WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Paul and Ava Linton and their two children lounged in the grass at the Greenbrier Classic Saturday afternoon.
The family had taken a break from watching golf to have lunch with some family friends who they were staying with while on vacation from the Washington, D.C., area. While the adults watched the golf, the children had their own agendas for their vacation time -- things like playing tennis and swimming in the pool.
"When they give us a break, we come out and watch the golf," Paul Linton said.
The Lintons, both management consultants from Bethesda, Md., are one of the many families spending vacation time visiting West Virginia during the Greenbrier Classic.
They've come to the Classic for each of its four years and have stayed with their friends, Andrew and Franca Gutierrez of Arlington, Va.
The Gutierrez family has a home on Van Buren Ridge in White Sulphur Springs.
The week of the Greenbrier Classic is a popular time for vacationing in Greenbrier County.
"The summertime is really our peak tourist season," Kara Dense, executive director of the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, said. "It's a great time for people to get together."
The Linton and Gutierrez families don't limit their time to the golf tournament.