► We’re #1: September 5, 2013

Thursday 5 September 2013

Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate

sun beamsTonight was the first night of fall league Cornhole. We left the house rather early in order to allow ourselves time to eat dinner – even though earlier in the day Lori promised to have dinner ready when I got home. We were happy we did because Ted (Ted Instead) was all alone trying to set up the boards so we helped. As people arrived we also started pulling out chairs and the round tables. We’re getting pretty good at setting up our play area.

sophie boat edgeDuring summer league your team number was based on when you signed in on the first night. Tonight, instead, they had a bucket of papers from which to draw to find out your team number. Lori had already paid but sent me to pick our number. By the time I found the bucket, a handful of paper slips remained. I stuck my and in, inadvertently grabbed two, so flipped one back to have my final piece of paper.

As I headed back to the table I opened our slip we are team number 1. When Lori asked out number I started cheering, “We’re #1! We’re #1! No matter what happens this season we will always be #1!”

We played the first game, sat out two games, played the fourth game, sat out two games and played the seventh game out of the total of nine rounds. Our played against Sweety and Ted for our first game – an excellent start to the season. We found out that because we are team #1, we will always have this same schedule for the entire season. All other teams revolve around our team (as it should be).

Since we didn’t have to play the final two games Lori and I went home. Since we had helped set up we didn’t feel guilty leaving without helping put things away. I also think everyone understands that we have a long way to travel to get home… unlike most everyone else who lives within a 5 – 10 minute drive away.

Going home was actually quite smooth. I guess there wasn’t a small craft advisory after all. We got home at a really decent hour. Prior to leaving we worried we’d be at Broomes quite late since so many more teams will be playing this fall. Whew, we got lucky because – We’re #1!

Time: 4:45 pm – 8:50 pm
Conditions: upriver – waves one foot, at times two foot waves, began to wonder if I had heard there might be a small craft advisory this evening; down river – smooth
Vessel: 23’ Seaway fishing boat
Lori, Sophie and me

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