For the Fourth of July holiday Dallas and I went to Michigan with his family. In many years past only people who golfed went. Last year many more people who didn’t golf went on the trip, but I was vacationing in Cape Cod so I missed it. This year I decided to go to Michigan and see what it was all about. I’d never been to Michigan before, except a brief visit to the Upper Peninsula. It reminded me a lot of Wisconsin.
Dallas’s Uncle Neil and Aunty Peggy live in Brighton, MI, which is just north of Ann Arbor and just south of Flint. Most people who were visiting stayed in a dirt-cheap hotel nearby their house. Room rates were only $35-$65/night. The first day we were there Dallas went golfing in a family tournament. Cory, Caroline and I went to Uncle Neil and Aunty Peggy’s house to visit and for breakfast, but then we were off to the Tanger Outlet mall.
Later in the afternoon we met up with the people who were golfing as they came into the 18th hole at Timber Trace Golf Club. This was a made up tournament they were holding called the Fukuda Cup. (Fukuda is a family name.) Danny made a trophy and shirts were ordered. Bragging rights were on the line.
Aunty Gail, Kyle, Uncle Neil, Scotty :: Timber Trace Golf Club, Pickney, MI
Danny, Dallas, Jeff :: Timber Trace Golf Club, Pickney, MI
Danny, Dallas, Jeff, & Uncle BB posing by the 18th hole.
Danny, Dallas, Uncle BB, Jeff :: Timber Trace Golf Club, Pickney, MI
Dallas, Aunty Gail, Kyle & Scotty resting after a long day of golfing.
I think Dallas, Aunty Gail & Kyle were wearing the brightest shirts they own.
Dallas’s Mom, Kathy :: Timber Trace Golf Club, Pickney, MI
Doug, Kathy, & Adam finished up.
Uncle Neil ready to go in the golf cart.
2009 Fukuda Cup Golf Shirts :: Timber Trace Golf Club, Pickney, MI
2009 Fukuda Cup Winning Team: Kyle, Adam, Jeff, Aunty Gail, Chris, Danny
Dallas was a sore loser, but drunk & smiling.