The occasion was the US Open Championship conducted by the United States Golf Association.
It was played at Merion Golf Club just outside Philadelphia.
While there was considerable consternation prior to the competition, when it was all over - almost everyone was raving about the logistics, the course, and the competition. I've been to a considerable number of professional golf events...and this ranks right up there as one of the best!
We had wonderful conversations with folks on the bus or in the bar with visitors from New Zealand, Denmark, England, and even Colorado Springs. To many we had to explain that New Mexico is that vacant space between Arizona and Texas. Some would say something about balloons...
There was some time for sightseeing
Heading for home:
Ed Mahr -- Rodger Beimer -- Jim Baca
We were kind of like