Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sierra Vista, AZ - Fun with Matt

May 7, 2010 we ate out at a very nice Mexican Restaurant with Matt and came back to the Musemobile (our Winnebago and still no sponsorship offers) for conversation.

We ended up using Skype to talk with...

... Laetitia in Belgium at 5:00 am her time. It was a lovely conversation with a lovely young lady.

May 8, 2010 we were up early enjoying the warmth of the morning sun and a great view of the mountains.

The next thing we knew Matt was at the Musemobile ready for golf at Mountain View Golf Course. The starter waved us onto the vacant tee box to start the game.

Matt was in great form and had brought along his friend...

... Rami a really great guy who is just learning the game and did great for his first time on a regulation course.

The course had really tough rough composed of weeds and dirt but the fairways and greens were in great shape.

Some of the views were awesome...

... and it took full concentration to stay out of trouble.

Hazards were everywhere...

... and the course was well marked to help with the game.

As you can see it was a really great place for golf and the weather was warm but never hot.

I think I enjoyed the views as much as the game.

For a public course Mountain View Golf Course is a bargain.

It seemed every hole had it's own unique view...

... and own unique challenges.

It may be hard to tell but on this hole Matt had a really difficult put from about 40 feet downhill and over two terraced areas while I waited by the hole.

The next hole was a great par three with a Rattlesnake Hazard...

... and it was all down hill with a rattlesnake gully behind and to the right.

The wind started to pick up and was blowing pretty hard on the back nine...

... giving us a really long and difficult shot across a pond.

Did I mention there were mountains all around us and the town itself, where we are, is 4645 feet. By Comparison Cajon pass in the San Bernadino mountains of California is 4,190 feet and Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts is 3,491 feet.

Yes, this IS High Desert.

The sky was partly cloudy with plenty of blue as we headed back to the clubhouse to end the 18 holes. I had a great time playing the round with Matt and Rami.

When we got home Sharyn and I enjoyed the sunset as Matt went home for some rest after a long day.

The sunset and high clouds made a perfect end of a perfect day...


Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen beat me by 85 points but I didn't mind after the day golfing with my son.

Quote of the Day ~
"The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf-it's almost a law." ~ H. G. Wells (English Novelist, Journalist, Sociologist and Historian. Best known for his science fiction books. 1866-1946)

Looks like a winner

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