There's a new game at Cedar Rapids Lodge this year...it's called "carpetball". The lodgemaster built the game over the long winter...and it's a hit! It's a game for all ages. The original plans had the game sitting higher than it is now. After watching young & old play for the last 3 weeks, Steve cut the legs down today and it's more user-friendly for all ages.
Our goal each year is to provide entertainment for everyone and make some of it "free" to use. This game has already proven itself a winner. At any time of the day, there may be 10-12 kids/adults standing around the game. Tournaments are formed the first day and played throughout the week.
I had a tough time finding a small crowd so that I could take pictures of the game itself. The game is played with an old set of pool balls, 5 on each end and a cue ball. You simply try to knock each other's balls into their pocket...it's a fast game that can be played over and over...here's some photos of a quieter time at the game...
This blog is a journal of our life at Cedar Rapids Lodge.. www.crlodge.com. Never knew this was my dream job until my husband moved our family here in 1987! We raised 4 kids, they flew the nest...brought back spouses and lots of grandbabies to share our dream life with us.