we met up on friday at PVB and headed down A1A for a new place, j.p. henley's, and the friday night reception. mr. wonderful joined us too. got to the reception and had a nice time catching up with a few familiar faces. since i participated in the morning focus group, i got to know some new people and enjoyed reviewing our two hours of share time later that evening. afterward, the three of us grabbed a quick bite and then we headed back down A1A for some much needed rest. (Last week was wonderfully wacky!) on saturday, we got up bright and early for the golf tournament. my first ever where i actually was signed up to participate. i've certainly been involved in my share of golf tournaments over the years. in fact, my first job out of college on the very first day i started, my assignment was to wrangle the photographer at a golf tournament from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. i was so sick and exhausted. i remember thinking, is this what it's like to work full-time? anyway, back to the weekend goods...we, yes, heather and I,along with mr. wonderful and his poppa, all played golf. as it turned out, the dynamic duo, aka heather and i are not too shabby for arriving without clubs, without gloves and without any true golf skills. heather took a lesson the week before and i just listen and try to follow what mr. wonderful says. he can play some golf and so can his dad. we finished the day a bit earlier than expected but no matter because we were ready to get outta dodge. my arms were crispy red. my muscles were sufficiently sore from my power swing. it was time to step away from the golf cart. heather and i were lucky enough to get in touch with my friend rhonda to freshen up before heading to the next adventure -- the lighthouse reception. we got all gussied up (me and my red arms ) and headed over to the st. augustine lighthouse wearing a short sleeve red t-shirt. not a good idea and with my luck, it will be featured in the upcoming issue of the college magazine which means that people may confuse me with that girl who moved back to england and then decided to get burnt less than 24 hours into alumni weekend. the set up at the lighthouse was much nicer than friday and we were able to get some good food before taking our plastic cups to the top of the lighthouses...it's about 300 steps one way. i still to this day have no idea what compelled us to think that walking to the top of the lighthouse after an entire day of golfing was a good idea BUT we did it and complained the entire way. i'm happy to report that we saw no ghosts. according to ghost hunters, they're in there. as the sun was going down, heather and i decided to head back down A1A. it was a fabulous time seeing everyone. look forward to next year and the big 10!
on sunday, i started a fire with my burnt arm...no really, i wanted to show people how hot the sunburn had become on me. i killed innocent ants on the sidewalk and didn't even use a magnifying glass. enjoyed a great day at the heather and marc home. she's joined the club -- the big three oh! woohoo! you have arrived!!
so thanks Heather! thanks mr. wonderful! and, thanks A1A! for the memories and for the reminder that alumni weekend should and hopefully always will occur only ONCE a year!
it's great to be a grenadier! no, i think it's great to be a gargoyle! whatever...it's great to be a graduate!