Here I set with cocktail in hand as the sun sets on my final vacation day.
Having just returned from our last "FGI" outing and very much looking forward to our first "GolfBuzz" I have time to reflect....
16 years. That's how long I've been making the trek to AZ to play with the "Mafia" in the sun.
I've made MANY Friends who are now like brothers thru-out the world. Names like Limey, StvMst, Weirfan and Martin. All from outside our boarders.
Tap-In, Baaab & kc_hacker, Darkside, JimEng, Kenner and Mack. All from the desert.
The boys from the land of bourbon, RangerX, Ali, Mike, Brandon, Left of Left and The honorable Hoosier (FauxAmish) who resides nearby.
Plus my local...Hobbit
And who can forget the instigator of all this...Ramers.
I have so many stories that are repeatedly told, but never get old. Burning shirts, saber tooth rabbits, being run over and playing thru with no clubs...These are the memories I cherish deeply.
Many new friends have been made too. Way too many to list here. But ALL of you know who you are....
I've even lost a few that I miss tremendously. KenK and KBaird, you will live on with me and our trophy can attest to your impact on us...
But now it's time to move on. As the old story and the town we flock to will attest, The Phoenix has risen!!!
So give this old man a moment as he raises a toast to ALL Of You!
Thank You ALL for making this not just a get-together, But an Annual Event!
I can hardly wait for the next one!!!