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Old 09-25-2016, 12:31 AM   #171
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My eyes are bleeding.
Gonna miss some serious Ladderball games!
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #172
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OK. This sounds crazy, but if anyone can spare 6 old PINK golf balls, I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to enhance my Ladderball ball collection.
We've played that for many years now, but call it Snake Toss, a name that is said to come from when the game was invented by cowboys out working. For some fun, they would kill a few snakes, then toss them trying to hang them up on the barb wire fence. Sounds like a good explanation to me.

When I was searching for rules and dimensions on how to build it, I found a dozen different names, a whole bunch of different dimensions of the rack and snake length, and many differing sets of rules. We just adopted what we thought worked best and went for it. This is second favourite camping game after All Terrain Bocce.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:24 AM   #173
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In a change from the "delightful" (if you love heat, humidity and rain) weather we have had in the Upper Midwest this summer, both Wunderground and Accuweather are predicting nice weather for next weekend in Thomson. Let's hope is stays that way!
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:17 PM   #174
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We've played that for many years now, but call it Snake Toss, We just adopted what we thought worked best and went for it. This is second favourite camping game after All Terrain Bocce.
I like Snake Toss!

I got the dimension somewhere on YouTube and when we play we use the My House...My Rules" approach, so no one gets too caught up in technicalities. The goal is to have fun!

Dave Allen is bringing Bocce ball too. He was also looking for his old set of Lawn Darts...hmmm.
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In a change from the "delightful" (if you love heat, humidity and rain) weather we have had in the Upper Midwest this summer, both Wunderground and Accuweather are predicting nice weather for next weekend in Thomson. Let's hope is stays that way!
Currently at the campground. We are expecting a cold front to blow through today, and then smooth sailing.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:20 PM   #176
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:44 PM   #177
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I like Snake Toss!

I got the dimension somewhere on YouTube and when we play we use the My House...My Rules" approach, so no one gets too caught up in technicalities. The goal is to have fun!

Dave Allen is bringing Bocce ball too. He was also looking for his old set of Lawn Darts...hmmm.
I agree, just play by the rules of the game host, and all is fair and good. Hopefully the counterweight rule is in place, where you have to hold a beer in your non-throwing arm for balance. Same with Bocce too.

I have a set of those lawn darts somewhere. Not a good game to combine with drinking, especially with wee kids and dogs running about.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:26 PM   #178
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Sadly, we will be cancelling our site for the rally (#103) today as we've decided that too many things, i.e. work, are getting in the way of the rally weekend. We plan to come visit on Saturday but simply cannot do the whole weekend. We've really been looking forward to this, so thankfully Thomson isn't too far to come for a visit!
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Hopefully we can see you during the open house Saturday. Gay's 87 yr young dad will be with us as he is interested in doing some travel with us and has much more RV experience than me! Thanks again for showing us your 21.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:34 PM   #180
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I regret to tell that we cannot make it to the rendezvous this year. Too many projects going on. Feel free and use site 115. I hope next year we will be there again.
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