A wild week

Posted: 12th August 2013 by Aaron Hagen in Uncategorized
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Sometimes you just have one of those weeks.

And last week was one of those weeks for me.

But in a good way.

It all started Wednesday with the annual Links Fore Literacy. It’s the Daily Globe’s golf tournament to raise money for Newspapers in Education.

I was fortunate enough to have a team again this year.

The foursome of Scott Gundermann, Jake Roethler, Ryan Seykora and myself weren’t the best golfers on the course — not by a long shot — but we may have had the most fun. We hit enough shots to make it enjoyable.

Then, it was off to golf league on Thursday. Again, another great day of golf. My game wasn’t great, but it’s always fun to get out of the office.

Friday featured a trip to the Nobles County Fair for lunch. It was fun to walk around and see the sights at the fair. I was in 4-H when I was younger, but I was never into animals or anything like that. So it was fun to see some of the animals featured this year. And, of course, the malts were delicious. In fact, I was still finishing one at a meeting I had in the early afternoon. I felt a little bad enjoying my malt without bringing some for the rest of those in the meeting.

Just a little though.

Friday night, Kelsey and I went to Blue Mound State Park in Luverne to camp with her family.

That night we were able to enjoy the campfire.

I returned to Worthington on Saturday for the Bluejay golf tournament to support Minnesota West’s athletic programs.

This time, I played with Kodi Muck, Jake Nolt, Justin Heckenlaible and Jared Rademacher.

We had a slow start Satudray morning. However, we picked it up. Of course the highlight for me came on hole No. 9. After explaining how the 40-yard chip wasn’t that difficult and we could make it easily, I hit it center cup to make a birdie. We had a great round and finished second in the tournament.

Then it was back to the campground. Before I even pulled into our camp site, it was raining. And while it stopped for a few minutes here and there, it rain most of the afternoon. And all of the night. And some of the next morning.

Being in a tent, I expected the worst. Luckily, we stayed pretty dry in our tent. During the breaks, we were able to roast some marshmallows and cook supper. But it was miserable. I know we needed the rain, but couldn’t it have waited a couple days?

By Sunday afternoon, the sun came out and we were able to go and do some hiking. We saw some prairie land and even gazed upon the herd of bison.

At one point during the rain, someone mentioned how you always remember the adversity. The trips where everything goes as planned aren’t nearly as memorable as those where things don’t.

I have to say, it was a great week. I could have done without the rain. But 45 holes of golf and two nights of camping made it a week to remember.