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!