Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reuniting with old friends.........

It was the summer of 2007 when we met Marcel Lemieux and Louise Barette.  We were traveling through New York State on our way to St. Clair Michigan, when we stopped to play with a group of pickleball players in Scotia, New York.  The two of them were visiting from Quebec, Canada and we all ended up in the same place at the same time.   Coincidence?   Maybe so - but we have remained in touch since that time.

It was the winter of 2008/2009 that we  planned to spend the season together, along with a few of our other pickleball friends at the Outback RV park at Tanglewood in Sebring, Fl.   We got to know the two of them so much better that winter, both on and off the courts.  Not only do they play a mean game of pickleball, they are professional clowns and magicians. 

After returning home to Quebec, they both experienced some serious medical issues, Marcel with his heart, and Louise with breast cancer. 

Today we saw them again for the first time since they left Sebring.  And they are looking and feeling just wonderful!!!   They drove down from Dover (near Tampa) today and spent the afternoon and evening with us.  The two are very active with Pickleball Quebec - so it was a lot of pickleball talk.  We did take  a stroll along the River, cooked out some burgers and talked until after dark.  They will be staying over in St. Pete Beach in February - so hopefully we can get together at least one more time before they head back north. 

1 comment:

  1. do give Marcel & Louise our love, so good to see them looking so well xxxxxxxx