt effort.  The 14th hole is a 500 yard par 5, and for the first time I was over the creek in two shots.  I hit my 3rd shot (nice 5 wood) to within 10 feet of the hole, and got another bogey.  Next up is the 15th, which is called 'Boomerang'  (looks like a hockey stick).  I chose to hit a 3 wood cutting the corner, and ended up with my ball 50 yards from the hole.  I ended up with a bogey on that hole, and then came the par 3 16th hole with the elevated tee box.....my favorite hold on the course.  I hit a beautiful 7 iron which was headed right for the green, and hit the green, but bounded off the green a few yards.  I chipped onto the green, and got another bogey with a two putt.  I kind of messed up my tee shot on 17, had to take a drop out of the sage brush, but hit a great second shot (5 wood) to within 50 yards of the hole, then hit a nice chip, and managed a double bogey.  On the final hole (18) I hit a drive to within 100 yards of the hole, then a nice 8 iron onto the green, and got my par with a two put, just missing a birdie by an inch.  So, after not playing a round in a month I managed to play pretty well Friday, and my back feels great as I write.

We got home around 5:30 pm, and I immediately took a nap....all that good golf, and fresh air got me in a nap mood for sure.  Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. This seems like an ideal summer job for you two...are you signing up for next year, or future years??? (I know you still have your eye on Alaska, I hope 2023 is the year for that!)

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    1. Hi again Dave! Funny you should ask about Alaska.....our current plans call for us going to Alaska the summer of 2024! Also, we have already signed up for next year at LPG&RVR....we love it here!

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