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Virginia and North Carolina Vacation: Day 4

We got up around 6:00 am the morning of Tuesday, August 23.

At 8:00 am we met “Skid” (Jim) and Sandy and Brandon, and we walked the short distance to Pop’s Place.  “MT” (Tim) joined us.  We all ordered eggs with varied sides. Breakfast was excellent, as has always been the case whenever we eat at Pop’s Place.

Breakfast at Pop’s Place
“Skid” and Pop

Soon after breakfast, “Skid” and Bob left to go golfing at Lake Junaluska Golf Course.  They had a tee time of 10:00 am, but left early to stop at Walmart.  Jim wanted to buy a shirt with a collar.

“Skid” at the first tee
Bob and “Skid” used a golf cart to make their way around the golf course.

Bob said this was the very first time he has ever golfed on a mountain. This was the first time that he and “Skid” golfed together too. They hope to golf together again someday in the future.

At 10:00 am Sandy and I went shopping.  We first stopped at Market Square, where we noticed a 50% off sale at one of the shops.  The merchandise was still overpriced at 50% off.  We, then, drove to Walmart and picked up groceries and a couple clothing items.  We saw the Texas gals (Debbie, Vickie and Kay) and Brandon’s friend, Garrett, at Walmart.  We returned to A Holiday Motel and put away our purchases.  Then, we sat on porch and relaxed.

Bob and “Skid” returned to A Holiday Motel around 2:00 pm, after 18 holes of golf.

Soon after Bob and “Skid” returned from golf, the four of us went to Cherokee intending to get ice cream at Dairy Queen.  Dairy Queen’s dining room was closed due to no air conditioning.  The drive-through was open, but we chose not to get ice cream at the drive-through.  We went to Wendy’s Restaurant, intending to get Frostys.  Wendy’s Restaurant dining room was closed, with only the drive-through available for service.  We ended up going to Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop.  Bob, “Skid” and I ordered ice cream sundaes; Sandy ordered two scoops of ice cream. 

“Skid” and Sandy enjoying their ice cream selections.

Immediately after we left the ice cream shop, they turned off the OPEN sign and flipped a sign to CLOSED.

When we returned to A Holiday Motel, we saw that another friend had arrived.

“Pappy” (Jeff) arrived
while we were getting ice cream.

I believe the last time that we saw “Pappy” was in May 2017 at a Meet & Greet dinner for SEVROC 2017.

We spent time visiting with our VROC friends on the porch, as usual. Also, we watched for the two mountain goats that live across from A Holiday Motel way, way up the mountain.

Two Mountain Goats

Tonight’s dinner was my leftover spaghetti. There was enough spaghetti leftover for the two of us.

Couples Golf Scramble

Bob and I participated in a couples golf scramble this past Saturday.  The golf scramble was held at the Jackson Valley Golf Club, located in Warren PA.

Jackson Valley Country Club

The participants in the couples golf scramble were employees of the company for which Bob works and their spouses.   I did not count the number of couples who participated in this scramble.  Each team consisted of two couples.  Our team consisted of Bob and me and our friends, Beth and Brian.

Brian and Beth

The couples golf scramble was played in a best ball format, which means each player tees off.  The second shot is played from the best tee shot and so on.  I teed off a couple times.  My balls didn’t go any farther than when I was putting on the green, so I quit teeing off and participated only while on the green.  Beth did the same.

LindaGolfCart

Bob took this photograph of me.
It was my first time driving a golf cart.
Driving a golf cart is fun!

I will share only a few photographs of golfing action.

Brian in action

See the path going up the hill in the above photograph?  That hill is referred to as “cardiac hill”.  I was on this golf course one time before, in June 1998.  Bob participated in a golf tournament.  He was part of a 4-man team.  I tagged along as Bob’s caddy.  NEVER again!   That climb is aptly named “cardiac hill”.

Bob in action

Brian took time out for a little fishing during the scramble.

Brian fishing for his golf ball; he caught the ball!

When I wasn’t hitting the golf ball, driving the golf cart, or looking for a golf ball I photographed the beauty of the course.

At the conclusion of the couples golf scramble we ate a picnic dinner and then departed our separate ways.  I think our team had the highest score of all the teams that played.  We played for fun, though, not to win.  Brian, however, did get recognized for the longest drive.  With the exception of a couple times playing putt-putt, I had never hit a golf ball.  I never did well at putt-putt; I didn’t do well hitting the ball on a real golf course either.  I did have a good time, though.  We all did.  I would participate again in a couples golf scramble and perhaps hit the ball more often.  I think, though, that I need left-handed golf clubs.  I kept going to the wrong side of the ball when it was my turn to play.

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