Jun
30
2009
By Stephanie Wei under General

Weekend in the OC sans Golf

I’ve been traveling a lot this summer, generally golf-related biz. Most of the trips have been either a quick train ride OR a six-hour flight. No complaints – they’ve all been great. But, well, I’m not great with handling jetlag. This weekend I ventured out to Dana Point, California for Tina Mabanta’s (old junior golf friend) wedding. I was tentative about the trip since I was just out West and all the travel, US Open hangover, recovering from being sick etc. Wah-wah, I know. Cry me a river. And not that I didn’t want to be at my friend’s special day, but health is important. Yet, once I was there, I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Something about the palm trees, Pacific Ocean and amazing weather – it does wonders for…just about any ailment.

Tina’s wedding turned out to be a semi-junior golf reunion (another theme of my summer). She played on the UNLV team and we met at a tourney when we were 13, so it only made sense. So much for “non-golf” weekend! But it was great catching up with old friends – some of whom have been “stalking” me via my blog. Words I love to hear (thanks, Alissa!). Seriously. Oh yeah, the wedding was probably the best I’d ever been to. Congrats, Chuck and Tina! I can’t think of two people more perfect for each other.

And while I promised myself to make the weekend a golf/blog-free vacay, every day I tried to watch the Travelers Championship. (I know, I have a serious problem.) BUT, the hotel didn’t have The Golf Channel and over the weekend, it so happened CBS was the one channel NOT working. What about Wegmans? Yeah, I couldn’t find the coverage. (Shocking.) Perhaps the Golf Gods were trying to tell me something.

Aside: In case you were wondering, I did not have the good fortune of running into LC or Heidi and Spencer. Darn. But apparently one of the frenemies (don’t ask me which one because I’ve never seen any of those shows and who really cares) was a guest at the wedding.