Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tom and Carol surprise us

Barb and Rom

Shirley gets in the picture!

Today's winners-- Sue and Fred

Marc's new look

Watch closely!

Augustin, Tom, and Carol

Our good friends Tom and Carol from Lincolnton showed up for Sunday afternoon play.  It' had been quite a while since their schedule allowed them to join the group.  Tom has been working in Virginia and coming home on weekends.  Carol decided to go with him this week, so they stopped by Winston-Salem for play and an after-play dinner meal.

Marc Quilici made the trip with Augustin over from Hickory for the first time in a while.  Sporting new facial hair.  Whaddaya think, ladies?

Joseph, Barb, Rom, Fred, Gail, Augustin, Marc, Bob, Tom, Carol, Sue (Wien), Shirley, and Gary enjoyed the nice Carolina-in-February weather.  Join us next time!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Danny and Sue on vacation

View through the screen from the camper!
R.D. , Trish, and Sue
Sue might be overdressed!?

CarolinaPetanque members, and our good friends, Danny & Sue are on vacation in Edisto Beach, South Carolina.  They are enjoying a camping adventure with Danny's brother R.D. and R.D.'s wife, Trish.  It looks as though they found a great place for petanque on one of the campground's roads.  We, of course, miss them at Sunday play, but we wish them a wonderful month of good weather and good times.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday 2013

Valentines Day is coming soon!

Recent wind damage



We were surprised upon arriving at Miller Park in Winston-Salem yesterday to find that recent ice, rain, and wind storms had combined to bring down a fairly large tree at one end of the number one court, rendering both it and our overflow area pretty much unplayable.  We're glad no one was hurt when the tree fell and are confident that the Parks&Recreation folks will have it cleared before too long.

Speaking of the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department, we owe them a big "THANKS!" for the recent installation of a Porta-Potty for the use of the bocce/horseshoe/petanque crowds.  It certainly makes things more convenient when we have our marathon play sessions lasting four to six hours (or more).

Three of our group of yesterday's players decided to go ahead and make the commitment to support petanque in the United States by joining the Federation of Petanque USA (FPUSA) through CarolinaPetanque.  Welcome Barbara Arbuckle, Rom Still, and Joseph Kilpatrick-- and thank you for your support.

All three are walk-up players who live in the Winston-Salem community.  Joseph has been playing with us for several months now on a regular basis.  Barb and Rom are more recent additions to the group.  They have frequented the park for quite a while as bocce enthusiasts and have only joined us for play on three or four occasions, but they have become regulars of late.