C. A. Casey

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Paradise Comes to Vacaville

Posted by Casey on September 2, 2007

My life is now complete. I’ve witnessed the great sport of curling in person.

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Vacaville, California’s curling club–yes, you read that right–the Wine Country Curling Club is hosting a Bonspiel. That’s a German-looking Scottish word meaning curling tournament.

I spent most of today out of the 100 degree weather covering the tournament. Last weekend was the first time I’d ever stepped onto a golf course, today was the first time I’d ever stepped foot on indoor ice. Ice rinks are, like, cold. Go figure.

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Teams from all over the US and Canada, including the Men’s US National team, are here.

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The finals are tomorrow morning. Bagpipes, ceremony, the whole enchilada. Too cool . . . really no pun intended.

 

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3 Responses to “Paradise Comes to Vacaville”

  1. Claudia said

    Cool…and I mean “cool”. It was a fascinating experience. Just perfect for these long hot summer days…

  2. dj said

    How lucky are you? I love curling.. Dont know if I would like it in person with out the Olympic commentators giving a play by play, but at least you got to see it live !!!

  3. casey said

    What’s even cooler — no pun intended — is the local curling club will show people how to curl. Even people with a bum knee like me.

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