I knew it was going to be a beautiful day in North Carolina and I wanted to take a drive. Who doesn’t enjoy a leisurely car ride through gorgeous scenery? I certainly do! Plus, I wanted to finally drive down to Lori’s Golf Shoppe in Calabash and see it all up close and personal. I have gone online numerous times looking at Lori’s extensive inventory, but never had I actually been in the store. I decided to go the “long” way (by a whopping 12 miles) so I could stop and, basically, just breath the air that is Pinehurst, NC.
Also, I was leaving early enough that I would be able to enjoy the legendary breakfast buffet at Carolina Hotel. Some say it is the best in the golf! There’s piano music, made to order omelets. fresh fruit, pure Southern offerings, and more. Definitely a great way to start my day.
Note to self: need to return to Carolina Hotel for a Spa Day.
After I was completely satiated, I got back in my car and made my way down to Lori’s.
I’m not a huge shopper and I really dislike trying things on. I expected to go in, look around, buy a piece or two and get on my way. Wow, was I wrong!! I lingered…and lingered…and lingered. There was so much at Lori’s. Clothes, accessories, bags, shoes, and on and on. Lori’s is in one word: amazing!
My Lori’s haul!
Back on the road, I thought it was appropriate to finish out the day at Pinehurst. I had spent so long at Lori’s that it was actually time for another meal!! That’s a full day indeed.
I didn’t go as far as the hotel this time, but stopped up front at the Clubhouse to grab a bite there instead. The “Deuce” has a fun menu and a full bar. It’s a great 19th hole (even if I had not personally been on the previous 18.) There are cocktail choices made with North Carolinian spirits with names like Divot, Slice, and Bump and Run. Who doesn’t like a cutely-named cocktail? Unfortunately for me, I still had a bit of a drive ahead so my drink of choice, at least for this day, was an Arnold Palmer. Sitting there enjoying my fish tacos and watching the groups come up to the 18th green at No. 2 was pure bliss!
Even though I was solo, I was brought into a number of standard post-round conversations: the day’s lucky shots, amazing shots, and bad breaks. Golfers are always social and fun. What a way to finish up a very, very satisfying day. Even if I didn’t swing a club!