Saturday, August 28, 2010

PGA Weekend Recap and a New Car!!!

I told you guys I'd upload some pics of our trip to Elkhart Lake, WI for the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights. You can't take a camera into the PGA unless your press, so I have quite a few of the hotel, ha!  Might look a little like a brochure/pamphlet for the hotel, hee hee. You can actually purchase some of these rooms as condos.

One of the pools. There were two outside pools, and one inside w/a hot tub. Why hotels don't put ALL hot tubs outside is beyond me, especially with the beautiful lake. We went out for a drink after a late dinner, so we never got to the hot tub (schucks!).  We did sit/swim by the pool before dinner and had a couple drinks-(Mohitos?) and an appetizer (Spinach dip with fresh bread, was fab!)
View from a bar at the bottom of the hill down from the hotel.
Tiki Bar where we had a drink after dinner. It was down the road from the hotel.  The area we were in was like a culdesac with hotels, retail shops, restaurants, etc. It was so quiet, and so nice. Felt like a strange suburb in the 1950's, like we were in an episode of Leave it to Beaver.  Reminded me a little bit of Martha's Vineyard, and like Lake Genva, WI (but less crowded) where my parents used to take me every Labor day as a child.We came upon this place, you walked in, and it was like Spring Break 2011!  It was so strange to walk this quiet, dark street, and then come into this hopping place.  I had two-three? Pina Coladas. They were fab!  Just what I wanted.  I was able to take one with back to the hotel with me, where I took a warm bath in the huge whirlpool tub. Mmmm....
Bed. Mmmm...
Before the PGA
Yes, this looks like one of those strange places you see from the highway, and you think, "who eats at those places?", yep, that was us.  We stopped for fuel, and I asked a station atttendant where we could get a good brat on the way home, and she said, "Well, at the Brat stop, of course."  "Okay, then," and off we went.  It was such a quirky little place. A strange kareokee bar/restaurant/grocery store type of place, where they sold cheese??  Felt like I was in the middle of a Chevy Chase National Lampoon Movie.  We watched the remainderof the PGA Championship there.  Their Polish saugage was fab, yum!
A pic of my In-laws.


Our New Car!!!
The hubs purchased this for me this weekend!!

(Just Kidding, ha, ha!)

Have a great weekend!