Even 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!!
NOTE: 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.