Monday, July 26, 2010

60 Miles in 3 days.....What did I get myself into?

Have you ever heard of the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure? I have been noodling over actually participating for the last five years or so....well this year I jumped in with both feet. Yahoo for the Seattle 2010 Walk!!! 

So with that most of you know, I have signed myself up for the Susan G. Komen, 60 miles in 3 days for the cure for Breast Cancer. Of course, I thought to myself, 60 miles in 3 days, no problem! Holy cow....we have been training like crazy ladies and we are now up to 24 miles in one weekend. Yes you read that correctly, one weekend... 24 miles!

Little people know, but you have to raise $2,300 just to do the walk! In addition to paying $90 to walk. Now this didn't make me blink an eye, as all the funds are going to help find a cure for breast cancer but didn't make me stop and think, "I will never raise that much money!" I am one lucky lady as I have raised over $2,300 and now am onto my new goal of $4,000!

You can read about our journey and about our incredible team Cure for the Coconuts. It is for a great cause I could not think of a better group of women to do this with.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Last day of golf at Heron Lakes Great Blue

On Wednesday Dad and I finished our 4 days of golfing.  The last course was the Great Blue course at Heron Lakes in Portland, OR.  This was a pretty wide open course with many many sand traps.  In the previous 3 days of golfing I only had about 3 sand shots.  That was nothing compared with today as on the 2nd hole it took me 3 shots to get out of the trap.  That happened again on the 17th (4 shots this time) as well.  Needless to say it wasn't the best round. 

Even with the bad round it was a great day as I got to golf one more time with my dad.  The 4 day vacation golfing is something I will always remember.  It was great getting to spend time with just dad where we could talk about everything from Mariner to politics.  Hopefully my dad can come up later in the summer so we can get a few more rounds in before the fall hits.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Golfing with Dad

Sunday I drove down to Oregon to visit my Dad for 4 days.  We planned to play 4 rounds of golf in 4 days at all different courses.  It is great to be down here golfing with my Dad.  It's not often I get down to Oregon now that Kirsten and I have the house and a couple of pets.  So I'm extremely happy to get a chance to hang with Dad for a couple days doing what we love to do, play golf.  There was about a 10 year break between now and when Dad and I used to play a lot of golf.  So getting out for 4 days is going to be great.  I say there is nothing better to do with you Dad that go out and some golf, have a few beers and enjoy the outdoors. 

Yesterday was Forest Hills with a couple of Dad's buddies (Zig & Nate).  It was a blast to see these two guys again.  I haven't seen them since I worked at IDT as intern back in 1997.   The course was pretty wide open so it allowed my to use my driver (without losing any balls).  Though I did have a pretty good power fade going on.  I also got a chance to use my new flop show which from about 20 yards out with a sand trap between me and the green got it to within 8 feet.

Today was Wildwood with a couple of older gentlemen (since it was just me and Dad, we got paired with another twosome).  The course was beautiful with it being on the side of the hill.  Pretty much every hole had a great view.  You were either tee'ing off from an elevated teebox or hitting up hill to a elevated green.  Overall it was a fun round, though I did 3 putt par on a 470 yard par 5.

After the round Dad and I drove up to Washington for an early dinner at Billygan's Roadhouse for a couple of porterhouses!  They were awesome.  This is also a place that gives you peanuts where you can throw the shells down on the floor.

After dinner we drove back into Oregon briefly on our way to Skamania Lodge where we are golfing tomorrow.  On the way there I snapped this picture from my phone of Multnomah Falls.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Site Design

I finally gave in and moved away from hosting my own blog.  I've been using blogger/blog spot for about a year on our JK Lewis Photography site and really liked it so I decided to move our family website over to blogger.  Luckily they now allow static pages which let's me bring over all my content I had on the old site so I didn't lose anything.  And now that I have a easier place to blog (my site was more manual) I hope to blog more!  Enjoy!