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.|
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