I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 5:02 AM GMT on May 14, 2013
OK, it is a bit more difficult to post pics or blogs when you are visiting someone... RIGHT DOT ?
So I am trying to get back on track.
I headed south, unexpectedly, from Colorado Springs to see my pal CASA in New Mexico. The reason I went south was weather, heavy rain. It was heavy enough to get me thinking about hydroplaning while doing 75 on I-25 south.
The weather suddenly cleared as I approached the New Mexico / Colorado border. It was sunny. So I pulled over to play golf at RATON Golf Course. Very nice, with a herd of deer I had to hit over on one hole. It resulted in no injuries. No venison.
I had trouble reaching CASA, who knew I was on the way, but not so close. So I pulled over in nearby Santa Fe.
We eventually connected and made plans for golf the next day. We would meet at Cochiti Pueblo.
Southwest of Santa Fe. It has been many years since we played there. Nice course!
The round of golf was great. Interesting weather, competition at its best. CASA beat me most of the round, but I hit a big birdie on #17 that took it all back. Imagine the frustration!
Then I followed him back to his house where I would stay a couple days. This included some miles of dirt and gravel roads.
SATURDAY was an OFF GOLF day. I was pretty sore after playing 4 days in a row. And CASA had his kids playing T-ball baseball. So I went and watched the kids hit T-balls.
It was great. These are young kids. 1st and 2nd grade
There are MANY people on the field. Players and several coaches. Umpires.
They call it a “game” but it was not. Just a bunch of fun.
If you could hit the ball, just keep running and all will work out. Defense was not an issue at this point. Of course, there were those kids who eventually slowed from a run and just walked to first base after getting a hit, and the defensive throws went awry.
Everyone slid home, even if it was completely unneeded.
Sunday, CASA, his buddy Jerry, and myself went to golf at PAAKO RIDGE. We have played there several times, it is a great nationally rated course. My golf sucked.
Today I left Casa and headed north, playing Cochiti again. Perfect day, much better golf.
Now I am still in New Mexico, but about ready to enter Colorado again.
Golf in Pagosa Springs?
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