Saturday, September 6, 2008

Labor Day Traditions

This year we continued our Labor Day tradition of going up north for the weekend. The lake's water is too low to spend any time on the water so we made our own fun. A few years ago we found a Lawn Jart game in Mike's garage that was left by the previous owner. This new/old game has turned into somewhat of an obsession for some people. In past years we played all day long and the winners of the game got to keep playing like holding the pool table at a bar. This got a little boring for some of us who were not the best players. Last year someone came up with the idea to have a tournament. This tournament has become the center of the whole weekend, along with alot of eating and drinking of course.
The competition got pretty intense in the championship game. Mitch had to lend his expertise judging capabilities. After much discussion it was decided who, if anyone would receive any points on this round. The championship game went into extra innings with many close calls. It was played by partners, Chris and Sara and partners Mike and Al. Mike and Al came out the winners in the end. Here they are displaying their winning trophy!

This weekend has grown over the years to beome a big event for us. It seems like our home away from home stay-cation. We are joined by neighbors and relatives from far and near. Who would have guessed that Lawn Jarts could draw such a large crew of spectators. When the end of the weekend came and we all gathered around the campfire. Mike has again displayed one of his many talents in designing a campfire ring. I told Mike I would take some pictures and show some of my friends and maybe make some sales for him. If you are interested in one of these campfire rings just let me know and I will give you the details.

1 comment:

DEB said...

Lawn Jarts? Looks like you all had a great time. So give me the scoop on the firepit. We want to put one by the pond.