I played golf on Wednesday at Monarch Dunes, a relatively new course down in the south part of San Luis Obispo County (near Nipomo). It's a beautiful links type course - very difficult. Lots of water, dunes, blind shots, tricky greens. But we had a great time. It's only a mile or so from the ocean, so there's usually a lot of wind. In fact, you can see the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes area and the ocean from a couple of spots. A pastoral scene close to Paso Robles. You can see how the hills are beginning to lose their green and take on that California summer look! I think these are some of those "Happy California Cows." It's nice to have such bucolic scenes so close to town.