Monday, April 12, 2010

Masterful Phil and a Nice Day at WPAFB

The highlight of the day for me yesterday was watching the Masters Golf Tournament and seeing Phil Mickelson win his third green jacket.  He hit some amazing shots.

I remember watching the tournament years ago and seeing one of my favorites then - Greg Norman - explaining why he 'went for it' and lost again... He would say, 'You live by the sword and die by the sword'.  In this era, Phil goes for it...

Phil said something similar, "A great shot is going for it and getting it done", while "a smart shot is not having the guts to go for it".  He has lost a few major in the past due to some errant and ill-advised attempts, but yesterday it was pure, nail biting, joy for me to see him come through and win it like a champion.

How about you?  Do you have a favorite?

On another note, I want to say 'Thanks' and 'Welcome' to two new Followers:
Heidi Warner 
Appreciate you joining with the Roadrunner Chronicles and look forward to hearing from you!

Yesterday was more good weather here in Fairborn, Ohio at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Pam and I started out by hearing a great message at the Roadrunner Chapel.  (I call it that when we download a sermon and listen to it here in the Roadrunner.)  We oftentimes do that instead of finding a local church when we are away from family and friends in a new town.

Then we went over to find the closest base gym (Dodge Gym) and found the nearby golf course and golf proshop.  
After that we found the commissary and did some grocery shopping.  
When we returned, we went for a good walk out here on this end of the base.  It was a beautiful day to do that and we liked getting some exercise.  
When we got back, I took some pictures of the FamCamp campground and sites.  
It is a nice, fairly good size campground with well-maintained campsites.  I liked the fact that there is a few more feet between sites than what we are usually used to.  (It helps when it is less than 50% full and not yet into the camping season.)

Then it was back to the coach to watch the Masters.  Great stuff!

After that, we had dinner and still had time to walk over to Bass Lake and see some guys fishing.  
The lake has boat docks and rentals when the season opens.  It looks like it is still too early for that.

After some baseball, we went to bed early and are looking forward to a good week.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. That base RV camp looks absolutely terrific. It has all the amenities of a five-star resort and more! Nice sites too. I didn't manage to see any of the Masters but it was nice to see Phil win another major - he's blown a few too many.

  2. Nice set up there at the base. Wonderful photos and thanks for taking us on a tour! I have never been on a Fan camp base campground, nice to see how they are arranged.

    Karen and Steve

  3. Yesterday morning I passed the Wright Patterson exit on I-70 going west with a coach full of High school students on their way home from a class trip to Washington DC. I want you to know that I immediately thought of you guys and how I follow your blog, and also the trips I had made to Wright-Pat with my family, I also thought that hopefully in a few months when Donna & I are fulltime if I pass and exit I know where people from my blogs are I will at least give them a heads up and see about meeting sometime. Hope all goes well for you guys, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.