Sunday, October 30, 2016

Golf Trip: Part 2

In the last post, we left off as the sun was setting on Roanoke.  The group chose Fortunato, an Italian restaurant in downtown, for dinner.  The atmosphere was enjoyable and the food was decent.

Next, it was time to pay-up the lost golf bet and have some drinks.  The first bar had plenty of TVs for sports watching and it also had a live band that played sporadically.  The drinks on the chalkboard above the bar were cheap (compared to DC) and we tried many of them.  My brother and I were at the bar, having drinks, catching up, and watching the Cubs wrap-up the NLCS.  Goose and Maverick were at the other end of the bar conversing with a couple of local females.

After the baseball game ended, the six of us headed down the street to a more lively drinking establishment.  It was a country bar with a live band and a dance floor full of cowboy/cowgirl boots, hats, and plaid shirts.  A round of beers was in order after a line dance performance to the Cupid Shuffle song.  It was a fun night but let's fast-forward to Sunday and another golf battle.

As the dew was lifting from the fairways and greens, the foursome was on the first tee box at the Blue Hills golf club.  The greens were in excellent condition and the two teams managed three birdies through 8 holes.

The scenery was great (see photos below) and the temperature reached 70 degrees on a clear sunny day.  Team Tennessee pulled away on the back nine and secured the win.  Afterwards, we all went for lunch and watched the ending of the one o'clock NFL games.  The boys weekend was coming to an end.  A rematch was in store; but for now, we headed in the opposite directions on I-81.

Overall, it was an enjoyable weekend and it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city.

Paradise

Spectacular Greens

A Green "Carpet"

Blue Ridge Mountains from Afar

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