master_el (master_el) wrote,

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An outing - take 3!

The Silver Dragon again sped into town to bear El away, this time to the Bridge Birthday Party, at Wishford Hall (in Hope Valley, R.I.). A good time was had -- as was much good food -- at this potluck event.

Later in the evening, El climbed the long, steep stairs to the second floor -- with the help of the "brute squad" -- to take part in the traditional bout of live alquerques (an ancestor of checkers and chess, and one of the oldest known board games). El took one side of the tabletop board, and Josef the other, while a host of local lords and ladies took to the carefully marked-up floor to play out their moves, stylishly sweeping the opposing pieces off the board. Three games were played ... and the final score was a tie, with one win for El, one for his opponent, and one draw.

Then it was time to head back down the stairs (thanks, guys!); pack up a goodie bag or six ;and head back to Harris Health, where we again wowed the staff and residents with our triumphal entry, many of us still in garb. Still need to get them those photos from the Tavern event this fall ....

Tags: bridge birthday, outing, sca, stairs

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