Sunday, December 11, 2011
Pebble Peregrinating -- Back to Reality
All week, I will be out at Pebble Beach, playing golf, soaking in the sun, and enjoying the incredible function that is Lexus' Champions for Charity (#lexusc4c). These are my ramblings throughout the week.
Nothing is really as depressing as the day you have to leave from something incredibly special. I'm sure people feel this way on Honeymoons, when the day you leave is really the first day of the rest of your life and the excitement of everything that just went down is finally over. For me, the wheels coming up at the Monterey Airport was, for the second straight year, a somber moment, mostly because it's tough to be somewhere so special, with so many great people, and then leave it.
That said, I couldn't have had a better time. The people at Lexus and Octagon make Champions for Charity a must-visit, and throughout the next few days, I will have different posts highlighting those things. But before I get back to recounting the week, I must say that it's pretty remarkable that an event could raise over $30 million for charity as Champions did this year and be so much fun for everyone involved. Pebble Beach is a special place, and everyone that comes to the event can't wait to get back. Seeing their faces, and reactions, and talking to all the people involved really made me appreciate this year even more than last, because I feel I really could see the fun they were having while helping an incredible cause.
One of the funniest moments of the week came on Thursday night, when I was talking to a couple of great guys from Chicago. They still had two more days of golf left, but the only thing they could think about in between laughs and jokes about their score was what the heck they had to do to get back next year. Today begins that journey for them, and hopefully, for you. Trust me when I say this; finding a way to the event in 2012 will be one of the smartest things you can do for yourself, and for others. It should be on your Bucket List, and hopefully, maybe, I'll be there to have a glass of wine with you and just enjoy life in a fairytale land.
More to come on Monday.