This weekend, Dennis & I travelled 6 hours by car to beautiful Ben Lomand in the mountains outside of Santa Cruz. Why? It was the 16th birthday of the best hat tournament ever…Hats Hops Hucks turned Saweeet 16. To our surprise, and even though we did not request it, we were slotted on the same team…A little unsettling considering how much we normally bicker if we’re together on the grass.
Our team Pez was resillient; while others had 16 or more on their rosters, we were only blessed with 13 players. We were all solid players, and there wasn’t one person who really stole the show. Although we did name Ethan the Most Valuable Pez for his outstanding leaping, constant display of energy, and huge plays all around.
It was really awesome the way we played considering the shortage, and our women rocked. With only 4 on the team, I was not happy when I had to sit the 3rd game out due to horrific cramping in my legs. But my female counterparts kept a stiff upper lip, and totally fought through that game. It was rad.
I just love HHH, and I can’t wait for next year. Best tourney of the year, I SAY!