Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rhode Island update

Sandy McCay and I played in the Nail Life Master Open Pairs and qualified for the second day. In the finals, we had two average sessions and obviously missed the overalls. My next bridge game is the Senior Mixed Pairs which will be played Wednesday and Thursday. Sandy and I got along just fine. I was pleased with her game and she with mine, I think.

Sunday I watched football.

Monday, Sandy and I went on a tour to the Bay area and Newport. In Newport, we took something called the The Cliff Walk -- the view was amazing. Then we toured one of the fancy houses (The Breakers, former summer home of one of the Vanderbilts). The tour guide pointed out the church that JFK and Jackie Kennedy were married in, as well as some other interesting tidbits.

I took photos along the way. My battery died, however, and I can't download them to my laptop. What is it that Gilda Radner said? It's always something. I'll post them when I get home.

This evening, I'm going on a night tour of Providence. It's one of those deals where (besides seeing the sights of Providence) you stop at one fancy restaurant for an appetizer, at another for the entrée, and at a third for desert. The tour company I've been using is called Experience Rhode Island.

GL GL GL moi at bridge the next two days.


  1. Best of luck in the coming days. It appears you are having a blast. I shall look forward to your photos when you get back. And remember, always carry at least two batteries for your camera. Batteries never fail to fail when you need them most! :)

  2. Batteries never fail to fail when you need them most!

    It's somebody's Law. I had a spare, just forgot to pack it, ouch.

  3. Sounds like a fun trip.

    Do you have any experience playing any seniors card events? You never know -- you could find some success there - he he.

  4. Great performance in the qualifying, now blitz the final! Good luck and play well.

  5. @Paul: Thanks. We feel we are playing nicely. Now for some good luck.

  6. Bugger!

    (I hope that this is not too colloquial)

  7. @Paul: Bugger is putting it mildly compared to how I felt.