Whacking in the Dark

So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.

~Rose Macaulay~

Night Croquet

There was none of that on Saturday evening. No venting rancor. No annoyance other than with a missed shot or a taunting opponent. Rather, we were sipping on adult refreshment and whacking croquet balls in the dark. Red dusted off her croquet set, wrapped glow sticks around the hoops and used a couple of camper’s headlights so we could find our balls.

Croquet balls.

We whacked our balls up and down a small hill, down a narrow strip of uneven ground, around a fire pit (one tried to land in the pit), and past other obstacles like a hose, lawn chairs, etc. We whacked them by the light of the North Star and a flashing light that we deemed an alien spaceship.

I didn’t win, but it didn’t matter. This was too much fun…whacking croquet balls, with friends, in the dark.

You should try it.

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7 responses to Whacking in the Dark

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I would say that the adult beverage is not required, but the lack may have a different effect on the players. Adult beverage players tend to laugh more and find ways to make up their own rules.

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