October 7, 2016
This is going to be an interesting weekend! Tomorrow, I will return to my high school to watch my niece play volleyball. Sunday’s objective will be to close up both my parents’ and my trailers for the season. Monday, I hope to play golf with my brother.
It has been over 15 years since I have walked into the Nashua High (South) gym. While a student at NHS, I played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball. Thousands of hours were spent growing as an athlete, leader and person within those four walls. Right out of college, I coached varsity volleyball at Alvirne High School. During our season, we played against Nashua. On those visits, I was focused on my team and trying to win the game. Returning tomorrow feels a little different! I am excited to sit in the stands with some of my family and reminisce about the “good old days.” I am interested to know if our championship banners still hang. I will walk the hallway near the cafeteria and look at the championship pictures and plaques. Hopefully, I might get into the locker room just to take a quick look and remember some of the pre-post game talks and celebrations. Can I still find my varsity locker after all of these years? Although I will be wearing a blue Gilford Volleyball Fan t-shirt, inside I am proud to be a Purple Panther!
Closing up the trailers at the end of the season, for me, is always a sad time. It signifies another summer gone and I often wonder how many more summers my parents will be able to camp. It is a time to say good-bye to our different camping friends. Some will be returning next spring, while other families will be moving on for different adventures.
Usually I enjoy playing golf! However, for various reasons, I haven’t played a lot of rounds this year. So instead of trying to beat my brother on Monday, I have selected to play at my favorite golf course, North Conway Country Club. I will be able to see some amazing scenery and fall foliage both from my car and on the course. I will be bringing my camera along in my golf bag to take a few pictures of Cathedral Ledge, Mount Washington and the Presidential Ranges.
I hope you have an amazing long weekend!