Sunday, February 13, 2011

Golf, sun, good food ...

On Thursday Ed and Marilyn came into town. They got in about noon. So they had time to spend some time in our neighborhood. They got raviolis, cheese, bread and sausage from Market Hall for dinner. We had a delicious dinner.
We got up super early on Friday morning and headed down to Monterey to see family friend Tag Ridings play some golf. First day was at Spyglass Hill. We followed him around all day. At some point (I think the 10th hole) we met up with his wife, Brenda. The weather was gorgeous and we felt so lucky to be walking around on that course.
Once Tag was finished for the day the four of us headed back to the car and to the B&B we were staying for the next two nights. We decided to have an early dinner. We just walked to Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf and found a good restaurant to eat dinner. My pasta and wine mixed with getting up early and walking around in the sun for 6 hours had me ready for bed pretty early, which was good since we had to get up early the next day to catch Tag tee off.
We made it on time to see Tag tee off at 8:22 on the 10th tee. Tag was happy to see us there that early. We followed him around all day. We stopped for a quick lunch halfway through and then we caught him at the end of the 1st hole (remember he started on 10 and ended on 9). At some point Brenda caught up with us. And we all finished walking together to see Tag finish at the 9th hole. Unfortunately he didn't make the cut. But we enjoyed our two days following him around and watching him play at two gorgeous golf courses.
Lots of autographs were signed by Tag on tickets, T-shirt, balls, etc. We were lucky and able to tag along in a shuttle with them back to the front of the course. My feet were pretty tired.
Pebble Beach is a pro-am. We sighted a few celebrities. We saw Tony Romo and Matt Cain tee off on one whole. Man, those guys can swing. We ran into Kevin Costner out of the ropes and had to wait until he hit it back to the green. We kinda saw Bill Murray--well, we saw his crazy hat. We weren't super close to him. But today I did see that he won the amateur part of the weekend along with his pro, D.A. Points.
When we got back to our hotel we decided to go have a drink at an English pub Curt found near by. After drinks we went back to the room for a little relaxing, nap and got cleaned up for dinner.
We had an amazing dinner at Domenico's on the wharf. We had good wine and some delicious seafood dishes.
Today we had a leisurely day back home. Once we got home we headed to the hood for lunch. Then a visit to John at McNally's for some awesome Bloody Marys.
Now we are just hanging out at the house and will head to Sushiya shortly.
It's been a good weekend.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad that you had a great time at Pebble Beach with Marilyn and Ed.
Sounds like you had pretty good weather too. Have a good week at work. Hugs -M

Monday, February 14, 2011 5:24:00 PM  

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