Sorry I’ve been sporadic on updating this. It has been such an adventure and funnily enough with minimal internet. Slow at best. But here is a little synopsis of what we got up to! I’ll make an album to check out the high-lights in pictures.
We left bright and early on Sunday the 20th May. Our first stop was Trump National GC in New Jersey. A few hours work and playing with swing coach Brett Jones. Great way to start the trip.
We left there around 4pm and managed to get 8 hour in on the road before stopping at a Motel 8 in Bristol Virginia. It was an early start the next morning and 13 hours on the road to New Orleans. Stopping for a nice brunch in Birmingham Alabama.
We stayed near Bourbon Street, and cruised around the city. We were too tired from driving to really do anything and the city as a whole kinda stinks like Sh*t.
After a good nights sleep it was on to Waco Texas to stay with our Mate Cody who goes to Baylor University.
Practicing and playing at Twin Rivers GC and utilizing the amazing facilities Baylor has to offer.
Whilst in Texas we were able to spend some time in Dallas, Denton, College Station, Austin and San Antonio. Golfing, catching up with old friends and exploring the great state of.
Had such an amazing time with everyone we met in Texas, but a big shout out to Cody Paladino for his hospitality and of course Uncle Charley in Dallas!!
After 2 whirl-wind weeks in Texas we made a run towards the West-Coast, next stop San Diego. We got a few hours outside of San Antonio on the way to El Paso, we hit a flash hail storm. The car (Ddorothy) survived with minimal hail damage, but it was a beautiful change in skies.
At the last-minute on the way to the West Coast, we decided to make a small detour for the Grand Canyon! What a cool place! Of course, being two Australians at a natural wonder, we had to take off all our clothes, jump the barriers and climb out on to the edge (Pics NSFW).
We had some minimal engine troubles in Arizona, but a few hours at a dealership and we were back on the road.
We had a beautiful place for 6 days in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Thanks to our new friend JW!
View from JW’s place.
We were planning on going skydiving over Las Vegas, but after some inside knowledge we were instructed to jump over the California/Mexico border instead. This would allow us to see Tijuana, the coast and the mountains!
To make a skydive was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done. The scariest part was taking off with the 5 seater Cessna door open. Only closing it at around 2000 feet! We then climbed to around 12000 feet getting amazing views. 1 minute of free fall and about 7 minutes of parachuting left us safely on the ground. If you haven’t done it. Do it.
At this stage we planned to travel to Las Vegas for a week and then back to LA for about 10 days and sell the car and fly back to CT.
We arrived in Las Vegas around 8pm and after a shower we headed to The Strip to check it out. After a good feed and walking around for a few hours we headed back to the house for some rest before we got after it for the week.
- On the way home, we had a tire blow out. It threw us into the median barrier where the impact shattered the windshield and deployed the airbags. I was able to put my arm up in time, but Daniel wasn’t so fortunate. He was hit in the face by the bag at over 100 mph. We spent almost 10 hours in the emergency room. Dan will be okay, nothing too ‘serious’. The car however, is totaled. It was sold for scrap and Dan took a flight back home. All in all we are very lucky that it wasn’t any worse.
I have spent the past week in Vegas on my own, golfing and sight-seeing. I fly back Thursday morning the 21st to Connecticut to spend the remaining part of summer golfing locally there, working out and preparing for the Fall season.
Please check out the photo album HERE and send you love to Dan.