Sunday, June 4, 2023

Almost like home.....

 9:12 am - Sunday - June 4th - LPG&RVR - 63° F, humidity 41%, wind 2 mph out of the east.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 82° F.  On this date in 2011 TLE and I were riding our bicycles along the Santa Ana River Trail near Riverside, CA......↴

As it should be on days off from work, TLE and I slept in until after 7:30 am Saturday.  This is one of the joys of this job we have at LPG&RVR.  We work hard for four days, and then sleep-in for four days.  After the whirlwind drive to Redding, and back it felt like 3 of our days had already been used, but we really still have 3 days left on our four day weekend, and sweeter yet, two of those days are real weekend days meaning all TV's are tuned to the latest PGA tournament....Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in Ohio at Muirfield Village where all the top names in golf are playing this weekend.

After typing my latest 'day in the life' post TLE and I took a walk up Likely Place Road to Hamel Way to take a look at the 12 new full time sites which were just completed, just recently inspected by the State of California, and declared fit for occupancy.  People who have been on the waiting list for a few years have been moving into those new sites pretty steadily since then....

Our post walk picture

It has occurred to me that I write about weeding and raking sand traps, mowing tee boxes, and removing goose/duck leavings, but have rarely posted pictures of those specific sites, so today I will endeavor to take you on a tour of my golf course responsibilities.....

Tee boxes at the 3rd hole after goose/duck 'leavings' removal, and mowing

I mow all the grass from the entrance to the four 3rd hole tee boxes (blue, white, red & yellow) to the end of the yellow tee box....takes about 30 minutes just for this stretch

The 12th hole is about a 100 yards to the east of  the 3rd hole, and this is one of the sand traps I weed and rake

This is the blue tee box for the 4th hole which I mow around

The sand trap at the 4th hole

The blue tee box at the 15th hole (the lone restroom, other than the one at the Clubhouse on the golf course is in the picture)

The sand trap at the 15th hole.....the largest of the four.....about the size and depth of a wading pool

The blue tee box at the 16th hole

White tee box at the 16th hole

Red tee box at the 16th hole

Yellow tee box at the 16th hole

I mow the grass between the entrance of the 17th hole down to the yellow tee box in the distance

Blue, white, red 7 yellow tee boxes at the 17th hole

And last, but not least, the sand trap at the 18th hole

.....I neglected to take pictures of the 10th hole tee boxes, which I also mow, but I will on Tuesday.

I spent some time weeding the grass for our site (#55), and then pulled out one of the anti gravity chairs to watch some of the Memorial Tournament....I'm pretty sure there was at least one nap during that time.

Around 3:45 pm TLE and I drove over to the Clubhouse for the weekly putting contest....

The participants

The venue, or lose the weekly putting contests are always fun, and festive.  Most everyone brings an adult beverage, and we all laugh, and have a great time.  Mike Bratzler, who conducts the weekly contests, plays the National Anthem, while we all stand with hats in hand.  He's played the Chis Stapleton version the past two weeks, and that has to be one of the best renditions I have ever heard.  On this day I putted well, and got to the 3rd round where I beat myself on two consecutive holes.  Nonetheless, the quality, and consistency of my putting in the first two rounds encouraged me, and, frankly, on the first 3 holes of the third round.  The longer we are here, the more LPG&RVR feels like home....

Chris Stapleton's Super Bowl LVII (57) 
performance of our National Anthem

.....we were home, with smiles upon our faces, by 6 pm.  

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