Friday, September 15, 2017

Rain again

Yesterday evening at Morganton terrain. Jane, Steve, Jeff, Rusty, Marcia, Marc, Kathy, Juan, Kirk, Danny, Sue, Shirley, and Gary didn't let a little rain stop play.


Wednesday morning play at Miller Park.

If it's Sunday, this must be Miller Park!

 Small crowd for Sunday play in Winston-Salem on September 10, 2017.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Morganton play

Russel and Shelley

"Just use a pendulum motion with your palm down..."

Shirley's shadow in the middle

Rusty and Juan

Ed, Marcia, and Marc
Russel and Shelley were walk-up visitors on September 7 play in Morganton. Russel's mom lives in the area and they were in town for a visit. Too bad they're not around more often, because both took to the game quickly and we were super glad to have them. Unfortunately, they came down from DC (Shelley said she was from Detroit) so it might be a while before we see them again.

What rain?

Raindrops falling from my ear...

At Nick's after play
Wednesday morning play at Miller Park in Winston-Salem looked a little iffy, but we managed to persevere through several hours of on again-off again showers.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Selfie with hat!

On our way home from Texas, we spent Friday night in a motel near Knoxville, TN. Then, on Saturday morning, we got up early and drove about 2 and a half hours to Morganton, NC, to join the Gantts, Steve/Jane/John, for ten o'clock petanque.

After Saturday play in Morganton, we drove home to Lexington (about an hour and 45 minutes) to spend the night in our own home before making the Sunday morning drive (about 35 minutes) up to Winston-Salem for the Labor Day Weekend picnic and petanque at Miller Park. Rom and Barb brought hot dogs and hamburgers and we and others brought sides and fixin's for a cookout.

Then, on Labor Day, we drove back southwest to Nevin Park in Charlotte (about an hour) for special holiday play arranged by Denyse, Jeanne, and Lydia. We had a nice turnout on short notice with eighteen players. Khalid brought his friend Sam from New York and a new player from Charlotte, Pamela, joined us for her first time playing with the group. Though Sam was just in town visiting with Khalid and his family, and we may not see him again for a while, we hope pamela will be a regular player. She was already asking about buying boules, so that's a good sign!