Yesterday, we packed up a couple of suitcases and threw them and my golf clubs and drove off towards Birmingham, Alabama. Our destination was the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Whoo Hoo! We will be spending the next week there being pampered and playing golf.
The drive was beautiful as we mostly took two lane roads that cut through the forests and farmlands. At one point, the road was closed due to a road crew trimming trees that were hanging over the road. The detour took us onto a tiny little road that wound its way through the hills of north central Alabama. We were now in the back country and kept our fingers crossed that we would not come up upon a car coming the other way. The road was that narrow!
Once we return to the main highway, we breathed a deep sigh of relief. While a bit stressful, the drive was very scenic.
After about three hours, we arrived at our resort.
It is the home of a Robert Trent Jones designed course that is spectacular! It looks terribly difficult with 16 of the 18 holes along the water and tons and tons of very deep sand traps. Gulp! If that was not enough, it is also one of the longest courses in the US, with a yardage of over 8,000 yards. Double gulp!!
Today, Mary Margaret had the first of her spa days. When she returned to our room, she was floating on air, with a face that was glowing and a big smile on her face. We certainly hit a homerun coming here. Tomorrow, she will have the second of her spa days. Nirvana!
While she was getting massaged and soaking up the moist heat of the spa and pools, I went down to the pro shop and signed up for two rounds of golf. I would like to do more but I have discovered that playing more than every other day is just to tiring for me. Plus, today was sunny but cold and tomorrow will be the same. With that in mind, I have tee times for this Thursday and then Sunday. Mary Margret has suggested that she would like to ride in the golf cart with me on Thursday to enjoy the remarkable beauty of the course, so I am excited that she will be coming with me.
We hope take a day on Friday or Saturday and explore the sights of Birmingham. It is a city that we really don’t know so it should be a fun day.