I headed out this afternoon, GPS on the dashboard, heading for the local golf course… in Orlando there are so many that in any direction you are bound to find one. But I had carefully entered the address for the Nick Faldo Golf Course into my new handy dandy Garmin, and once I turned it on and charged it up, it led me easily and simply to the course I had selected.
My first time on the golf course since last November. A bit challenging getting into the swing of things, but all the kinks got worked out and I only lost 4 balls in the water over the course of nine holes. Not so bad. I played with a guy named Dave from D.C. He hadn’t played since October and could really hit the ball a far distance. He only lost three balls. It was a lot of fun.
In any case, I fired up the Garmin, now confident that I would be taken directly home. But it was not to be. My companion for the past week, Sue, who has one of these wizardry instruments had input the address for the place we are staying: Sheraton Vistana. The only problem was that there are four Sheraton Vistanas in Orlando, and needless to say she had input the wrong one. It took no time for me to get all turned around again until I found myself heading for the Magic Kingdom!!! At least I recognized I was off track, and as I had visited Disney on Wednesday I recognized a couple of landmarks… like the big mouse with big black ears on all the signs… anyway… I found my way, got home, and reprogrammed the $#%^@ thing. Tomorrow I head out to another golf course, this one 10 miles away—and I better be able to find my way home. Will keep you informed. 🙂