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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Recreational Pursuits

I started off my vacation by trying something new. Ed has always been an avid golfer. It's worked out well because Cynthia's husband, Andrew loves it too. We've had many nice days where the guys golfed and we rode, meeting up for dinner after.

A few weeks ago Andrew asked if we wanted to participate in a 'Nine and Dine'. This is where people play nine holes of golf and then have dinner at the clubhouse. It sounded like fun. At first the thought was that Cynthia and I would tag along in the golf cart and drink wine. However, you can imagine that I would allow an activity to go on around me without participating. I stated that I wanted to play too.

Cynthia and I rode in the morning. Carmen was a bit of a challenge. It was interesting because she was really testing my resolve that we actually would go into corners and bend and not speed up. But I stayed with it. I honestly thought that I was going to have a massive explosion but that never materialized. Even when Cynthia and Irish left to make a tack adjustment. We finished up with a hack and then came into the house for some strawberry shortcake.

We picked up the guys back in the city and headed to the golf course. I wanted to play but didn't want to hold up the others who were actual golfers. But I needn't have worried. Andrew turned out to be an excellent teacher.  There was lots of great instruction. I had no qualms about picking up my ball and walking it closer so that I didn't hold up the play. I made some half-decent shots and some laughable ones. There was a fluke where I actually out drove Ed. Cynthia drove the golf cart and was also the wine fairy. Afterwards the group had dinner and it was delicious. I do like to try new things. This was fun and I think I might even want to try it again.
I still think that it would be a nice place to ride. 
Ed and I spent the night came home this morning. Guinness and I went to the feed store. He was so good- staying with me, waiting when I stopped and greeting people politely. I put him in a sit-stay and he was so good. Even when someone came up he just looked at them "Sorry, I'd love to say hi but I have to sit right now' . I was so proud of him.

I had some plans to ride but in the end I decided I wanted to be lazy. Instead I gave Carmen a nice groom. She was quite affectionate and I told her that tomorrow we would play in the ring.

You won't be giving me up for golf are you? 


And one more thing: Karen has her own blog and you should check it out: The Reflective Rider



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15 comments:

  1. That's all I ever think when I see golf courses: that'd be a nice place to ride.

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    1. I know: rolling hills, the holes are marked, clear paths to gallop. sigh.

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  2. Golf is more frustrating than horses. At least I can blame Gem for some things. With golf it is just hitting a ball with a stick yet it is so very hard.

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    1. LOL, I can always blame my club! :D

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  3. Golfing sounds like fun! I am not coordinated enough to manage it, but sounds like you're a quick study! 😀

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    1. I think all the barn chores have given me strength! I was kind of fun though.

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  4. I feel like I could get very very into golf haha. Maybe wouldn't be any good at it, but it sounds like a cool challenge. Anyway glad your vacation started off so well!

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    1. You should try it! After all why have just one time consuming hobby when you could have two?!

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    2. lol that's basically exactly why i have *not* pursued trying it haha ;)

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  5. Fun! You are picking up golf in the right way!

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    1. The company made it good as well. No one got bent out of shape because I wasn't following the rules.

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  7. I'm better at golf after at least 3 beers...any golf before 3 beers is literally hit or miss. Night golf though, that's my jam. I love hitting glowing balls around a neon course!

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    1. The wine certainly helped. We don't have night golf here but it sounds fun.

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