Friday, April 9, 2010

feather bowling...

Ever heard of it?  It's a Belgian thang.  Actually, if you were to ask a Belgian person if they've ever feather bowled or even if they have ever heard of feather bowling, they'd probably tell you no.

It's like Jerome said last night, they took all the Belgian's out of Belgium that knew the game along with the alleys and brought them here, to Detroit Michigan, cuz we're the only ones that seem to know about this game.

Anyway, that's what we did last night.  We took the rents (at least the majority of them) and a couple of Belgian cousins out to the Cadieux Cafe in Detroit Michigan, had dinner and played two games of Belgian feather bowling.

My cousin Martine has lived in the Detroit area of the US for nearly 12 years, has heard all about the Cadieux Cafe and feather bowling, but this was her first time playing the game, seeing the game or even visiting the cafe.

The game is similar to shuffle board, curling, petanque, even darts.  You have to get as many of your cheese wheels as close to the feather at the opposite end of the alley as you can.

However, the alley is concave and made of years of packed down dirt and the cheese wheel is really a large, old wooden puck (of sorts) and it's 6 pucks per team (red and yellow).

The game takes about 30 minutes to complete, but it's a lot of fun.  I think this is probably the most fun Jerome's parents have had on this trip, minus the swamp tour...you really can't compete with a swamp tour.

Oh, and I hate to brag, but it was the Frenchies against the Belgians (which includes me), and the Belgians won!!!

3 comments:

Jabbles said...

Go Belgium!

Tami said...

My Grandparents used to go there. it is similar to boccee ball. I miss playing!

Charisa said...

Sounds fun!