Nadal on Golf

Rafeal Nadal quoted in a Miami Herald article:

Most important is you can spend three, four, four-and-a-half hours with good company, with friends, with family. Spending time with friends, family, that’s great. That makes the round good.

He makes a great point that is opposite the standard complaint that “golf takes too long.” We are only here on this earth for so long, and we might as well enjoy our time, surroundings, and friends while we can. Let’s just hope I’m playing well!

Florida Vacation Journal

Day 1 – Saturday

Flight down; stop in Athens, GA; Land in Kissimee. Drive Town and Country up to Marriott Harbor Lakes.

Trip to Whole Foods and Golf Galaxy.

Day 2 – Sunday

Sleep in; drive to World Golf Village. There is the hall of fame (see pictures). Ate at Caddy Shack, Bill Murry’s restaurant.

Ate in St. Augustine in return; fed the birds and fish out the window.

Day 3 – Monday

Golf at Grand Pines in the morning. Great resort course, tight but long enough.

Pool time and then trip to Krispy Kreme and Edwin Watts.

Met Vozza family at Universal City Walk. Went to Bice (Beech-Eh) for dinner. Then played both of the new putt putt courses.

Day 4 – Tuesday

Meeting with Karen Johnson about Marriott stuff in the morning. ALL MORNING!

Tested a Mini Cooper; pool time; pirate show.

Day 5 – Wednesday

Lazy morning before lunch with Vozza’s and golf at Idleworth. Cirque du Soliel at 6pm. Dinner at Tommy Bahamas. Dan got Johnny Rockets and then left his bag there.

Day 6 – Thursday

Visit Crlebration, FL. Epcot. Things consumed: nachos, churros, fries, strawberry ice, asahi beer, Moracan mint tea, mousse, and lemonade.

Rode Test Track, Soarin, and a boat through green houses.

Dinner at Les Chefs de France. Illuminations light show to end the day.

Day 7 – Friday

Awake and packed bu 8:30 am. Take off at 9:30 am. Stops in Athens and Lexington before arriving in TC.

# 4 Spinach Potato Casserole

DELICIOUS! Ok I have to apologize right away … I forgot to take a photo. But I love this dish.

Boil a big pot of water and peel a few potatoes and then boil the potatoes for about 15 minutes

Pour a little olive oil in a pan and saute a whole chopped up onion and a few garlic cloves, also chopped.

Add spinach (I had un froze a frozen kind), and then add chunks of sausage (I had cut up sausage links) .

Drain the water and mash the potatoes with a dash of nutmeg, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup of skim milk and 1/2 cup of swiss cheese.

Mix it all together with the onion/sausage/spinach combo and place in an 8×8 baking dish. Cover with a 1/2 cup more of shredded swiss cheese and cook at 400 for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly!


Chris’s Rating – 8…I think, he said “add it to the rotation”, which is a good sign.

Lindsey’s Rating – 9…I initially gave it a lower grade, but after having it for lunch the next day, it was even more amazing so it gets bonus points for left over ability.