2017: Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Happy New Years (just a little late)! Chris was away for his first out-of-town golf tournament of the 2018 season, which meant I got a weekend off of swing filming (jk, Chris) and some time to write. This off-season we took some time to reflect on 2017. There were some goals that were left on the table and others that we could check off the list. However, my biggest takeaway of 2017 was all of the opportunities we had because of golf. The highlight of our last year, for me, was how much of it we were able to do together. From Texas to Europe and a couple of countries and states in between, we had the opportunity to see a lot of the world. Feel free to take a scroll through my 2017 highlight reel as the Caddy Wife.
We kicked off the 2017 tournament season with a road trip from Dallas to Florida. It was on the long drive back that the idea for this blog started in motion.
2. PUERTO RICO
Between sneaking into dinner at the Ritz (twice) and watching Chris almost make a hole-in-one on a par 4, Puerto Rico was one of my favorite trips of the year. (For more about this trip check out my earlier post, Puerto Rico: Be Where Your Feet Are)
36 holes on a Saturday before an 8 hour drive home? Put me in coach. This was my first time to the Louisiana Bayou and my second golf road trip of the year that ended at a Waffle House. I'd call it a success. (For more about this trip check out my earlier post, The Mini Tour Grind)
It's always nice when the golf trips bring you back home. We had family and friends, including my 80-something year old grandma, come out to follow us at the tournament that weekend. Grandma Shirley told Chris that she could step in and caddy if I got tired. We hear she's looking to launch her own blog in 2018, The Caddy Grandma.
(This trip was extra special for Jack because he got to stay with his best buddy, Harry. Raw hide consumption was at an all time high.)
Oh Canada, you were quite the road trip. Winnipeg is about a 20 hour drive from Dallas and it was right around hour 13 when Chris got his first buck. Unfortunately, it wasn't deer season and the weapon of choice was our now out-of-commission Honda Accord (oh, deer!). The good news is that we all made it out safe and our marriage survived sharing a car for over a month.
"It looks just like Wisconsin"... and in a way in felt like it too. While no Spotted Cows were consumed, we did get to catch up with our Germany friends, The Stuwes, who made the 4-hour trip to come see us. We spent the week playing golf in the small lake town of Fleesensee before heading to Berlin for a weekend of just being tourists. We ate and drank our way through the city's biergartens and döner kebab stands. If you're ever in Berlin, the Prater Beer Garden and Scheers Schnitzel were two of our favorite spots of the weekend.
We are headed to Florida this week for our first trip together of the 2018 season. I'm excited to find out what this year has in store and even more excited to see all of the places it takes us.