Saturday, March 3, 2012


Sat. Mar. 03 - We hosted a happy hour for the Pickleball players this afternoon. A week ago, we really lucked out when we came in to TT Wilderness Lakes. We ended up with a huge beautiful site - the perfect place for a happy hour or a pot-luck, or something. But then it rained. It poured! Our site was completely flooded for several days, and I forgot all about having a happy hour or anything!

Yesterday, Tom was just kidding me and asked why I had not had a happy hour? or planned an eat-out somewhere!! It sounded like a good idea to me, now that our campsite was dry! So that's how the happy hour came about! The thing is, Tom and Marge are leaving on Sunday and I discovered several other Pickleball players were leaving either on Sunday or Monday! We had to do some really quick planning!! With the help of other players we were able to get in touch with almost everybody, and we had a great turn-out!

Tom and Marge.

A couple of the guys were playing in the Pool Tournament this afternoon and would be late. Here are the Pool Widows, Jeanie and Sis.
Add ImageBut the husbands did arrive in plenty of time. Paul and Sis.

Jeannie and Ray on their "bikes" - the kind you sort of lay back on and paddle. They work pretty good as chairs for happy hour, too!

Roger and Anne.

Judy's husband, Bert, was having back problems and could not come. Anne was Judy's date for a while!

Dick and Beverly.

New Friends -

Joe and Barb have been on the courts every morning. Really good players! This afternoon I asked Barb where they have been playing, because I have not seen them around the TT parks where we play. Her answer surprised me! She said they have only been playing for a couple of years; started playing at TT Chesapeake Bay!!! (Our home park where WE got Pickleball started a few years back!!) Small world!!

Max and Dave. Met Dave on the Pickleball courts this week here at Wilderness Lakes. Good player! Notice his "wine" glass. It's a mason jar on a stem!! The jar even has the screw-on top to keep the wine from spilling!! I heard him say you could go on line and find out what type of epoxy to use to glue the stem to the glass! Interesting!!

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Ken, Paul, and Dick!! Two hundred and forty years among them!!! Ken is the baby!! Glad we are not all that old!!! Discovered Paul and Dick were born in the same hospital in New York!! And now they are both out west, RVing and playing Pickleball!!

This is interesting! Paul was showing us his tennis shoes; how his foot doctor had built up his Court Classics ($15 at Costco). He said the doctor liked working with the Court Classics best because they have rubber in them, or something like that. We had never heard of such a thing.

Ken compares his Court Classics with Paul's. Notice how Paul's sole is much thicker!

It was an absolutely beautiful afternoon for the happy hour. It was lots of fun!! Thanks, Tom for suggesting that we do it!! And thanks everybody for coming on such short notice!!

See you on the courts!!

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