Archive for June, 2012
I just need to vent. It’s June 18; the high temperature today was 59 degrees… fifteen degrees below the day’s average. We’ve had nearly 2 inches of rainfall on eight rainy days. And only one mostly sunny day. This would be normal for March but the first day of summer is just three days off.
Equally disappointing is the fact that I’ve managed to get in only three rounds of golf so far this month compared to ten at the same point last year.
- Are Cool, Showery Springs Set to Become the Seattle Norm? (KOMONews.com)
Today we drove with the Radabaugh clan to Wolf Haven in Tenino, WA. Trisha and I have intended to visit Wolf Haven for years but never got around to making the seventy minute drive. It was well worth the trip. The wolves here are largely animals that were “pets” at some point although there are some tenants that are being prepared for release back into the wild. The guide provided useful general information and details on each animal. Getting to see these creatures up close was very cool but the highlight of the visit was the haven-wide howl when all the wolves joined into that wonderful eerie song. Very exciting.
Another golf mystery. Greeted by the first rain-free morning since Tuesday I decided to try a quick round at Mt. Si. There was a spot open just as I arrived at the pro shop so I teed off right out of the car; no warm up, no practice putts. After bogeys on the first two holes I pared six of the next seven to finish the front nine in 39. Things continued to go well with bogey-par-par-bogey on holes ten through thirteen. As I approached the 14th tee I was thinking I had a good chance to break 80. Amazingly I went par, par, par, birdie, bogey to card 38 on the back nine.
The 77 is my second lowest score ever and the first time I’ve been in the 30s on both nines in the same round.