Friday, August 19, 2005

Visitors from England

Lisa's friends from England came to stay with us for a few days. Richard and Lisa are old friends from their Oxford days, and Lorraine was Richard's girlfriend. They're married now, with two children: Rebekah, 7, and Matthew, 5. We were glad that they were able to visit us during their big trip to the States. Disneyland may have been the highlight of the trip, but Calabash was no doubt a close second! We had some nice days at the beach, in between thunderstorms. Richard and I played a couple of rounds of golf. I was thoughtful enough to offer Richard some sunblock while we were waiting on the third tee. I guess his hands were still a bit slippery as he teed off — the club flew nearly as far as the ball. The kids really enjoyed minigolf, playing three rounds in as many days. We also saw the alligators and other animals at Alligator Adventure, and sighted dolphins during our cruise on Sea Thunder. It was quite the "family fun" holiday, as they say.

Friday, August 5, 2005

Mary and Bridget



Carolyn sent us some pictures of our goddaughters: Mary (left, age 7) and Bridget (almost 5). Click the pictures for larger versions from Flickr.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Closest to the pin

Today, I shot a personal best 95 at our local golf course. I also managed to win the closest to the pin contest among the Wednesday group of seven foursomes by landing my tee shot on Magnolia 7 about three feet from the hole. The prize was an award-winning homemade bottle of Merlot (thanks, Bob). Even more importantly, I sank the birdie putt. My first birdie!