May 11, 2008

Petanque in the vineyard

Last weekend I had the good fortune to witness the Season Opener party of the Big Boules of Dry Creek club in Healdsburg, CA.
Jerry & Susie were the gracious hosts this time and had lined the driveway with witty mini petanque billboards.
All the right ingredients were there: brilliant weather, excellent food, exquisite wine in more than adequate quantities (several members have vineyards), an idyllic setting, and - above all - more than 60 delightful pétanque devotees.

As usual, I ended up on the boules terrain, put my camera on the side, and pétanque took precedence over pictures. But the few I made should put you in the right atmosphere, and encourage you to move to that part of the world tomorrow, if not tonight.

Slideshow (1:35 min) - with music

Jerry's scoreboard is a simple wooden plank, with 26 holes and - surprise! - 2 corks: a blue and a red one.


nerijus said...

nice party :D

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