Homer's Travels: We Suck ...Biocce!

Sunday, May 05, 2013

We Suck ...Biocce!

On Saturday the Wife and I went to Sioux City to participate in a charity bocce tournament.  Last year the Brother-in-Law (BiL) and the Niece came in second.  This year we joined them to see if we could give them a run for their money.

The weather was perfect ... crappy.  It was in the 40s, drizzly, and windy.  Fortunately for everyone the beer tent was enclosed and there were gas heaters spread around.

The Wife and I were in the first round which made us the first team to enter the loser's bracket.  We lost 15-2.  Pretty sad but we were the quickest losers there.

Our second match was much better.  We lost 15-9 and we were the third team to be kicked out of the loser's bracket.

Unfortunately, our awesome bad luck rubbed off on the BiL and Niece.  They won their first match but lost the next two.

Despite our rather poor showing, it was fun.  There were lots of reasons for not winning:  It was cold, it was drizzly, it was windy, and, my favorite excuse, we were too young to play bocce.  Yep, give us a few more years and we'll be old enough to kick some bocce butt.

In between matches we spent time in the beer tent trying to stay warm, drinking, eating the excellent pulled pork sandwiches, and standing close to the propane heaters.  I was in the process of drying my gloves when someone asked if something was burning.  We didn't see anything right away but a few minutes later I noticed a 3 1/2 inch hole melted in one of my rain jacket sleeves.  I hadn't noticed it because of the other two layers under my rain jacket.  I liked that rain jacket.  I bought is especially for my next Camino.  I guess I'll have to buy a new one.  *sigh*

The Wife teased me a lot.  She got a good laugh about it ... until this morning.  She was putting on her rain jacket to go out for breakfast when she found two scorch marks on her jacket.  I won't be the only one to get a new jacket ... and she won't be making fun of me any more.


  1. Hah! That gave me a chuckle. Sorry you have to buy new jackets, though. Still, better the jacket than burned skin for the two of you, eh?

    1. GH: Glad to have made you chuckle. Too true, burned jackets aremuch better than burned skin.

  2. Bocce is the best because you can play with a beer in hand :)

    1. Miss McC: While I wasn't holding a beer, many participates were. That does make it a special activity. :-)