Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday in Zanesfield, Ohio

The CarolinaPetanque gang (Bob, Don E., and Gladys not pictured)
Joan smiles for the camera


Jacob, Kristi, and Paul

Bo, Lenni, Josh, and Tom

Lenni, Parker, and Bo
Sunday morning allowed us our second delicious breakfast at the Inn before moving once again to the petanque courts for a couple of early-morning games before heading south.

Thanks again to Zanesfield  Petanque Club for a great weekend!  Our place in the fall?

On the road again

Ohio farmland

Saturday in Zanesfield, Ohio

Mollie Johns (Myra & Ruby in background)
Saturday's play was a daylong affair beginning around 10:00 AM.  There were somewhere around 35 to 40 players joining in the fun.  Around midday, Mollie Johns was Chief Cook for the burgers-dogs-sides lunch provided by the club.  Very good!  The weather was just about perfect.  There was just enough cloud cover throughout the day to help us keep our cool, but enough sun peeking through routinely to keep it from seeming dreary.

Despite the cloud cover, there were quite a few red necks (and faces) by the end of the long day's play.  We didn't wrap up play until around 8:00 PM.  It was just about as perfect as a day could be for avid petanquers (petanquists?).

 Then, when evening arrived, we moved the party a half mile or so to Tom's fabulous place in the nearby forest.  The pictures can hardly convey how spectacular the scene was.  There was the lovely home itself, a backyard fireplace complete with a built-in wood-fired pizza oven (!), and the finishing touch-- an amazing golf-course-quality green for croquet!  You gotta see it to believe it!

Croquet, anyone?

Example of our dinner fare

Friday in Zanesfield, Ohio

Bo Johns
Justin Bo Johns, his wife Mollie, and all the other friends and associates of the Zanesfield Petanque Club of Zanesfirld, Ohio, went all out to make visiting players from Michigan and North Carolina welcome at their home courts this past weekend.

From the Carolinas we had Kirk/Bo Edwards (with Parker), Bob Moyer, Cruz/Kristi Bunn (with Mary Hazel, Lenni, and Georgie), and Shirley/Gary Jones.  CarolinaPetanque member Don E. Baker from Dayton, Ohio, also attended along with his friend and neighbor, Gladys.

Shirley and I arrived in Zanesfield around 3:00 PM on Friday.  Bo and Mollie (with Lucy and Ruby) hosted us at their home and supplied us with a home-cooked dinner of spaghetti, salad, and dessert.  Joining us for the dinner meal were Michigan players Howard and Jane along with Zanesfield players Mike, Joan, Myra, Josh, Bill, and Tom.

After dinner we moved to the courts, which are within walking distance of Bo and Mollie's home, for Friday afternoon's play.  We played until about midnight before Shirley and I finally made the trip to our home for the weekend-- the beautiful Myeerah's Inn Bed and Breakfast owned by Zanesfield players Mike and Joan.

Post Office at center of Main Street

Myeerah's Inn


Lucy and Ruby with Mom

Sign at the courts

Our hosts at the Inn, Mike and Joan

Court #1

Bo organizing

Howard pointing


Different view

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nice Crowd and some New Players

Kaye Taliana and Bill Rhyne
Ron Taliana and Kirk Edwards
In the Shade
Bill Rhyne and Pam Pelc

Lauren Gioscio and Kirk Edwards

The kids having a snack

Bo, Bob Pelc, and Kaye

We had some new players yesterday at Miller Park.  Kirk Edwards' mom, Kaye Taliana, and her husband Ron joined us for the first time.  Shirley's brother Bill Rhyne was also there.  We're always glad to have new players and hope their first petanque experience with the gang at Miller Park was a good one.

Kirk, Bo, Uijin, and Lauren made the trip down from the mountains to play.  We're always happy to see them and yesterday was no exception.  Kirk and Bo were doing a little tuning up for next weekend's trip to Zanesfield, Ohio, to play with Bo Johns and the rest of the Zanesfield group.

And let's not forget to thank the locals for supporting play.  In addition to Shirley and myself, we had Bob Moyer, Fred Marchant, Bob Pelc, and Pam Pelc.  

In addition to a good afternoon on the courts, several of us traveled on to the Fox and Hound for a little sustenance after play.  (Thanks, Bob M. for treating Shirley and myself!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Petanque with Family and Friends

My brother, Marvin Jones

Peggy Huffman, nephew Travis Henry, his wife Leah

Shirley's brother, Bill Rhyne and neighbor Cliff Adkins

Sue Wien's brother Danny with Terry and me
Our son-in-law, Rob Acuna with Terry and me

We had our son-in-law, daughter, grandkids, and numerous others of our family and friends visit us in Lexington over the past weekend.  In addition to the visiting with our guests, we managed to sneak in a few games of petanque.