Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Marie's Birthday was February 18th - just a day after Rich's. Here she is enjoying her spcial day, holding an amethyst cluster.... while they were enjoying a boat cruise on Canyon Lake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - MARIE
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Stan and Nadine (KP) challenge Sally and Austin. Austin, at age 15, was the youngest competitor attending. A writer/photographer from the local newspaper was there today, and we think Austin is going to end up with his picture in the headlines!!! But the highlight of his day was when he beat Rich and his mixed doubles partner!This is Tom from Kings Point. Tom generally plays as Louann's mixed doubles partner, but has suffered an injury, so is temporarily out of pickleball commission. He was such a great help today - keeping score for the entire event.
Players enjoy the play as they wait between games.
Medal Winners: Anne Smith (Gold-Ladies doubles), Gary Ball (Gold- Mixed doubles and Silver in Mens doubles), Louann Dubendorf,Host Extraordinaire! (Silver-Mixed doubles) and me (Gold-Mixed doubles). On the right side is Nadine Powers (Silver -Ladies doubles and Bronze- Mixed doubles), Sally Michalski (Bronze - Ladies doubles), Rich (Gold- Mens doubles and Silver-Mixed doubles) and Joe Way (Bronze - Mixed doubles) .
Rich and I never even stopped to have lunch. I found a couple of peppemint patties in my goodie bag, and Rich did the same along with his orange drink and some chips. After the tournament was over, several people hung around to play some challenge games. By the time we finally got to have a meal - the Chinese Buffet was very much enjoyed!
Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page. That's Jeff Prosansky on the left. Jeff hails from New Hampshire and spends the winters here in Florida. He contacted us a couple of months ago and asked us to help him with a demo/workshop. Nadine Powers and Louann Dubendorf from Kings Point in Sun City Center came over to help with the demonstration and training. That's me with the microphone - welcoming everyone and introducing the trainers and agenda for the day.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Can't believe it's been since last Friday since we've updated our Blog. The forecast was for rain (what's new?) for Saturday, so we were packed up early and on the road back to Peace River. Getting the RV back into our site was crazy. When we parked it there the first time, no one else was on the row. This time it was like threading a needle!! But we made it, thanks to a little help from Kevin and Linda - our neighbors.
The weather has continued to be quite cold - but we've both managed to get out and play a few games of pickleball. There is a whole new group of players here now - and we were real surprised to see John and Carla back!! They were heading out of Florida, but the closing on their new home here in Florida was delayed ......so back they came.
On Tuesday we were invited over to Torrey Oaks for a small happy hour. Bob (the Clown) and Lavern, and Lee and Judy would be heading out in a few days so Sally wanted to get the group together before they left.
Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page: What's nice about getting together at Torrey Oaks is being able to use their lounge if the weather is bad. And today it was cold. Above are pictures of the group enjoying the evening.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Tomorrow - The forecast for the morning is in the 40's. We are heading to The Villages to meet with Coach Mo and Jeanne..............and get in a little pickleball.
A few months back we all compared our schedules and knew that during the first week of February Rich and Dee and Tony and Ruthann and Rich and I would all be the TT Park in Clermont. The weather this week, like most of this winter, has been cold and rainy, but the weatherman said Thursday and Friday would be rain free. Rich and Dee and Ruthann play pickleball in MeadowPointe with Rich and I. We gave our good friends Don (who also plays with the group) a call and invited them up for the day. Unfortunately Rich and Dee forgot that they had a show (they sell sterling silver jewelry) scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Leesburg.
On Friday morning - the weather man changed his mind and informed us that the day would be cloudy and windy and that rain was in the forecast for the afternoon. So we got the grill going a little early.
Here is Ruthann and Tony