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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Bowl

I spent Super Bowl Sunday in Palm Desert. We played golf with some friends on a beautiful sunny day. The golf round took a long time compared to normal and I played my normal bad game but it was nice to be out of doors on the beautiful Ironwood golf course. After golf we freshened up for a Super Bowl party at the Club. The party was in the Ironwood Clubhouse lounge with four televisions and lots of football fans. We sat at a table with dear friends and also knew most of the folks at the other tables so we walked around talking to everyone. I brought my camera and took a bunch of photos of the party goers and the staff. The Ironwood staff, from the Club manager on down, is a terrific bunch of nice, hard working folks who make it a pleasure to spend time at the Club. One of the wonderful things about being a member of Club is all of the wonderful relationships you develop. People you have grown to care about and spend time with.

The Lovely Sharon signed up for several squares on the betting board, won the first quarter score bet and collected a $100. She walked around with her cash winnings spread out like a poker hand. She seems to be pretty lucky in these things frequently winning drawings. One year she won diamond earrings and last summer she won a big haul of wine and alcohol.

Although the football game was terrific this year, the best part of the entire event is hanging out with people. I really did not watch many of the ads because of the loudness of the party but I will try to see them on the internet.

I took the following photo right before the football game started while I was standing on the Ironwood patio. You can see what a beautiful day it was.

I flew back to Salt Lake Monday morning and headed straight to the office. Back to work.

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