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Pinehurst Recap

To paraphrase from ‘The Princess Bride’…let me tell you what happened on our NC trip. No, that will take to long. Let me summarize.

We showed up for the World Championship at Pinehurst, and were all thrilled by the signs welcoming the junior golfers into town and especially by the free ice cream at Coldstone!

The first thing the kids did was run out on the course in the backyard of our rental house. To The Golfer, it was paradise. Who am I kidding…it was heavenly to all of us!

The second thing we did was go to Pinehurst so The Golfer could see where they held the US Open and marvel at all the pictures of his heroes on the wall. We sat outside (in the humidity and heat!) to take in the view.

And what a view it is! The putting green in the foreground has hosted the players at the US Open. Tiger, Michelson, and so many others that The Golfer loves watching. It’s hallowed ground to him.

The Golfer did a lot of this:

And we all did a lot of this:

and a little of this:

while The Golfer did more of this:

There was laughter, tears, some blood, lots of sweat, and tons of fun. I was so proud of The Golfer, who really worked hard in the face of adversity.

I still have 394857934857 more pictures and lots more stories about the Golf Course The Golfer played on, Mid Pines. Or, as we like to call it, “The Course That Makes 7 Year Old Boys Cry”.

Believe it or not, we are leaving tomorrow for another 1 1/2 weeks–this time to go camping by a lake in Minnesota. I know, I know. My life is so hard.

And now you know the true reason for my unschooling. Traditional school curriculums were really putting a damper on our travels. While we were still in public school, I would have the same arguement with the Powers That Be (administration).
Me: “But I thought you would support our experiences outside of school! Don’t you want her to learn about a bigger life out there?”
Them: “If she misses two more days, we’ll have to take action.”
Me: “But she’s in kindergarten/First/Second grade! Don’t you think that’s a little harsh?!”
Them: “It’s the rules. You better have a doctor’s note next time.”
Me: …

And so, when I get back I’ll have 345897934857 more pictures and stories to tell. Internet will be scarce, but I’ll do my best to update!