Scotttreks eats up lots of shoe leather.

An easier day is board game afternoon on Wednesdays,

This Wednesday, our game is Mexican Train dominoes.

There are rules and procedures, but all domino games end the same. In domino’s, if you play all your tiles before everyone else plays their tiles, you win the set. Each of the other players counts the dots on their domino’s they have not played, and each dot counts one point against them. The dots they are left with are added up and the sum is written under their name on a piece of paper.

The player with the lowest number of points at the end of the game is the winner.

In the Caribbean, domino’s is an afternoon game played on a rickety table under a shade tree in front of a local bar. In Granada, this afternoon, it is a late afternoon game in the back room of a mini market at a big table.

I will make it a point to be here next Wednesday.

Finishing in the middle of the pack is not a bad place, but I, like everyone else, like it when my train pulls into the station first.

Competition is okay but it is trumped by good company every time.


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