Thursday, May 5
Today I had some free time so I made an extra stop in Raleigh at the Vanderbilt Bridge Club. Louise King directs this game and provides homemade goodies for the players. The players all pitch in to put up the tables, chairs, side tables, and bidding boxes. The Vanderbilt Bridge Club is held at the Quail Hollow Swim and Tennis Club in suburban Raleigh. They had 14 tables and I played with Bruce Reeve. Considering that we added this game to the schedule earlier in the week, the turnout and the reception was really surprising. I am very pleased that Raleigh/Durham has been part of the club tour and this area is really a hotbed for bridge. The visit concludes tonight with a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Raleigh Bridge Club. Thanks to Bruce, Darleen and Jay Bates and Louise King and all the players.