Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Away......

I've just returned from a weekend away with two of my besties, Em and LF.  We went to LF's family vacation home in Sandbridge Va. Beach.  It's a block from the beach and a lovely, roomy place:

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We got there Wednesday night. After a beer and a snack, we all crashed and got up early the next morning to a walk on the beach and some yoga. The weather was beautiful, and we quickly took advantage of the sunshine to play golf.  We hightailed it over to Heron Ridge and prepared to check in.....except that we didn't have a tee time.  We were due to play there Friday, not Thursday and we didn't have a calendar to verify (damn us for having the temerity of leaving our Blackberries at the house!).  So off we ran to the course we were supposed to be playing - Signature at West Neck..

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My outfit for the day:

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It's an Arnold Palmer Course that is tough and beautiful and utterly frustrating. The homes surrounding the course are gorgeous, and it was a perfect day.  We ended it up with Prime Rib and martini night at Club Tiki (don't we sound like guys???). 

Friday, we went back to Heron Ridge and actually got to play it.

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My golf outfit

 

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The beige one.

 

And for apres golf:

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ok, they don't exactly match, but I love them....

 

I crapped out on the 14th hole and rode along to the 19th hole for a beer.  We picked up salmon and fresh veggies to grill back at the house.  LF's dad and his partner were there, so we made dinner for all and consumed some lovely wine and bourbon.  Dad was charming and funny and obviously LOVED all of the female attention ;-)

Needless to say, Saturday was a lazy day.  We took a walk down and sat at the beach for a while, then watched the Kentucky Derby.  I had a horrible feeling waiting for the race to start that something would happen. It was not a great race, and my heart sank as I saw the image of Eight Belles down on the track.  I love the beauty of horse racing, but the danger to the horses is just awful. 

Sunday was back to the house and departure.  It was a lovely weekend, relaxing and much needed.  Thanks LF and MS!

1 comment:

noble pig said...

I am so impressed that you play golf, I have always wanted to learn especially since I am seconds from a country club in my neighborhood!