I always tell people the same thing.
Worthington is what you make of it.
If you sit at home and do nothing, this town is going to make you miserable.
If you go out, make friends and have a good time, Worthington is pretty awesome.
Most of the time, people just kind of look at me like I’m crazy. I don’t think they believe me.
Until I take them out and about and introduce them to some people. Then it all becomes clear.
Well, last weekend, I took my own advice.
I didn’t stay home and do nothing. Instead, I had a great Saturday with a couple of friends.
Let me first start this story on Friday night. The three of us were talking about grilling. CJ Nelson suggested we do it soon. The second guy, Andy Berg, said we should do it the next day — at his house.
Fast forward to Saturday. I went to CJ’s house in the middle of the afternoon. We had talked about playing some golf. But it was hot and we were all moving a little slow, so we settled on frolf.
I had never played frolf — or Frisbee golf — before.
So we picked up Andy and the three of us went to the course. I have to admit, Worthington has an outstanding course. Of course, I haven’t seen any others, but I was impressed.
What wasn’t impressive, however, was my ability. I started to get the hang of it toward the end, but it took a while. The fact of the matter is I just haven’t thrown a Frisbee that often. If I’m throwing something, it’s going to be a baseball or a football. It usually isn’t a Frisbee.
By the end, I was able to hold my own, so hopefully the next time I’ll be even better.
Once we were done, it was time to grill.
CJ had acquired some pork chops.
And on Saturday, I learned something: CJ Nelson is quite the cook.
He was preparing the chops with what seemed to be a random assortment of marinades and spices. From where I was sitting, it appeared there was no rhyme or reason to what he was doing. I’ll admit it, I was skeptical.
We purchased some potatoes and green beans at Hy-Vee and cooked those as well.
The chops turned out to be pretty amazing. The random spices turned out to be delicious. We slow grilled them (I’m pretty sure it took three hours) and enjoyed a feast.
So, if Worthington is what you make of it, I made Saturday a pretty amazing day with good fun, good food and good company.