Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Reeds' Cookout

 Rusty and Marcia Reed, Carolina Petanque members from Deep Gap, NC, invited the group up for a cookout and petanque party last Saturday. Rusty did chicken and ribs on the grill and some of the group brought side dishes and desserts, so we ended up having a real feast.

We also managed to get in a little petanque-- playing from about 10:15 AM to 6:00 PM. It was the first time many of our crowd had seen the court in the Reeds backyard. It's a real beauty! It is covered and lighted, so one can play in just about any weather at any time.

Though we had a good crowd and court time was somewhat limited by the sheer number of people wanting to play, we ended up alternating in and out enough that everyone got to play and get a feel for the terrain. Rusty has done a great job with the court texture. It's firm, but the top dressing of crushed oyster shell allows enough drag on the boules to make it fun for beginners and experts alike.

Many thanks to our wonderful hosts. We look forward to the next time.

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