US NATIONALS BEGIN IN HENDERSONVILLE, NC 2016 09 05.

IMG_0003Even though it was/is Labour Day Weekend, the drive from Calabogie, ON (just outside of Ottawa, ) to Hendersonville NC, was in the main free of heavy traffic!!   (DISTANCE 1,004 miles.)  In fact the first heavy traffic we experienced was in downtown Hendersonville!!  The reason: It is Apple Festival Time in Hendersonville.  More on that later.   https://theshuffler.net/2016/08/30/take-in-the-annual-apple-festival-in-hendersonville-nc/

Wonderful, wonderful drive through the Mountains as we approached Hendersonville.  I believe said Mountains are the Western Appalachians, although don’t conduct a Fact Check??? Lol  See pic at top.

Lois and I arrive at the Courts at 310 Lily Pond Road in Hendersonville on 2016 09 04.  Parking at the Club was at a premium, in part because of Applefest, but mostly due to Shufflers showing up to try out the Courts!!

Stan and Sandi Quinn were among the first to greet us > along with Harold Thorne, Katy and Lyle Walker, Rosemary and Charlie Crank, Kathy and Yvon Lauzick, accompanied by Kathy’s Mom, and Jay Fitzpatrick.  However; the biggest surprise of all, WAS to be welcomed by Kenny Offenther!  I expect that many of you will remember Ken’s research role during the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in Florida.  I want you to understand that we were only at the Courts for about 30 minutes.  I share that with you because I am sure tomorrow, i.e. Monday, there will be many more familiar faces!!

IMG_0010IMG_0023IMG_0021IMG_0007NOTE: Internet in hotel in Hendersonville is “not up to standard”!!  Having a good deal of trouble. Click on any pic to expand.  I am not going to name the couples.  KNOWN TO MOST.  Doubles, Men’s and Ladies will continue tomorrow, Tuesday.  Stan 2016 09 05.   Katy & Lyle Walker

 

 

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2 Responses to US NATIONALS BEGIN IN HENDERSONVILLE, NC 2016 09 05.

  1. Alfie Mangan says:

    Great shot of the mountain, Stan.
    Some familiar faces as well.
    Good luck to you and Lois.

    Like

  2. stanistheman says:

    Thanks so much for noticing Alfie!!!!

    Like

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