Well, it's about that time again for me to update the golfer's world on what I have been up to.
First of all, I have been doing a whole lot of traveling, whether it's on the Duramed FUTURES Tour or traveling with the Nationwide tour and Martin.
We just finished up our Midwest swing which is always nice and full of rain, and as all golfers know, rain and golf do NOT go well together. Either way, we all survived all the delays and the long weeks. In the midwest, we hit up Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and then ended in Kentucky. Iowa was great this year because my best friend, Jennifer Ackerson, and I found this little snow cone shack and made sure to get a snow cone every day. Plus our housing was awesome. Our host mom (as we like to call our host families) made us this awesome cake that had the LPGA logo on it! Not only did it look awesome, it was delicious.
Then on to Decatur, IL, where I had never seen a golf course get as flooded as Hunter's Ridge did. The golf course managed to survive, and we got the tournament in, even though the beginning of the week was not looking too good at all. I had a good finish in Decatur, which gave me good confidence moving into the next week in Ohio.
I was very excited about Mason, OH, not only because King's Island is right across the street, but because Martin (my boyfriend) was coming out to be on the bag for the week. We had an awesome time and again we fought with the rain, but managed to get through the tournament. I finished tied for second and I was super-excited to win an IPOD touch for the low round on Sunday.
Then on to Hammond, IN. The course was in awesome shape, however I did find the course a little challenging. In the end, the course won the battle. That week was the only week that I stayed in a hotel, and to be honest, it was quite nice and peaceful! It is nice to get away from everything and just be me.
We finished up in London, KY, which has to be one of my favorite places because of my housing. Our family cooked like champs for us, and I can promise I gained about 5 lbs. that week. Martin came down to caddy again and we had a great time, as always. AND now, we finally we get a break......Martin had a tournament, so I decided to go up with him. He played in Canada, about two hours northeast of Toronto. That was my second time being in Canada, and I have to say it was much different than my first time, maybe because the second time I actually had a clue where I was going and what I was going to be doing, unlike the Big Break. (haha) It was a very relaxing week off and I got to meet some cool people like....Charles Barkley, Carlton Banks, and Corey Perry. Martin played awesome as usual. After spending a week in Canada, it was nice to come back to the good 'ol US of A.
We are just starting another five-week swing, and this time we are up in the Northeast. I just came from Bloomfield, CT, where I was in contention to win. We even went into a four-hole playoff, which was very exciting, and I learned a ton about myself as a person and a golfer.
Now for the a fun and eventful day I had with Jennifer. We decided to go up to York, ME, and head to the beach for the day. So we got to the beach and it was overcast, cool, and basically not very good beach weather, but we decided to get out and walk the beach anyway. So we parked our cars and paid the parking meter (very important info for the story). We saw a building off in the distance, and thought it could possibly be the little girls' room. We then started walking to it, and come to find out, it was a restaurant. As we all know, we were most likely going to have to purchase something in order to use the facilities. We hadn't had lunch yet anyway, so what the heck, we decided to have lunch. Then after lunch, we got an ice cream. Let me tell ya, that ice cream was the biggest "small" ice cream cone I have ever seen. Plus, I have never seen an ice cream melt as fast as that one did. We thought we were little kids all over again with our ice creams melting all over our hands. We literally could not eat them fast enough to keep up with the melting. So we finally made our way back to the cars to find my car had a TICKET on it :-(. My meter could not have been expired for more than 15 minutes. Grrrrrrr. Anyway, we then decided to just drive to our next event's housing which was in Concord, NH. So I was following Jennifer in my car and just fyi, we have these awesome walkie talkies that we use while traveling that are MONEY!!! Well, I am starting to believe that Jen should not be the leader of the pack. Let's just say she has this tendency to not pay attention to the Garmin and MISS THE EXIT. Now when I say she missed the exit, this has not just happened once, but on multiple accounts....So sure enough, we were going along just fine and I was jamming out to my music and I got a ring on the walkie talkie....UMMM...JUST MISSED THE EXIT....and the worse part was that we had just gone through a $2 toll, and I did not want to turn around and go through that toll again. We exited and then started driving to see if the Garmin would take us another route without making us turn around. Sure enough we were headed down some country back roads and we passed a sign that said "pick your own blueberries and red raspberries" Yep....we pulled over and turned around and went and picked blueberries. It was awesome and they tasted waaaaaaaay better than any I have ever bought in the grocery store. Now we are in Concord, NH, getting ready for another tournament.
I hope you enjoy reading my adventures as much as I do experiencing them. Until then....Count your Blessings, Thank God, and SMILE.
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