After two days of play in Lincolnton, we moved about 75 miles to the northeast to play at our "home" courts in Miller Park in Winston-Salem, NC.
Shirley picked up a cake on the way to celebrate Marc's birthday which was Sunday and Jane's which is today. The Happy Birthday Song rendition was vastly improved when Marc himself belted out the lead.
Other than the two birthdays, the big news was that our friends from the Boone/Spruce Pine area of the North Carolina mountains--Kirk, Bo, Uijin, and Lauren were finally able to juggle their schedules (and their children!) around enough to make the commitment for the two hour trip down the mountains to join our little group. It was a delight to have them. They are all accomplished players and a fun, lively group to be around. We really hope it works out for them to join us again soon in the flatlands; otherwise, we''l be forced to track them down in the highlands to play again. Some of us (no names, please) need a chance to avenge the drubbing we got Sunday!