Today at a family gathering I taught my ninety-year old great grandmother to play... and she beat me!
The first time I played Petanque I played with a couple of guys and gals, and one older gentleman was using a walker. Imagine that, a guy on a walker can play this game and do as well as a guy in his twenties! After the game we all went out and grabbed a beer together at a local pub. Petanque is a social game. Today at a family gathering I taught my ninety-year old great grandmother to play… and she beat me!
Well my 10-year old cousin wanted to play, so I taught her and she had a blast! My aunt was so intrigued by the game that she wanted to purchase her own set of Petanque balls so she could take the game back home to Kentucky!
If anyone out there is interested in trying out a game of Petanque, come to the harbor front in downtown Fernandina Beach (near the end of Ash Street). Some really friendly people gather there to play every Saturday morning. If you’re interested in knowing more about Petanque, or want to get your own set, check out www.PetanqueAmerica.com.