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Petanque US Open

November 15th, 2009 by theAddison

If you weren’t here this weekend you missed an absolutely gorgeous weekend with so much to see and do. The weather was typical for this time of year with 75 degrees and sunny. Except at night when it got dark but the local nightlife was worth taking in. The Green Turtle had a world-class blues band, a great jazz trio was playing at Cafe Karibo, there was latin dance night at Indigo Alley and house bands were playing at the Palace and at O’Kanes. Shannon and I even got the chance to go to the Turtle after our happy hour to listen to the band and have a tasty dinner.

The daylight hours had plenty to do as well. The regular Farmer’s Market was held Saturday morning and there were Veteran’s Day goings on at Fort Clinch. The big event this weekend though was the Petanque (Pay-tonk) tournament down at the marina. Petanque is kind of a cross between horse-shoes and bocci. We had 180 players in the tournament most of whom were from Europe and Canada. The tournament was a big success based on both the number of participants but also by the smiles on everyone’s faces down there this afternoon.
Please excuse the tournament photo shown here. It is hard to get an action shot of petanque as there is a lot of standing around by the players as they wait for their turn. Kind of like getting action shots at a curling bonspiel.
Next weekend is a big weekend for the B&B owners in town.. The Annual Cookie Tour takes place on Saturday. The inns will all be decorated in holiday style and at each inn on the tour you can sample their signature cookie and pick up a recipe card as well. If you stay with us for the weekend we’ll even give you a couple of tour tickets!

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