No time on the bike this weekend. I drove a few hours into Missouri to Lightfoot Park on Pom de Terre Lake to spend some time with some buddies. Brad and I worked together several years ago, and though we don't get to see each other often, we've remained friends.
About 8 years ago Brad invited me to men's weekend. Several guys who had been camping and skiing with their families thought it would be fun to have one weekend a year for just "the guys". So, in the early 90's they started heading to the lake on the last weekend in September.
Brothers, brothers-in-law, friends from college, and a few others get together to ski, golf, sit around the fire, play some games and give each other a hard time. Some years there's a canoe or a sailboat. Some years we set up a volleyball net. We always stay up late, enjoy catching up and laughing at each other, and our selves. It's just a couple days, but there's time to read, nap, and just hangout, and it's a pretty nice place to do it.
Four of us drove around the lake on Saturday to a little golf course on rolling hills that overlooks the lake on a hole or two. We were pushing it a little to get 18 holes in before it was too dark, but a golf course is such a beautiful place to be as the sun goes behind the trees and adds some color to the clouds in the sky.