September 8, 2019

Cabin Classic 2019

Cabin Classic 2019
Todd Swank Diary Entry for September 8, 2019

It was a great week for seeing old friends.  It started on Labor Day when we had the opportunity to spend time with Miss Sheri's college friends, Robin and Cathy.  They're such nice ladies.

On Thursday night, we had our Prior Lake Empty Nester get together at the Buffalo Tap in Savage.  We had a fun time together, but I never did see any Buffalo in that place.

On Friday night, I headed down to Clear Lake for our annual get together hosted by Jason Alexander called the Cabin Classic.  We've been doing this event since 2007 and I think I've made it to everyone of them but twice.  They're such a fun group of guys, I look forward to this weekend every year.

Greg Olson showed up on his boat, so Krazy Kory and I asked him to take us for a sunset cruise on Clear Lake.  He was happy to oblige.

It was such a beautiful night and the lake looked like a still mirror reflecting the sunset and then the moonlight.  So pleasant.

My favorite part of the weekend is playing Texas Hold 'Em until the wee hours of the morning.  The games can get pretty serious, but nobody leaves crying or anything like that.

I love waking up to this view of Clear Lake.

We went to a golf course in Sheffield, Iowa.  It's a beautiful course, but not very busy at all.  As a matter of fact, I don't think I saw any other golfers outside of our group the whole day.  People just don't know what they are missing.  I also don't think there are very many people who live in or near Sheffield, Iowa, so that probably has something to do with it as well.

I'm a terrible golfer, but these guys are all really nice and don't hold it against me.  Well, maybe they do hold it against me, but just don't tell me about it.  But when you think about it, that's also really nice that they don't tell me about it if they do hold it against me.  

We played a "Best Ball" tournament and I was paired up with a superstar.  We almost won the whole tournament. We discovered that Krazy Kory and his partner were the only ones who could beat us, but they had to par the last hole to do it.  We were secretly hopeful when their drive landed in the deep rough and they had to clear a pond as well to get to the green.  Krazy Kory stepped up to the plate and whacked an incredible shot that put him dead center in the middle of the green with only a two putt needed for victory.  Which meant no prize money for Toddy.  Dang Krazy Kory.

Win, lose, or draw didn't matter.  We all had a great day of golfing with good buddies.

Saturday night brought us back to the cabin for a grilling exhibition and more Texas Hold 'em.  All in all, it was a dang good weekend!

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