It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…
Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.
In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.
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I once lived in Holland, Michigan, where, one summer’s day, a friend – Brooks Besjovec – asked if I’d like to see some…
Red Chinese Bats?
It wasn’t far, he said, located just off of Ottawa Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Macatawa, so I skeptically agreed and the journey ensued.
It was late afternoon when we arrived. We parked along the side of a road near a local wind-surfing shop which I was familiar with, and my friend pointed across the yard of a nearby house. There, roughly four feet off of the ground, I could see a large rectangular-shaped wooden box anchored between two trees.
As we approached, Brooks cautioned me not to startle the bats, to approach the cage slowly, quietly. In so doing, I could see that the top of the cage was open, covered only with chicken wire.
A painted sign attached to the cage read, “Chinese Bats”, and, as I peered inside, I could see that my friend had indeed been telling the truth; there before my eyes were two red plastic wiffle ball bats – a.k.a., toy baseball bats (Made In China).
Modified photo from unsplash.com.
It was 1998 and I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when a disc golfing friend – Ron Klein – informed me that he was driving to California to retrieve items from storage, and wondered if I wanted to take a disc golf road trip to the west coast?
We played several courses while visiting The Golden State, the most memorable of which was DeLaveaga, in Santa Cruz.
Upon arrival, we learned that a local monthly disc golf tournament was just about to begin, and so we both paid a nominal entry fee to enter the event.
It was a small field and there were only two divisions – Ron signed up for Pro, and I signed up for Amateur – scheduled to play one round of 27-holes.
I’d played here once before, and hoped that my performance during this particular event would be competitive. When finished, all of the scorecards were submitted and official results tallied.
Although several of the top players from the Santa Cruz area were absent – playing instead at a PDGA tournament held in San Diego – it was nevertheless very cool to hear the Tournament Director announce that the winners of both divisions were from Arizona!
In addition to receiving my payout for winning, I also sold a dozen t-shirts to the local club following the event – contributing to a fun disc golf road trip!
Enjoy this cool skateboard in your neighborhood! Select from different deck types, and complete your purchase with optional trucks & wheels. Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kick-flips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Made in Reno, Nevada.
Made in Valhalla, New York, this jigsaw puzzle is printed in vivid and full color on sturdy cardboard stock. It has an easy wipe-clean surface, provides many hours of enjoyment and makes a great gift for the holidays! Several sizes available.
Fun for the entire family, this is wholesome entertainment that your children will enjoy! Put down the digital games and engage the challenge of this colorful jigsaw puzzle. It measures 11″ by 14″ with 252 pieces, though several other sizes are also available. Made of sturdy cardboard stock mounted on chipboard, it includes a gift box with the puzzle image printed on the lid.
Keep warm this season with a comfortable robot pattern throw blanket! It’s printed on front using edge-to-edge sublimation printing, and has an ivory colored back. Machine washable. Makes a great gift-giving idea! Other items also available.
This fun iPhone wallet features an open book style with built in stand and elastic strap closure. Your device is secured with a 3M adhesive strip. There’s also an anti-reflective camera hole and full access to camera, buttons, and ports. Easy to clean with a damp cloth. Available for the following iPhone models (only): 6, 6 Plus, 6s & 6s Plus.
This silhouette of a disc golf basket features a symmetrical abstract background with matching sky gradient. I’ve added it to Society 6, where you can visit my shop to discover great items!
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