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October 24th 2014
Published: June 22nd 2017
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There was no drinking water on the course and I was dehydrated. Smart enough to quench my thirst with water first, before the beers.
Geo: 36.6307, -121.82

Yesterday we played golf at the old Navy course, now called Monterey Pines. A nice course but short (par 68) and not in the league of the Ford Ord courses. We were joined by a friend of Bob's, Don Summers, who is an ex-Marine who now lectures at the NPS. The greens were still very fast but I'm starting to get used to them and only three putted once. Shot an 84 that I am very happy with. We hired pull carts and walked, and my knee started to play up as usual, after about 15 holes.

Poor Don won and we each duly paid him his $2 winnings, then Bob stuck him for the $74 bar bill. A tough school! Then we met the girls at the Trident bar and had more beer that wasn't needed.

Joellen left to go home early yesterday, to mind her horses. They brought two cars and Dwayne stayed on and leaves after we play Black Horse today. We have an earlier tee time that should allow time this afternoon for me to do some sight-seeing with Robyn. All I've seen so far is golf courses and bars, not that I'm complaining.

Last night we had a very nice dinner at Tarpy's restaurant on highway 68 towards Salinas. It was fine dining and we were pleasantly surprised to see several WA and NZ wines on their large and detailed iPad wine list, for $29 a bottle. One of which we got for free because the chef made a mistake with our order. We finished off at the Trident (again) for coffees and a Jamieson's, in my case. Don Summers still talks about a time 30 years ago when Bob and I had a long session at the Trident and the empty beer cans were stacked very high. Some things don't change (except now we drink jugs).


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For $15 one can buy a stein that gets stored on a ceiling hook, and filled at a discount rate. Doesn't compare to the $13 jug of beer, though. Unlimited peanuts in the shell and popcorn bar snacks.


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