Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque is the home to the Official Bison Herd of Texas. Nathan and I went camping there with Brian and Eric and had an awesome time. There are bison and prairie dogs everywhere! While we were there we went fishing (no catches but lots of nibbles), hiking and horseback riding. In fact, I even slept outside under the stars one night in the hammock I bought last year. We all had a blast and this past weekend went by way to fast!
In 2006 I was fortunate to join my mom and Troy University for a study abroad session with a focus on British Broadcasting. Here are my favorite moments.
Here I am with several London Police Officers in one of the many train stations we visited.
Me with Trey and JW / Lindsay and Kaetlin
The whole group after seeing Mary Poppins on the West End. The Mary Poppins Musical originated on the West End before moving to Broadway at the end of 2006.
The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England was a popular little jazz club that a lot of famous musicians got their start. The Beatles made 292 appearances there and other frequent performers include The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen and The Who.
Here is William Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This little community south of Warwickshire, England is the birthplace of Shakespeare as well as the home to The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britain’s most important cultural venues.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.
While we were at Stonehenge there was a torrential downpour – it was hilarious.
Bath is a city in Somerset, South West England. The city became a spa when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon.
Getting a behind the scenes tour of the BBC was the highlight of the few weeks we were in London. We also had the unbelievable privilege to be in the studio audience of the very last live episode of Top of the Pops – the BBC’s iconic weekly music television program. We saw McFly sing “Don’t Stop Me Now”, Snow Patrol sing “Chasing Cars, Lemar’s “It’s Not That Easy”, The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once”, Alesha’s “Lipstick” and Gnarls Barkley’s “Smiley Faces”. If you look hard enough, you can see me right in-between the two hosts as they say their final farewells. That is a moment I will never forget.
British Parliament behind me at night.
The group after seeing Billy Elliot, which also made it’s debut on the West End in 2005, before coming to the States in 2008.
My mom and me next to the Penny Lane sign, a street in Liverpool, England that was made famous by The Beatles.
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
Looking back at the experiences I’ve had has been so much fun, I’m pretty sure it’s going to start to become a regular ‘thing’. That being said… here we go!
My roommate freshman year was Laura Hansen – an awesome graphic designer who was a goalie for SCAD’s Soccer team.
Waiting/sleeping outside of O-House with Jewya.
Lots of great times with Jewya and Alex, they were roommates for several years. Alex is now an interior designer in Seattle.
Staying up late with Holli while she made a dress out of a shower curtain.
Staying in a house with the girls at the Tusculum College Women’s Collegiate Golf Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C. and eating Kaphy’s famous Hot Pockets.
The breakfasts at Kiawah were ah-mazing.
Me during our home tournament at Wilmington Island Club in Savannah.
Jewya hitting out of a bunker and Coach with Art the Bee at our home tournament.
Stealing oranges before the NAIA Region XIV Florida Sun Conference tournament in Lake Wales, FL.
Kaphy, Jewya and me doing who knows what and Sarah singing to us with her IcyHot microphone.
Going with Jon and Jewya to Hazelhurst, GA and supporting Sarah during her audition at the Colgate Country Showdown.
Singing along with Donny Osmond when he starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Kaphy and her mom.
Discovering Grapples (grape flavored apples) and Sarah on the range at Nationals.
Me at the NAIA National Championship in South Bend, IN at Blackthorn Golf Club.
Savannah is a magical place and I consider myself blessed to have had the fortune of attending the Savannah College of Art & Design and representing their golf team for four years. Here is a special look back at my first three collegiate tournaments.
Southern Nazarene Invitational in Bethany, OK. Oct. 4-5, 2004
Coach Workman, my dad and a young Hallie
Ashley a.k.a. “Lemon” and Holli
Sarah and her parents
Sarah and Coach
Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational in Rome, GA. Oct. 11-12, 2004
Me, Ashley, Coach and Jewya
Holli, Ashley, Sarah and Jewya
Sarah, Jon and Sofiane
Flagler Fall Slam in St. Augustine, FL. Nov. 1-2, 2004
Sarah and me during our practice round.
Coach and Kaphy
Sarah and Ashley
Sarah, Ashley and Coach picking up groceries.
And a few misc images.
Caroline, Kaphy, Sarah and Coach
Me, Julia, Jewya and Ashley
My favorite impromptu team pic
A water balloon fight with the guy’s team: Dalton, Jon, Phil Frank and Sof
Jewya, Ashley, Julia, me and Sarah
In 2006, my dad and I drove from London to the beautiful country of Scotland. We played four rounds of golf and had enough wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Monifieth Golf Links, Angus, Scotland, 2006.
Carnoustie Golf Links. Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, 2006.
The New Course at St. Andrews. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, 2006.
The Old Course at St. Andrews. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, 2006.