For my recent big decade birthday on September 19th, Ky asked me what I would like for a gift. Because we're nomads and we don't have room for much stuff, my answer made life very easy for him. He hates to shop and gift giving is just not his love language. If you're not sure what that means, take a look at this Amazon affiliate link - Believe me, this book saved our marriage early on. We just had our 32nd anniversary, so there is definitely something to it!
I asked for a pickleball learning journey. I wanted a pickleball lesson with a pro once a month for the next year. He liked the idea so much that for his birthday, which was just 27 days after mine, he wanted to take the journey with me. Ky and I have been playing pickleball just over three years. We are always striving to get better and we love to drill. We want to start perfecting some things rather than just practicing bad habits.
We were staying in Sonoma, CA, pet sitting for two awesome cats. Our six week sit was to have been completed in early Oct. Spoiler alert, we were asked to come back for a second time so we'll get more time with this cutie and her brother Finn.
Hailey is an awesome fast cat. I wish I had half her speed and directional skills.
We found great pickleball about 35 minutes away from us in every different direction. In six weeks we played at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, Sunrise Park in Rohnert Park and Finley in Santa Rosa, Hill Recreation Center in Novato and Vineyard Park in Yountville. For drone shots of most of those take a look at www.HoverHigher.com.
Next we accepted another pet sit in Portola Valley, CA for two other awesome cats.
I'll only share if I get to play too!