Monday, September 26, 2011

Golf, RV Show and more.....

Monday, 19th of September - Homestead Farms Golf & Country Club - Lynden, WA
I was asked to fill in on a foursome of Rotarians who play regularly.  It was a beautiful day out there on the links. 
Plenty of water to swallow up golf balls.
What a treat to walk this course.....even if one isn't playing well, it's not  a good walk spoiled if your game is not up to par.
Homestead Farms is a great quality golf course, only minutes south of the USA/Canada border.
FRIDAY - No 1 hole @ Kings Links Golf & Country Club in Boundary Bay - between White Rock and Ladner, BC
I was glad to play with the Rotarians in the hopes that it would prepare me for our SNAKE GOLF year end championship that was held this past Friday @ Kings Links.
Putting contest.
I have belonged to the SNAKE GOLF group for well over 20 years.  Each golfer carries a snake moniker.  My moniker is MAMBA.  Each snake must be venomous.  When I started with the group, we were eight members and we grew to 16 members these past several years.

Our SNAKE captain, Phil (in the red shirt) is giving us the rules of play for our year end championship.
Although I did play 12 fairly good holes of golf, I really stunk up the other six.  That made for a wayward score that put me out of the prizes.  It was a beautiful day near the sea shore with winds that abated after the second hole.  It was a really nice day for golf.

We ended the day with pizza and libations at our captain's home.  The trophy and prizes were handed and we said our good byes till next season.

Some of us will get to play during the winter months while on our snowbirding adventures in the southwestern sunny US climes.
RV Show - Saturday @ the Abbotsford Tradex Centre.
 Saturday was sunny and warm.  Jeanette and I chose to ride over to the RV show.  After parking and paying our entry fees, we walked around the entire show floor looking for anything new, or new to us, in the RV world.  About the only thing that grabbed my interest was a great display on LED lighting.  Although the replacement bulbs are quite expensive, the power draws are exponentially less than existing incandescent lights we have in our fiver. LED lights draw very little 12V power. Something to consider! I also spent a bit of time listening to a salesman talk to other rv'ers about solar systems. 

Held over four days, the show seemed to be well attended on the Saturday.
 We focused more of our time on 5th wheel and Class 'A' models.  Of particular interest to me were the more recent upgrades to hydraulic leveling systems on 5th wheel units.  It's not a priority for us though because it really only takes a few more minutes to level our fiver using the conventional method.
We noticed many units had 'SOLD' signs on them.  I wonder if those sales occurred at the show.
Once we had exhausted the show floor, we headed for one of our favourite country markets to pick up some fresh veggies, fruits, and other groceries.  We loaded up the saddle bags and headed back for home.
Push hard....and you'll get that stuff in there!

On Sunday our daughter - who had flown in for weekend from Edmonton, Alberta - was returning from a stagette in Whistler, BC, that she organized for her really close friend, Nicole.  Jeanette prepared a great Sunday dinner and I bar-b-q'd a fillet of salmon. After spending a few quality hours with Ginette, we drove her to Abbotsford airport for her return flight.
Grabbing her luggage from the truck.
A goodbye hug with mom.....and off she goes back to Edmonton.
That pretty much sums up the past several days in our household. Once back home after our airport drive, I took this photo of the setting sun.

Thanks for dropping in.  Wishing you all a very good week ahead.


  1. hope you all have a great week! day our paths will cross! you know we were at the show on Saturday night!!

  2. Nothing like going to an RV show and kicking a few tires especially when you're not really interested in buying anything.

    Nice looking golf courses and good weather - tough to beat.