Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer family fun!

Just got back home from a fun weekend at the Oregon coast with the family.

This was the weekend of the third annual Friends and Family Slingball Tournament held at Pacific City. 

There's a real tournament held in town that is a fund raiser for a worthy cause, but the entry fee is $75, so we go to the other side of the sand dune and have our own tournament.....complete with a not so classy trophy and a really tacky custom made jacket! 

We don't play well....but we have fun and a yummy pot luck when it's over.

IMG_0888Last years champs, Lacey and Ron, planning their defending strategy.


This is a game with many names.....we call it slingball, some call it ladder ball, geezer golf and many other less flattering names.  You can see there is a ladder type apparatus and each player has three sets of slingballs, really two golf balls fastened to the end of a piece of rope.

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The object is to throw the set of balls so they wrap around a rung on the ladder, each rung has a different point value.  They draw names for partners and then play double elimination, you lose two games, you're out......every body is giving it their best shot.


Emma, Lucy and I colored!

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Getting ready to play for the "gold", Nicole adjusts the goals...getting it just right! 



With a little hula hooping on the side!

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Down to the final rounds.....last year's champs are defeated by new comer Nicole and more experience player, Brett!  Time for the final two games....husband and wife, Brett and Jan, are on opposing teams.  Brett is partnered with his niece-in-law (we have two Nicole's, how do we distinguish?) and his wife Jan is partnered with the other niece Nicole's that?


Brett and Nicole SCORE but, wait, Jan and Justin have another turn!

They need two points to win and............


Justin nails it!  Angela rushes in to congratulate the winners, while, Nicole congratulates her opponent.


A few high-fives and happy dances later......the awards are handed out!


This fine trophy is a slightly remodeled old soft ball trophy from Ron's coaching days.  Each year the winner must add something to make it better, of course.

IMG_0919 Next, Justin tries on the one of a kind jacket.


  Jan models the jacket......!  Just in case you missed is last year's winner modeling the winner's designer jacket.

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The jacket will be personalized for this year's winner.....who wouldn't be proud to wear this! 

Justin, this year's winner, starts college in the fall, I really think he needs to wear this on campus.....I seem to be the only one who think that......whatever!

I'm linking up to Outdoor Wednesday at Southern Daydreamer


Staci said...

SO FUN! Love this post, totally sums up our awesome weekend. Thanks for capturing all the laughs :)

Karlyn said...

You guys have too much fun! Thanks for sharing, I loved it.

Kathy Walker said...

What a great weekend! It looks as though yours was filled with fun!

Unknown said...

Hi there. If you are interested in binding a book like that, use a drimmel tool to drill the binding holes (rather than an awl, which wouldn't hold up) and then sew the signatures as you would a regular journal. I think the one i showed on my blog was three signatures which i bound into cloth (rather than cardstock) endpapers

Then, glue the sewn book into the gutted cover and spinepiece.

clear as mud?

Nancy said...

Glad to have found your's full of fun and color...

Looks like your vacation was lots of fun......

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've missed you. Sorry I haven't been around much, either, but my blogging is much better now.

I agree that this is the perfect jacket for a college campus. It's perfect for any college student (grin).

Beth said...

What a beautiful beach! Looks like you had a great time. I love your painting of Jack on your sidebar!!!
Blessings, Beth