Friday, June 21st -- 6:30 a.m.
I slept in. Not something I usually do. When I came downstairs, Alice was in her declared spot on the couch, enjoying a morning cup ‘o joe and playing Wordscapes. If you’re an addictive personality, do not -- I repeat -- do not download this game.
I’d write more, but I’m joining Alice on the couch. I’m trying to catch up with her level on Wordscapes.
(Afternoon update - 5:45 p.m.)
Jackie and Alex went to Broadbeach to watch the beginning of the knock-out rounds. Anne, Janice, Alice, and I drove south (I told you I’m beginning to know my directions) to Tweed Heads Bowls Club. OMG! Now that’s a club. Amazing what a casino can do for bringing in folks.
I bought a rain jacket; all of us got club shirts at the store there.
Next, a six-end pairs game on the indoor green. Chloe Stewart, who won gold in singles at last year’s US Open, works at Tweed Heads. She’s the assistant to the bowls coordinator. She assisted us in getting bowls and a rink for the game. All of this happens on the second floor of the clubhouse.
Note: the second floor of the clubhouse.
Before I left for Australia, my sister Amy sent me a photo of the clubhouse in (the city will remain unnamed). The subject of her email was “Why Go To Australia” -- and the body of the email read -- “when there are fine international lawn bowling opportunities (and facilities) in (anonymous city)?”
When we left Tweed Heads, the three outdoor greens were full of bowlers. Just amazing.
Next, north to Tugan, Toolona Street to be specific. Right on the Pacific Ocean. We threw off our shoes and dipped our feet in the cool ocean waters. Sooooo nice!
We picked up some meat pies to bring back to the house. And so if you’ll excuse me -- it’s time for dinner!