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A Spontaneous Golf Date


Hey, who is that good-looking lady by the golf cart? It's Karen, of course, while we were enjoying gorgeous weather at the La Canada golf course in Oro Valley. Our day began with brunch date at Teaspoons restaurant with Thom and Peggy Rooney at 11:30 AM. Before leaving the QYB RV site we hooked up the bike rack to the front of the truck and loaded up the E-bikes for another ride around the Oro Valley after our brunch engagement. Unfortunately when unloading the bikes we discovered one set of battery keys were left back at the trailer! Bummer, now what? Okay, well another opportunity getting better at the "Plan B-eing".


Not far from where we parked the truck for the ride we observed an attractive golf course so we went to find out more. It turns out that the golf course is part of the Parks and Recreational Community Center in Oro Valley and is a fixture of the Town. According to the website the center includes fitness classes as well as cardio and strength equipment. You can play racquetball, pickleball, tennis, or swim. Two 18-hole golf courses are on premises. The center also has two meeting rooms for rent, a golf shop and full service restaurant/bar.


Since we carry the golf clubs in the back of the truck bed, we stopped by the pro shop to see if we could get a tee time and what the course fee would be on a Saturday afternoon. What we discovered was a real find! The twilight rate was only $25 each and included a cart so we scheduled a 3:30 PM tee time. We played nine holes and enjoyed the course, scenery and each others company. If we are still here next week we'll probably try to schedule another golf date during a weekday.

Our unexpected delay in the Tucson area has given us more time to explore and discover the wonderful things to see and do. Had our freshwater tank not failed while traveling we would have missed out on so many new sights and experiences. We're learning more about spontaneous flexibility every day since we decided to live this RV life. We think the very nature of living in a RV full-time requires the ability to adjust on a moments notice. "Expect the unexpected" should be the travelers utterance to anyone who is entertaining doing this in the future. Hey, Semper Gumby!

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