Tuesday 5 March 2013

Golf Day and Moving around

Today was THE DAY.
After starting as a novice golfer here out on our desert golf course my friend Linda and I decided it was time to try the REAL thing. She booked us for a 9 hole  at the Barbara Worth Golf Club near Holtville, CA.
Linda's husband Bob was so kind to give us a drop off/pick up and take some nice pictures before we set out.
Welcome to the Golf Club!
Instead of coarse desert floor we walked on nice soft grass and the balls actually rolled in a straight line, not diverted by any rocks and pebbles.
What an experience! That was the good thing.

Of course, there are always two sides to a coin.
The down side was that it felt like "rush hour" on the course. In the desert we take our time, it is quiet and calming. On the course it was one cart full of golfer after the other that wanted to rush by. We grew tense and a little stressed.
A long way to the green!
On their website is says: quote" The par 72 course is short by today’s standards..."quote off. Well, for us the distances were HUGHE! :))
All the "pros" were way faster in getting their golf balls across to the green than we were and, we often had to offer a group to just go first while we waited.

I guess we have do a little more training on our desert course. :))

The other thing, we moved away from our spot among the bushes and out into the open.
The rising temperatures brought out tiny winged bugs that and Molly's water dish was suddenly crowded by ants.
Tiny ants on and around Molly's water dish
The solution is simple since we live on wheels and can move our "house" anytime anywhere, and we did.
Our new spot
A constant breeze kept the heat out of the trailer all day. We were able to sit in the shade and read WITHOUT getting eaten up by the bugs! Very nice, indeed.
There are good friends close by and even the new ones found the way to our new digs. Just when I started out for dinner I heard a voice saying "hello" outside. It turned to be Barbara from Me and My Dog on her evening walk with her sweet little dog Katie.
Again I forgot to take a photo. Barbara, we have to do that! Remind me next time when you stop by. :))

For the dinner part:
Yesterday I cooked a beef stew and boiled some potatoes.
Today there was just a 15 minutes warming up and the food was ready!
Life can be so easy!
Beef stew with potato salad
1 pound of beef stew meat
1/4 onion, minced
1/4 cup of smoked bacon, cubed
oil to brown the meat
1 green bell pepper, cubed
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup of cooked pinto beans (had a batch in the freezer from last week)
2 cups of beef broth (optional use red wine)
paprika powder

Heat up the oil and brown the meat, onions and bacon.
Fill up with broth or other fluid and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add vegetables and simmer for another half hour. Season to taste.

Side dish: potato salad. How I do my German potato salad. Go to "search this blog" and type in "potato salad". Choose my posting from July 22, 2011.


  1. I used to take golf lessons with about 4 other girls. We did it one day a week. It was a lot of fun. We carry golf clubs with us but rarely have taken them out of the bag. Drag Peter with you and he just might have a bit of fun with you.

    1. And I thought I had found a way to get away from our twosome!:))

    2. Hello! Thanks for following my blog!
      Looks nice and warm there...and I had never thought to eat potato salad with beef stew but it sounds Delicious!

  2. Sounds like a fun day. Can't access your recipe for German potato salad thou?


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