Carol's Epic Road Trip: Day 2 (Redhawk Golf Course)

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What a great day yesterday at Redhawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho. It was an awesome way to kick off the golf portion of my road trip. This trip is about connecting with people and I made two new friends who are part of a large Facebook group I belong to called Women Who Golf.  Yesterday's new friends are Heather and Colleen.

We had so much fun and I was introduced to a new birdie juice... GRIND!  We enjoyed 2 shots (of birdie juice) thanks to two birdies. We had many more missed chances too. I suppose, the golf Gods were counting and decided we'd had enough alcohol for one round... so no more birdies we allowed. LOL

Redhawk is a challenging course in that it requires a lot of strategy when planning shots. LOTS of bunkers. I was in two but, as Colleen would say, she had many more "opportunities" to practice her sand shots than Heather or I did. LOL The greens were hard to read and especially challenging since they'd been aerated about 3 weeks ago and still not healed. Hard to get a smooth roll when it's bouncing it's way to the hole. And, might I mention, it's best to stay out of the rough. It was a fun day and I played well. Scored 82.

Today's adventure includes Jim Paulson so you'll have to check back for that post on another day.
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Comments (26)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Carol I think we are living vicariously through you right now!  You are an inspiration and I'm dreaming of my next long trip!!  So happy you're off to a GREAT start and enjoying a little birdie juice along the way!

Aug 29, 2021 02:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like a great time yesterday, Carol. Your trip is off to a great start.

I talked with Jim yesterday and learned you were visiting him today - I won't spoil the surprise about the plans, but look forward to hearing more tomorrow!


Aug 29, 2021 05:04 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

This is so much fun and I can't wait to follow you through your posts as you travel the country!

Aug 29, 2021 06:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm sitting here thinking those are the bluest skies I've seen in awhile.  However, I'm sitting here in Sacramento where we have been under a blanket of wildfire smoke for several days.

Aug 29, 2021 07:34 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The pandemic has really brought back road trips for a lot of people, and just hanging out with close friends. It's one positive. :

Aug 29, 2021 09:15 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

If I could shot an 82, I may be talked into going back, however right now, the desire is still not there.

Aug 30, 2021 12:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - while I caught a glimpse of this on Facebook, it seems seeing/reading it here adds a different perspective.  Or it could be more evidence that my power to retain information is in constant need for improvement.  Anything(and possibly everything) is a possibility.  Have fun as your epic road trip continues. . .      

Aug 30, 2021 05:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your post about day #2. I might actually learn a little something about golf from reading about your adventures!

Have a fantastic day today!

Aug 30, 2021 05:54 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is nice to see some green grass in your area.  Smoke from Tahoe region is blowing back to the ocean 6 hour driving distance away.  Will not see any rain for 2-3 months with little water left.....   Everyone is practicing brown lawn now.

Aug 30, 2021 05:59 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Carol Williams It's special to meet FB friends in person. You already knew them, but they are suddenly more real! Have a continued blast!

Aug 30, 2021 06:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Carol! Sounds like you are off to a great start on this year's adventure

Aug 30, 2021 07:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that you had such a good time and the reward of birdie juice waiting for you might lead to you scoring more birdies, haha.

Aug 30, 2021 07:42 AM
Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

So glad you are having such a great time Carol....continue!!!

Aug 30, 2021 08:49 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Give us more details of your travels.

I love reading them.

Aug 30, 2021 10:18 AM
Matt Brady
Finance Of America - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Lenders

Nice round at a new course. Bunkers are your freind. I would much rather be in a bunker than in the rough.

Aug 30, 2021 01:32 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Looks like the Epic road trip is off to a great start! ~ Safe travels.....

Aug 30, 2021 07:01 PM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Enjoy your trip Carol! Sounds like you are having fun.

Aug 31, 2021 07:29 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for sharing Day 2!  It was so good to "see" you on the Zoom today! Continue to travel safely! 

Aug 31, 2021 09:45 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I am glad you had a great time.  Happy golfing!

Sep 01, 2021 10:34 AM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA


You have a way with words and you make golf sound so exciting.   I think I want to learn 😀  Enjoy your adventure!

Sep 02, 2021 06:41 PM
Carol Williams

Yes Dinah Stallworth-Lewis . It's a fun game and you meet so many fun people.

Sep 02, 2021 07:05 PM