Watching the BNP Paribas Open now underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden brings back fond memories. The year Magellan became a retired jubilado we rented a house in Palm Springs for five weeks and invited friends and family to come celebrate. Analyzing the odds, Magellan booked us tickets for the day he expected Rafa and Roger would play each other—and they did! Watching the Australian Open this January, we loved the ad that used tennis terms to showcase Melbourne: “Slice” showed a woman at a restaurant enjoying fresh tuna; “Foot Fault” presented a penguin briefly stumbling before waddling on. For fun, we’ve picked tennis terms to describe some of our travel experiences.
Ålesund: The Edge of the Sea
Every year millions of tourists visit Ålesund, Norway’s prettiest city. For centuries they’ve admired its setting, seven interconnected islands on the Norwegian Sea. And its elegant
Yes I remember your time in Palm Springs..And that fabulous fig? cheesecake from Shermans!
It was a date cheesecake and if you want the recipe after pleading with them they gave it to me!
Very much enjoyed our time in 2016 at the BNP Paribas open. Hopefully we will repeat in 2023 when we are back. I recall a few of these pictures – Magellan’s ACE in NSW – The Palm Springs rock climb CHALLENGE – Reid’s MOONBALL. Need a pair of those FOOT FAULT shoes…….. Looking forward to travelling again……
That trip was a real GOAT–Greatest of All Time!
Always good to mix up the material, my personal addition is a picture of Novak Djokovic and the word “Fault.”
Nice pictures and a springtime story.
The Australian Nick Kyrgios’ specialty shot is the Tweener; where Djokovic was a bit of a Weiner, until he was Bounced
Lol! Loved the photos and the reference to tennis terms. Oh, to travel again!
Agreed! Can’t wait to be able to say “Bye” and advance to the next round of travelling.