I just spent two weeks with the Lovely Sharon in Palm Desert. It was a terrific holiday season for me. The weather in Palm Desert was as nice as I can remember for that time of year. Most every day was blue sky, clear atmosphere and in the 70’s; on a couple of days the temperature was around 80’s. We played a lot of golf with friends, had dinners and lunches with friends, went to church on Christmas and went to a movie. It was a lovely holiday season for me.
In the afternoon on New Year’s Day we hopped in our golf cart with a bottle of Champaign and drove out to the picnic area at the Ironwood Country Club’s South course 14th hole. As soon as we arrived and were popping the cork, two other golf carts arrived with four friends who had the same idea and had brought wine to celebrate the New Year. This is the same place on the golf course where the Lovely Sharon and I were married almost 10 years ago. We talked and joked for 45 minutes or so until the sun went down and then we all left for home.
I drove back to Salt Lake yesterday. Usually the drive takes 10 to 10 ½ hours but yesterday it took almost 11 ½ hours. I was tired the entire drive back and I pulled over a few times to walk around to revive myself. I actually took a couple of catnaps on the way home.
Now that I am back in Salt Lake, there is snow in the yard, it is cold, I have bills to pay and I am back at work tomorrow. I am back to my winter reality.
Here are a few photos I took at Ironwood over the holidays.