Monday, March 29, 2021

A Winning Day

It’s great to have a golfer in the family. Especially when you need access to Hains Point during Cherry Blossom season. 

This afternoon, Will was only too happy to double his usual 64 balls at the driving range. Meanwhile the rest of the family strolled out to the tip of Hains Point and back, enjoying the blossoms along the channel that passes Fort McNair and leads to the Wharf. Molly had Grandma all to herself, while Brian and I dallied for the usual photo ops, water birds, and kites.

It just so happens that the East Potomac driving range faces the incoming and outgoing flight paths of National Airport. Ever since Will was 6 or 7, he has loved going to Gravelly Point to watch the airplanes come and go from directly underneath them. Now that he’s a teen golfer, he has another great vantage point, one that allows him to ID the plane’s colors and symbols, as well.

Today we managed to provide cherry blossoms in the sunshine for Grandma Kathie, solo grandma time for Molly, and plane-gazing plus golf ball blasting for Will. That’s a win-win-win!

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