After moving back to the lower 48, I have bought an RV and have been living on the road.
By: joealaska , 3:38 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
The day after the bad weather I headed down into Texas. Interstates, as I wanted to make up some miles. I saw a golf course in Mount Pleasant, and I played it. The golf magic had left my body, and I stumbled onward. Yet, I still enjoyed.
My plan was to check out the apartment I lived in 25 years ago in Garland, Texas. Check out the store they closed with me at the helm. RICHARDSON.
But I really did not want to get into traffic-war. So I headed north from Rockwall on several small roads. It was rush hour morning traffic. FINALLY I popped out from population and headed out into the open range.
When I got to Wichita Falls, I flew though and saw no golf courses. Then it got to SLIM PICKINS as I drove westward. I gave up. I headed for LUBBOCK, which has 6 or 7 courses. Dean and I have played there, but the course JOHN C. PITTMAN is no longer on the map. Could have closed, could have changed names. All I know, is I played it. Had a hat as a remembrance, but alas it has self-imploded.
I called a couple local courses Friday night. They said Saturday morning looked crowded.
OH WELL. CRUISE ONWARD.
I saw a sign for a golf course as I was the leaving the greater Lubbock area. I drove right by it. Saw about 6 holes. But it was soon after I had left on the big cruise, and it was COLD at that time. I had prematurely dressed in shorts. Assuming I was teeing off later...
I cruised onward with much hesitance.
TODAY I had committed to pulling in early at some hotel, so I could pots some photos and post a blog. And I did this. The COMFORT INN in Moriarity, New Mexico.
They had multiple internet channels, God love ‘em. I pulled in mid-afternoon, wanting to post and load photos. I hooked up for about an hour. Then I got booted, and tried to get back on. Nothing. So I was unable to load photos, OK? Deal with it!
I wasted a few hours. If I had photos to load
Sunday I was at Dean’s house early. We ended up taking his 6-wheel Polaris for an 18 mile ride, and back. Then there was a large part of a pig that was being roasted. It all ended well.
As usual, I had trouble sleeping. I laid awake, TIRED and wanting to go to bed early...I think I laid there for five hours or so. Then sleep.
I took route 371 from I-40 to Farmington. Nice ride, but it got BREEZIER as I drove north. There were a couple places where the sand was drifting over the highway.
Farmington is home of a great golf course... PINION HILLS. Dean as well as I have played it several times. It is recognizes nationally as a course with gret playing value. Low price, great course.
There are a lot of ups and downs with the holes. Many sand traps. And the greens.... TRIPLE TIERED. Three distinct levels, and a 2 foot deep slope from one level to the next.
Now halfway into loading trip pics, WeatherUnderground says I cannot do the downloading anymore. Try again later.
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