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Fun takes flight during Park City family retreat

Brad brought plenty of discs for the whole family.

The Canyons Resort was the setting for today's round.

The first act of our family retreat in Park City, Utah was a round of disc golf. The gondola and chair lift took us to the high-mountain course where we spent most of the time hunting for lost discs. We lost just one, but found two others for a net gain.

Many other mountainside activities await the family in the next few days, proving Park City is not just a winter paradise!

The fairways were a bit overgrown and Reg landed one up a tree, sending Brad on a rescue climb.

Dedicated disc hunters search successfully.


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St. Andrews’ best kept secret

Who wouldn't want to claim that they've played golf in St. Andrews, the birthplace of the game? Not us! We discovered the Himalayas course back in 1997/98 when we lived here. It was great family fun and still is the best deal around for just £2.00/person (or about $3.40). We grabbed our good friend Trish and set off for an afternoon of friendly competition.

Unlike any “miniature” golf course I've seen, it offers 18 holes of fun, frustration and good memories; much like any golf game, I guess. Positioned alongside the famous Old Course, the Himalayas course is a challenging layout of humps, bumps and dips where skill helps but luck can play a larger part. It also offers the chance (for those of us not yet qualified for the real thing) to be photographed playing golf with the famous clubhouse in the background.

Trish and I were astounded when Reg started out with a hole-in-one. Trish helps me celebrate my hole-in-two of which I was very proud! We pose for a quick photo before heading to the clubhouse for a well deserved cup of coffee.



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