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Bocce Ball

It was something new and different to try, and let's face it, I haven't been getting out much lately (sigh). So, when I was invited to go with, I hopped (well, flew low to the ground briefly) with glee. Bocce dates back to 5200 B.C., though it's only slowly gaining popularity in the United States. (And yes, there is a World Bocce web site with more information, should you require it.)

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The silver Pallino ball is what you aim for, and the balls of the same team/color nearest get the point. As you get closer, you begin to see the pattern; here, the green did just a wee bit better. The tragedy in this set is I'm part of the green team -- six red balls all nearest, 6 points for team red.
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I had a clear view of things, even if the photo doesn't reflect it. And I wasn't doing that well. In the event of a near-tie, a tape measure is available to determine who's *really* the closest. Given this is an Italian sport, of sorts, it's reasonable the foods available were Italian -- yummy!

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