G is for Golf, Gambling, Geocaching

Early on I realized that I would have to take an interest in new things if I wanted our relationship to last. I am not a sports person but my hubby is. I talked about baseball, which was easy for me to get into and also bowling, which I enjoyed as well. Golf is another one of the sports my husband loves to play. It is not something that I wanted to participate in myself but I managed to find a way to enjoy it.

I was looking through our AAA magazine one day and found an advertisement for a 3 day, 2 night stay down in Boulder Creek. It included the villa rental and 3 rounds of golf so I booked it. We had the best time. We started having kids and didn’t go again until 10 years later when we went back with some friends and that was the start of the golf tournament that lasted over 20 years.

I’m not sure how it is now but back in the day I could go out with the guys and walk the course or ride in the cart even though I wasn’t golfing. Being out in the fresh air among the trees was so relaxing. There are some really beautiful courses. We even have one close to the ocean. It was also fun for me to watch him golf. He did let me hit a ball one time and he jokes that I hit it better than he did so he won’t let me play anymore. That’s not really true because we don’t have that kind of relationship. If I wanted to golf I certainly could. It’s an expensive game and not one I want to do. I’d rather spend the money on craft supplies – LOL. We are sad that Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club had to shut down because of the huge fires that ravaged the area a couple years ago. I am SO glad I made the scrapbooks of our times there.

While my husband likes his sports, I like my slot machines so gambling is another date idea. We just went to Graton Casino for my birthday. Hubby likes to play poker so he usually goes and hits the tables for a while but then he’ll come and find me and we’ll play the slots together. We used to go to Reno for our anniversary and spend a few days there. The Silver Legacy Casino would send us coupons for free nights. Since the pandemic they stopped sending the coupons so we haven’t gone.

One thing I’d like to try is Geocaching. According to Wiki, Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where you use GPS (like your phone) to find hidden caches. These are usually containers with a note pad and pen and sometimes they hold trinkets which you can take and then replace with something else. The first documented geocaching was done in 2000 in Oregon. There are a couple of different sites where you can register and get a code name. Then when you are traveling you can go to the site and see if there are any geocaches in your area.

Most of the time there is nothing too valuable in the containers. If we started doing it, these are a few of the things that I might leave for someone else to find.

All righty then. We made it through a week! Are you still with me? Ever do geocaching? Let me know if it is something I should look into further. One more post this week and then we rest on Sunday – well, I won’t rest because I have to visit other people and try to come up with more date ideas!

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30 Responses to G is for Golf, Gambling, Geocaching

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  3. I had not even heard of Geocaching but it sounds so cool!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. debscarey says:

    My ex was keen on golf, but I never got the hang of it. I used to walk round golf courses with my father when I was young, but my ex preferred the company of his male friends. Himself has no interest in golf, and neither of us have a notion to gamble, but geocaching has potential. I shall investigate…

    Debs visiting this year from
    Making Yourself Relationship Ready

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  5. John Holton says:

    My uncle Jack said he went out golfing at some family outing, got halfway through the round and realized he hated golf, and never really enjoyed it. I think he finished the round and that was it. My dad, on the other hand, absolutely loved it. One day he went out and played 72 holes, all but the first nine without a shirt on, and had the worst sunburn…

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  6. That’s interesting that we both chose geocaching. I love it and think you might like to try it at least. I go in streaks since I have to travel farther away to find new caches.

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  7. We’ve done geocaching on a few of our hikes. It is fun and makes it even more of an adventure. Weekends In Maine

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  8. J-Dub says:

    Very interesting. I’d never heard of geocaching until today. Sounds like scavenger hunt.

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  9. Lucky for me, hubby isn’t into sports now, was only as a child. Somehow we seem to have the same interest in antiques and traveling. He’s so easy… and goes along with almost anything I want to do. You’ve done such a great job in documenting and remembering all these date nights. Great topic!!!

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  11. Mini-golf!!!!! i have no interest in regular golf but I love a good game of mini-golf haha! I’ve tried geocaching with my dad and a little with my brother but it’s also not my thing. I find it frustrating haha

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  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Lots of fun here! I know all about the husband and golfing. Mine, too. I tried a time or two but nope, wasn’t for me, but driving the cart was fun. We’ve only been to one gambling casino in Las Vegas. Noisy, but fun. Now geocaching I’ve done once here in town with my daughters. We found it and signed our names on the little card. It was fun! 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I have no problem leaving golf to my husband to enjoy. He has no interest in scrapbooking or card making so that’s what I do while he golfs. Works fine. I’m glad to hear that geocaching was fun. I really need to look into it more. Maybe I can find some way to make next year’s A to Z about that.

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  13. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve never done geocaching. I’ve golfed, but it didn’t appeal to me. I’ve gambled, but I’m too prudent to risk much. But geocaching, that sounds like fun.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      My rule for gambling is two-fold. One is that money comes to money and 2 is that I never take more with me than I can afford to lose. So far it’s worked for me. Golfing isn’t for me either, you have to get up too early in the morning – LOL. Geocaching does sound intriguing doesn’t it?

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  14. Tamara says:

    Yes to Geocaching!!! We started in 2003 while traveling. It will take you to the most scenic places you’d otherwise not visit. Some are easy to find because you’re given the coordinates right away For others you first have to solve a mystery to find out where to look. Give it a try!

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  15. Although I’ve heard of geocaching – in fact I think someone challenge-blogged about their adventures doing so a few years ago – I’ve never participated. Your post had me imagining a “perfect” date for you and Bill – together on a golf course, you come across a geocache box, which when opened you discover a stash of cash which you then use to fund some gambling in which you win a fortune.

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  16. E.A. Wickham says:

    I’ve never heard of Geocaching. I do like to golf, but haven’t golfed for several years.

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