On our way home
So, we’re heading home today & it’s gonna be a long one. We had to be ready at 10:30 to get the shuttle to the airport, so we decided to finish our week in Myrtle Beach the way we started it by having breakfast up at the Cracker Barrel. This is fantastic place with a shop at the front & a restaurant at the back, open from 6 in the morning till 10 at night, we both went for
Grandpa’s Country Fried Breakfast.
Two eggs* cooked to order with Grits, Sawmill Gravy, homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, real butter and the best Preserves, Jam n’ Apple butter (on request) we could find. Served with Fried Apples or Hashbrown Casserole and Chicken Fried Chicken or Country Fried Steak.
A short walk back to get the bus & we were heading to airport, with us in the shuttle were Jeremy & his mother from Austria, it was a nice drive that took about 40 mins, when we arrived last week it was getting dark so you couldn’t see much, with it now being daylight there seemed an endless amount of golf courses, restaurants, adventure golf. We went past a PGA Tour superstore that was not far being the size of the IKEA.
On arriving at the airport we were greeted at the front door by a sign, thankfully Rick had left his at home 😜We got checked in and made sure we never had any of these at security, We headed for Nacho Hippo’s for a drink before our 1:24 flight to Philadelphia (we bumped into several other players from the tournament at the airport & our roommates at the start of the week had their flight to Charlotte cancelled, so they’re trip was going be very long ).
On Sunday in America the whole country stops for the football 🏈 not ⚽️, everyone is right into it…. so it’s church in the morning then watch the football the rest of the day. It was a short flight up to Phili and we were there at 3 o’clock, but our 9pm scheduled flight to Amsterdam was delayed until 11:05pm. We grabbed some lunch at one of the bars & watch the football 🏈 on one of there many tv’s
This was a cool bar as you place your order with an iPad, I had a pint of the usual with mac & cheese, Rick created his own burger & chips with a coke.
With having so much time we headed out of the airport to catch a cab 😜 to go downtown Phili, we headed for 16th & Cheshnut seemingly to place to go, so we were told. It was a great sight driving in to the center with the skyline of the city.We walked around for a couple of hours trying to perfect our American “how you doin” accent and were in awe of the buildings & skyscrapers. We got back to airport for around 6:30 and wandered thru the huge airport & ended up back at our favourite iPad bar to watch the Cowboys against the Bucs (another football 🏈 game). We got to our gate in plenty time where we found out we weren’t sitting beside each other I was in 13 E & Rick in 34 D and the plane was full. It was a small plane with 3 seats on each side and it was jammed, the German guy I was sitting beside who had been traveling for the past 48 hours was furious at the size of aircraft. (unlucky for Rick the guy sitting at the window must of eaten some that didn’t agree with him and hueyed (was sick) over himself and needed to get the toilet quick. After checking on Rick a couple of times to see if he was alright he was long gone in the land of nod, we arrived back in Schipol after a 6 1/2 hour flight to be welcomed by Herman & Monique waiting for us. Back in the Nertherlands. It was a great week that went past way to quickly, it was great to be in & about a top junior tournament organised by the Greg Norman Champions Academy, a fantastic academy, run by some of the most friendly & helpful people if ever met.
Also the Barefoot GC who were too extremely helpful & too all volunteers that helped on the course as well as of it. It was also great to be away with Rick for a week & we both learned a lot and will look back on this as a valuable experience.
A massive thanks……a real massive thanks to Herman & Monique for giving me this opportunity to accompany Rick to the other side of the pond….. I’m just glad that I brought him back in one piece or is it that he brought me back in one piece😜 either way we’re both happy to be back home.
Merry Christmas 🎄 & A Happy New Year.
Rick & Garry
PS I wonder if the Aussies are home 😉