We stopped in Florida on our way home from the California trip to visit with our friends, Mike and Sharon, for a couple of days. They are from Louisiana but have a nice, cozy weekend getaway in Gulf Breeze near Pensacola. Of course we searched Petanque America's blog to find a place near our hosts' home to play petanque. We found a real winner: Seaside. It's a jewel of a town about an hour and a half from Gulf Breeze.
The Kiss the Pig Society plays petanque at the beautiful little wedding chapel near the town center.
We chose Sunday for our trip, but, unfortunately, missed some of the players who were there on this particular weekend on a Saturday. We were especially disappointed to miss getting to meet Trish Taylor. Trish lives in Raleigh, NC, and is on our CarolnaPetanque e-mail list. She has wanted to get over to play with us in the Carolinas, but it hasn't worked out to date. She happened to be in Seaside (vacation?) on Saturday but was on her way back to Raleigh on Sunday.
We did, however, meet a couple of new players-- Tracy and Tim from Virginia. They joined us for a fun game while Shirley took a few snapshots. We hope they'll try getting together with the Richmond (Churchill) Boulefrogs when they get back home. At least we tried to steer them in that direction.