Our neighborhood card tournament is coming up and I’m about to bring the pain, as well as some of the best barbecue in town. A few buddies and I started this tradition a few years back in my garage. We were sitting around the table playing cards and having a good time when one of my new neighbors came by to introduce themselves. The wife wasn’t too crazy about it but man did her husband’s eyes light up when he saw what we had going on. So we invited him in and had a great time getting to know him, and take most of his chips, when he mentioned that he has other buddies that lived close to us who would love to play.
We haven’t looked back since. Now we’ve got upwards of 40 people in my back yard each year. Snacks, drinks, and all kinds of trash talk between games. It’s a blast. We’ve got four tents and tables for each group and after a few rounds, we’ll up the ante and eliminate players. It’s a really fun experience and I’ve come to know a lot more people in my neighborhood which is always a plus.