Archive | July, 2010

Ping Tom Park

31 Jul

Testing Iphone WordPress app.

Ian lines up the shot:

Petanque After Dark…

31 Jul


Play continues into the wee hours of Thursday night at McGuane Park…

The Nebraskin’ Assassin drops the wrecking ball to the delight of the crowd…

Jimbo Blasts the Coche!!!

28 Jul

Point like a bird-dog, and shoot like a sniper…but if Jimmy Boy wants to turn things around…he’ll just blast the coche off the pink quartzite graveled terrain of Ping Tom Park…

HOT Picnic and Petanque in July

21 Jul

Loic showing good pointing form at our July Forest Park Petanque Picnic.
HOT temp in the mid 90’s.

When the sun is brutal and the temp is 95…
survival comes before fashion for Dan.

July’s Potluck Picnic in Forest Park…

18 Jul


Farmer John takes aim during one of Saturday’s matches…

Hungry petanquers seek refuge from the scorching sun and 95 degree heat under the club’s protective pop-up canopy…

Wo and Pa are presented with some “going away” Chicago Petanque Club T-shirts…they’ll be back next year, but will proudly fly our colors in the far East in the meantime!

Boules no bigger than a blueberry go tumblin’ like tumbleweeds across the scorched desert terrain…a good place for some cool, colorful fruit salad!

Boules, Brats & Bastille Day!

11 Jul

Here’s a scene from the action at McGuane last Saturday! Ten Petanquers came out to enjoy some fine weather, food, friends and boules! Big thanks to John for cleaning up the terrains after a stormy, wind-blown couple of weeks!

Brandon wows ’em by launching a boule in the air…

Ian shows off one of his world famous Beer-Boiled, Flame-Broiled Brats with Bavarian-Bratislava-Style Sauerkraut; soon to be packaged and available in the microwave section of convenience stores everywhere under the label, “Pride of the Village!”

Bouling is Back!

1 Jul

Here’s a look at the pink-quartzite shavings over limestone gravel-dust walking path at Ping Tom Park on 19th street just west of Wentworth. It doubles nicely as a Petanque terrain and drains well when other places are too wet to play. There is minimal pedestrian traffic and lots of places to eat in the neighborhood! MCGUANE PARK IS DRY AGAIN TOO!!!


A new “sidewalk” has been constructed leading to the terrians and horseshoe pitch!!!