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This points to a few things:
1. Lancaster is the kinda place you can leave a bike unlocked in a park and not necessarily worry.
2. Troy is getting old.
3. Troy has the luck of the Irish.
Well, our dress-up day here in Lancaster was a great time, and only a few of us weren’t willing/didn’t have time to participate in the festivities of old hallow’s eve. We had a Satyr, a steampunk airship pilot, a polo player (kindof looked like Bruce if he quit trimming his beard and hair), A viking, and Lumberjack with a gas mask on, among others I’m probably forgetting.
And me: I tried to go for a skeleton faced fellow, but I had to hurry up and I came out looking more like a Juggalo. Still counts.
Anyway, it was a great time, and I’m very happy we did it.
And, for other Halloween treats, check out the links below to posts I wrote last Halloween– spooky scary!
Just navigate your sweet self over here to see all the (decent) pictures I took of the event. Make sure to stop on back in a little bit to read my first post about all of the excitement, too. (Please?!)
This past weekend Lancaster United hosted a fun-time tourney: a regular three man/woman/horse tourney followed by a bench format, then followed by some more pickup. We had a great turnout and lots of fun to be had.
As is often the case, I brought along my little camera and snapped away some pictures. Notably this one of the WINNERS OF THE 3 man/woman/horse tourney:
- The best polo players in
- The best polo team
- In the universe (is that close to what you told me to write, Liz?)
The winners of the Bench format game are altogether not important, as neither Liz nor I were on that team. Who says winner write histories?
Anyway, here are handfuls of pictures (after the jump) from the day. Enjoy!
I think we all miss the now defunct hardcourtpolo.tumblr.com. Let me give you some salve for a broken heart:
Pro Tip: if the gif doesn’t run automatically, click on the picture, and it’ll start up like magic.
Trying not to wake sleeping team mates
Your first tourney party
Challenging stronger players
Tourney team that plays together, stays together
Milwaukee’s first response to Worlds announcement
Someone else brings food to pickup
Matching team shirts
Newbie chasing ball
When a goal shot hits your leg
Mocking the ref
Second Day (morning)
Newb posting in front of goal
Testing the court surface
When a tourney includes lunch for everyone
When two players have an argument that nobody else cares about
Brakes don’t work
This has nothing to do with polo, just look at that guys face
This Saturday was very cool for many reasons, none of them being the blistering heat coming from mother nature’s sweaty pits.
We had guests Rob, Peter and Greg B., it was my first polo day since my heart wussed out on me, and it also counted as my birthday polo adventure.
Overall, I felt pretty alright playing. I tried to take it easy via consistent time in goal and sitting out every other game. My ol’ ticker seemed to appreciate that. Outside of that, it was hot as all get-out and I think most of us were thoroughly exhausted by the end of play.
Here are some pictures to enjoy of the festivities, courtesy of our resident much-better-than-I-will-ever-be photographer, Gretchen. I hope your long-weekend polo happy fun times were just as…uh…happy funnish.
While Troy was posting up selected pictures from our happy fun times after polo, Alias seized the opportunity to use power point – which is a phrase I never thought I’d write in my lifetime.
Father’s Day (a day when I normally cuddle into all the pillows I can find and scream “I have no fatherrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!”) turned out better than expected when Lancaster United decided to break out the wieners and have a good ol’ polo BBQ. Add to that the enjoyment of finally meeting the notorious Nick Kruse (up from Missouri and relocating to Philadelphia) and playing a few games with him, and you’ve got a pretty spectacular day of polo.
Troy’s wife, Gretchen, brought along her camera and took some much-better-than-what-I-can-possibly-take pictures. Here, look: