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Golf Fix

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Well Dave finally had his golf fix in Mexico.  A friend of Bruce’s, Don is a member at the Vidanta Golf Club here in Nuevo Vallarta.  He invited Dave to play and Marie encouraged him to go.

Vidanta is the largest hotel and resort developer and operator in Mexico and is currently developing a $1.3B US Cirque du Soleil theme park here.  We have been through the huge Vidanta time share resort several times. It is so big, you cannot find your way out and must take multiple shuttle busses just to get around inside.

To get to and from the course, Dave took a Lime scooter.  It’s fun and convenient.  With the app on your phone, you simply unlock, use, park and relock the electric scooter in the place of your choice.  They sit outside our complex and are always readily available.  Neat!

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Scooter Dave

Of course Vidanta Golf is very very fancy.  Each group must take a local caddy who advises you distances, hands you your club, cleans them and tells you which side of the hole to put to on the green.  The Nayar course we played is very beautiful with lots of sand and water.  Like Florida, the grass is very hard and dry making for long rolls and tougher putting and chipping.

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Garth tees off

The course requires us to drive over the longest golf bridge in the world to get to and from parts of the course.  There is quite a lot of wildlife around including crocodiles, iguanas, many beautiful song birds and blooming Jacaranda trees.

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We had a very good time and were completely exhausted at the end due to the heat and strong sun.  Overall. I played not too bad.  Will definitely play again!

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Artruro our caddy was great!

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With Don, Heather and Bruce

Thanks Don, Heather and Bruce  for arranging this wonderful Mexican golf experience!  Fore!!!

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Alfred David Morgan 1921-65

Alf circa 1964

A few years ago I started a private family blog called Family Sketches on another blogging platform. I have looked at how to transfer the content to mattersofthemoment and not been able to figure it out yet (it is a 10 step detailed process…).

So here I provide a link to a biography I wrote of my father using mom’s treasure chest of family documents and photos. I have changed the settings so this should now be available to the general public.  If you still cannot access it, would someone please pet me know.

So here is the life story of my father Alfred David Morgan.  Miss you dad.

David

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Amigos

One of the joys of travel is to experience it with friends and family from home.  This year in Mexico we have been blessed with the presence of some friends visiting.  It is so great to get together in perennial summer weather to share a meal, a laugh and talk about the weather back home!  Here are a few images of our recent get togethers with our amigos from home.

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Bruce and Judy from Barrie – long time friends

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Bob and Carol of Arnprior – Bob and Dave back play golf together

 

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Michelle of Arnprior and daughter from NYC – it was Michelle’s birthday

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Mike and Sharon of Arnprior – good friends for many years

And here are photos of some group get togethers we have had recently.

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On the Riviera Nayarit Beach

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Another perfect sunset right from our table in PV

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Happy Hour by the pool

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At Fajita Republic

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Return engagement at the Encore in Bucerias

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With Deacon Mike on Ash Wednesday

Mexico is as safe as anywhere with welcoming people, great weather and wonderful food.  So what are you waiting for…?…come on down amigos!

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