Sunday, November 24, 2013

Amelia Island - Oak Marsh - A "Bust" for Us!

The U. S. Kids Tour took us to Amelia Island Oak Marsh again (first time was August 2013). This time, the Sunday tee times were early and the hotel offered us a very special, low rate. Many of the families headed up on Saturday for a practice round; preparing for Sunday.
Our mid-week routine was interrupted when AA came down with a low grade fever. She rarely gets sick, and when the next morning, she seemed fine, off to school she went. Thursday night and Friday the fever came back and left again. A residual cough which has continued through today is still with her. We were on the fence about having her play this weekend, but she seemed well enough and trying to get her to rest or nap is impossible. So we made the drive, met up with the Sorge's and then it hit Ford. The flu seemed to sneak up on him, but he tried to ignore it until Saturday night. With the colder, windy weather on Sunday (today) and not really wanting to get AA out in it with her left-over-cold; we checked out and headed home. Ford's illness was a sign to get the two sickies home to recuperate.
The Oak Marsh golf course is challenging and beautiful; the Amelia Island Plantation Resort was wonderful, we wish we were there longer (and healthier) to be able to enjoy the beautiful pools and beaches, the shops and nature center, the fun tours, etc. Maybe next time!
Photos from the first nine holes practice round yesterday; it was sunny and 80 degrees:

The view from our 6th floor room in the Sunrise building:
AA was a good patient, at least she feels well enough to do some reading and artwork. Hoping for a healthier tomorrow!
From our Facebook post:
We are home, both sickies in bed. Ford is by far the worse with chills and fever. We are so sorry that we were around a few families yesterday; I am so hoping they don't catch what AA and Ford have. Here's a photo from yesterday when the pleasure of being outdoors, having fun with the Sorge's boosted their spirits (Ford did confess that by Hole #3 he thought he was going to "lose his lunch", so he was getting sick while we were out playing the practice round, but being tough, continued until later last night when he did get sick). Hope all have a fun day at Amelia Island's Oak Marsh course today. We look forward to seeing you in two weeks!

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