There must be some sort of petanque virus in Wyoming these days!
Over the past months, several boules shipments went out to America's 10th largest, but - with only around half a million inhabitants - least populous state.
It started with Wilson, then Teton Village, followed by Jackson. A couple of phone calls later I understood that Clark and his friends in the Jackson area have started to play together on a regular basis and are having a ball.
Then there's also Riverton, where Bernard and friends are developing the "Wind River Petanque Club". The first meet will be the "Riverton Open" on September 13. To learn more about this beautiful area, have a look at this book - Wind River Country
Below are pics of the Riverton terrain. Notice the clever homemade rake to smoothen the play area: two galvanized pipes, with a piece of chainlink fence.
My next "mission" is to get the Jackson and Riverton folks to play together. Only problem: in Wyoming the distances are huge!
Update Sep 13: Hurrah - the first connections have been made (see comments below). I hope some of those resoundingly named teams will fly in for the Open in November!