We’ve had a busy weekend — post vacation. We picked up friends from the airport Thursday and they invited us over to their house for dinner the next day to repay us for our trouble. They lived a stone’s throw from us in Palm Springs and we both moved within a mile from each other in Arizona — without prior knowledge we were both doing that. Our kids went to school together from kindergarten through high school. Now our kids live near each other in the Bay Area.
We had neighbors over for appetizers, wine and games. We played my favorite card games, Demon and Texas Hold ‘Em. Our friends brought over a game they thought we’d enjoy. My husband and I laughed when we found out it was Catchphrase. That’s a game our kids played endlessly at swim meets with their teammates under the pop-up tent. We’d be at meets for at least four hours and they’d swim a few minutes. Downtime was spent playing cards or Catchphrase.
It’s been years since I’ve played games and it was a hoot. We laughed and had fun. it was a perfect thing to do with people we’ve only known for a few months.
For appetizers I made deviled eggs, stuffed shishitos with honey goat cheese and sweet Italian sausage chunks on toothpicks with honeycrisp apples. Also a veggie platter that was barely touched.
What card games do you like to play? Did you play lots of games growing up? Do you think kids today play games or is everything on screens now?
Your appetizers sound delicious! I think kids today still enjoy card games.
Thank you! They were tasty. I’m glad kids still like cars games.
Well, I do see the husband and others playing cards on the computer but in the past I have noticed kids in my class at the end of the time playing cards. I encourage it!
I was wondering if you saw cards games in class. That’s encouraging. They are interacting with each other rather than their screens.
I really like your desert photos. They’re unlike anything around here.
That woodpecker reminds me of the birds that hang around on the screens of our windows while waiting for the bird feeder.
We enjoy playing the card game Skip-Bo. It’s similar to Uno.
Thank you! I have never heard of Skip-Bo. I’ll have to look it up.
I’m glad you had fun with friends
Our new area is so much more social than our old home. It’s hard to get used to.
Soon you will get used to it.
I hope so!
We never played games growing up but I love to play them now. Cards of any kind, Catan board game is a favorite. I love to laugh and games have a way of bringing laughter…
The laughter is wonderful!
Sounds like fun times!
It was! I used to be bored playing cards growing up. But after not playing for years I found it to be so much fun.