Sunday, February 17, 2008
I got to play three rounds of golf on Spanish Bay, Spyglass and Pebble Beach. Barbara missed out on the Spyglass round, but she made up for it with a trip to the spa.
We also spent most of the day Saturday and half the day Sunday at the AT+T Classic watching the pro-am. We were on the front lines when Philly Mic shot an 11 on #14, and we got to see George Lopez up close. His second shot on 14 landed at our feet. When he arrived to play the shot he pulled out a glove and autographed it for a guy in a wheel chair. He hit a great third shot onto the green and started dancing around, then he grabbed the lady next to me and kissed her. The CBS cameras were rolling while all this was happening, so I am guessing I might have been on TV.
Monday morning after the tournament we all played Pebble Beach. The course was in great shape and the weather was great, but it was a slow round. It took just over six hours to play. It is hard to get in a rythm when you have to wait a lot, but the great views more than make up for it.
While the Pebble Beach resort is ridiculously expensive, it is a great golf experience. If you go, I would recommend staying at Spanish Bay (it is quiter than the lodge at Pebble) and make sure you play Spyglass Hill as well as Pebble Beach. Also, if you can, rent a car and drive along 17 Mile Drive into Carmel and Monterey, both are worth checking out.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Darkside of the Moon is one of the greatest records of all time, so I am sure this will cause some controversy. But let's remember The Wall was more than a record, it was a movie, an opera, and a concert event (where the band only played the songs from this record as they built a wall around them on stage) that became a second movie. Plus Darkside was already out and famous before I was buying records, I was not part of the phenomenon like I was for The Wall. In fact, we skipped school on a Friday so we could see the very first showing of movie version of The Wall ever played in Houston. It was amazing and took the music to a new level. Now that we have iPods, you can program all 26 songs to play in a row. An amazing delight.
Friday, February 1, 2008